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MPs question key stakeholders on disability and development

14 January 2014

The International Development Committee is to hold the first evidence session for the inquiry into disability and development on Tuesday 14 January.

Witnesses

Tuesday 14 January, The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

At 10.00am

Leonard Cheshire Disability

  • Mahesh Chandrasekar, International Policy and Campaigns Manager

Sense International

  • Edwin Osundwa, Country Representative for Kenya

Handicap International

  • Ola Abu Alghaib, Regional Disability Rights and Advocacy Consultant

At 11.00am

  • Bob McMullan, former Australian Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance
  • Lorraine Wapling, disability and development consultant with experience at AUSAID and DFID
  • Dr Susie Miles, Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education, University of Manchester

Purpose of the Session

The first panel offers the opportunity to hear from disabled activists with experience in Kenya, India and the Middle East. The second panel focuses on practical steps that DFID can take to become a leader in disability inclusive development, drawing on the experience of the Australian Government. The panel members have particular expertise in inclusive education, an area prioritised by DFID Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Lynne Featherstone MP.

Further information

Image: “Harvest Handicap" by Robert Joiner by is an awarded photograph from the WHO photo contest "Images of Health and Disability 2005". www.who.int/classifications/icf

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