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Disability Inclusive Development Initiative Workshop
June 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
The mission of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Community of Practice is to foster greater diversity, equity, and inclusion practices among local non-profit, private and public sector professionals and community members located in the Greater Seattle area through shared best practices and strong collaboration.
This Global Washington workshop will educate participants on the importance of including persons with disabilities in their work. As many may already know, 800 million persons with disabilities live in the Global South, where they are twice as likely than the general population to live under the poverty line and far less likely to attend primary school (UNICEF estimates just 5% of children with disabilities attend primary school worldwide), yet just 1% of foreign aid reaches persons with disabilities, in part because many international development initiatives are inaccessible to and exclusionary of persons with disabilities. According to the 2018 inaugural UN disability and development report, despite the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda promising “No one left behind,” persons with disabilities are systematically excluded from the SDGs. This workshop, however, will enable participants to be leaders in change by introducing them to best practices in disability inclusion policies and practices for their work.
Alessandra Aresu, Inclusive Health Policy Lead, Humanity & Inclusion
Victor Pineda, Executive Director of World Enabled and the Global Alliance for Accessible Technologies and Environments
Susan Sygall, CEO & Co-Founder, Mobility International USA