Making development inclusive – seminar 23 May

Date: Thursday, 23 May 2019
Time: 09:00-12:00 (Registration from 08:30)
Venue: Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Skanstull, Ringvägen 98, Stockholm
Registration: no later than May 16th.

Discrimination and lack of access mean that disability often leads to poverty, and measures to reduce poverty rarely or never reach persons with disabilities. How can development actors ensure the inclusion and development of persons with disabilities?

Through examples from different areas this seminar aims to give an overview on the effects of working for rights of persons with disabilities, and contribute to a more disability-inclusive development.
At the seminar you will learn how to become a more inclusive organisation and how you can start up or extend your cooperation work with disability organisations. Stories, lessons learned and best practices will be shared, as well as facts about the situation for persons with disabilities around the world.
Welcome to an important and inspiring seminar!


Moderator: Kristina Ljungros

8.30     Registration, coffee and sandwich

9.00     Welcome  
Kristina Ljungros,
Secretary General The Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association

9.05     Leaving No One Behind
Jesper Hansén, Secretary General MyRight

9.15     What you call us is how you see us
– Changing attitudes through media

Binasa Goralija, Regional Coordinator MyRight Europe

9.45     How to ensure disability inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene

Martina Nee, Programme Manager Equity & Inclusion WaterAid

10.10   Working with Umbrella organisations
Bernard Bagweneza, Regional Coordinator MyRight Africa

10.20   Coffee

10.45   Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Disability
Sara Österlund, Senior SRHR advisor, RFSU

11.00   Working with organisations by and for women with disabilities
Sujana Shakya, Acting Regional Coordinator MyRight Asia

11.15   Short Film

11.20   Promoting rights for people living with disability
Anna Maria Drew, PMU Regional Manager Asia

11.35   Fighting poverty requires inclusion
Leana Acevedo, Regional Coordinator MyRight Latin America

11.45   Closing notes

The seminar will be held in English.

The seminar will be interpreted in Swedish sign language. The venue has a loopset, and is wheelchair accessible.
Please let us know other accessibility needs when you registrate (for instance if you need material or presentations in advance).