We are very pleased to invite you to attend the next in our new season of global disability research seminars, jointly organised by the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre and the Institute for Global Health, and funded by UCL Futures.
Poverty and Disability in Developing Countries
Speaker: Dr Daniel Mont, University College London
Dr Mont is Principal Research Associate in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London. He is currently working on issues of inclusive development, disability and poverty, and inclusive social services in developing countries.
He previously worked for the World Bank, where he was stationed in Vietnam working on poverty reduction programme and statistical capacity building -- primarily dealing with vulnerabled groups -- such as ethnic minorities, people in remote rural areas, and disabled people. He was also the gender focal point for the World Bank office in Hanoi.
He also worked extensively on disability issues for the World Bank for six years, and served as the chair of the analysis working group for the United Nation's Washington Group on Disability Statistics. He has published extensively on disability issues in developing countries.
Most of his published research and career has been spent on issues relating to disability -- improving quantitatve measures of disability and integrating disability issues into economic development activities in poor and middle income countries and his seminar talk will reflect this research.
Timings and Location:
The seminar will take place on the 17th January 2013 from 5pm-7pm and will be followed by a drinks reception.
Wilkins Haldane Room
University College London
When & Where
UCL Global Disability Research Group
The UCL Global Disability Research Group focuses on disability research in the areas of global health and international development. It is comprised of faculty members and students from the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre and the Institute for Global Health, which is based in the Institute of Child Health.
The research group is a partner of UCL's current Grand Challenge of Global Health initiative, and has strong interdisciplinary links with departments throughout UCL, as well as strong ties to researchers working on disability issues worldwide.