The International Development Committee is to hold the first evidence session for the inquiry into disability and development on Tuesday 14 January.
Tuesday 14 January, The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Leonard Cheshire Disability
- Mahesh Chandrasekar, International Policy and Campaigns Manager
- Edwin Osundwa, Country Representative for Kenya
- Ola Abu Alghaib, Regional Disability Rights and Advocacy Consultant
- 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.
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