COMMONS

NGOs and academics with expertise on disability and development questioned

21 January 2014

The International Development Committee holds the second evidence session for the inquiry into Disability and Development on Tuesday 21 January.

Witnesses

Tuesday 21 January, The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 10am

  • Tim Wainwright, Co-chair, BOND Disability and Development Group
  • Aleema Shivji, Director, Handicap International
  • Barbara Frost, Chief Executive, WaterAid

At 11am

  • Professor Nora Groce, Director, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, University College London
  • Dr Tom Shakespeare, Senior Lecturer at Norwich Medical School and former disability specialist at the World Health Organisation
  • Professor Graham Thornicroft, Professor of Community Psychiatry at King's College London

Purpose of the session

This is the second evidence session for the inquiry into Disability and Development. The first panel offers a chance to hear from Non-Governmental Organisations who have first-hand experience working with disabled people in challenging settings. The second panel brings together leading academics with expertise in data on disability, and disability-inclusive health programming.

Further information

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