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Building Human Capital: Realizing SDGs for Persons with Disabilities

NCPEDP
Global Leadership Training
International Seminar on Disability and Development

11th & 12th April, 2016

DPI's 9th World Assembly
13th April, 2016
Venue: Pullman Hotel, New Delhi, India

DPI Africa Regional Assembly
10th April, 2016

Mehrauli, ibis Hotel, New Delhi

DPI Asia Pacific Regional Assembly
10th April, 2016

Firoza, ibis Hotel, New Delhi

Global Leadership Training
International Seminar on Disability and Development

11th & 12th April, 2016

Pullman Hotel, New Delhi


DPI's 9th World Assembly

13th April, 2016

Pullman Hotel, New Delhi

In its last meeting in July 2014, the DPI World Council decided that DPI's 9th World Assembly would be held in India. The theme of DPI's 9th World Assembly is ‘Building Human Capital: Realizing SDGs for Persons with Disabilities’. Each Member National Assembly of DPI representing a full member has the right to send a delegation to the World Assembly.

Why this theme

The world is at a critical juncture in the journey towards a more equitable society. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have just been adopted by the United Nations. The 17 goals and 169 targets aim to eradicate extreme poverty, among others. So far, the process has been hugely disappointing for people with disabilities, especially those from the Global South. There are 11 mentions of disability in the entire document but NONE in the most crucial goals and targets: Goal 1 on Eradication of Poverty, Goal 3 on Health and Goal 5 on Gender. The indicators are currently under formulation. By the time we meet in India in April 2016, the indicators also would have been formally adopted. The monitoring process of the SDGs would be on different levels – global, regional, national and thematic. The most crucial component would be at the national level. Each country would have nationally defined indicators that are best suited for its unique priorities. Therefore, the SDGs would not be a success unless ownership takes place at the country level.

The role of people with disabilities and their organizations at the grassroots – national and local level, thus assumes paramount importance. If we want disability to be a part of the post-2015 development agenda, then the grassroots leaders will have to be empowered. This would be perhaps the first such gathering of the global disability movement after the adoption of the SDGs in September 2015. The DPI World Assembly will be a significant platform to take the discourse on leadership building and equipping grassroots disability movements with tools to effectively monitor implementation of SDGs from the disability perspective at the national level.

Programme

DPI AFRICA REGIONAL ASSEMBLY

Sunday, 10th April 2016

TimeProgramme
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Welcome & Orientation
11:00 a.m - 11.30 a.m.TEA/COFFEE
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • To reaffirm the number of Member National Assemblies (MNAs) in the DPI Africa Region as per the resolution passed in the Meeting of the Board of Directors on February 11, 2016 in Vienna, Austria.
  • To inform and update the meeting about the transition of DPI under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (CNCA) and the changes in DPI thereafter.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.LUNCH
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • To discuss relationship of DPI Africa with PAFOD
  • To discuss relationship of DPI Africa with African Disability Forum (ADF)
  • To discuss various issues in the Region and within the Sub-Regions.
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. TEA/ COFFEE
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • To elect the following Executive Officers for the DPI Africa Region: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Information Officer.
  • To elect 5 Class A Members (earlier referred to as World Council Members) from the Region.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Any other business
  • Future Course of Action

DPI ASIA – PACIFIC REGIONAL ASSEMBLY

Sunday, 10th April 2016

TimeProgramme
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Welcome & Orientation
11:00 a.m - 11.30 a.m.Tea/Coffee
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • To reaffirm the number of Member National Assemblies (MNAs) in the DPI Asia Pacific Region as per the resolution passed in the Meeting of the Board of Directors on February 11, 2016 in Vienna, Austria.
  • To inform and update the meeting about the transition of DPI under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (CNCA) and the changes in DPI thereafter.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.lunch
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • To discuss relationship of DPI Asia Pacific with Pacific Disability Forum, ASEAN Disability Forum, Central Asian Disability Forum, and South Asia Disability Forum
  • To discuss various issues in the Region and within the Sub-Regions.
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. TEA/ COFFEE
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • To elect the following Executive Officers for the DPI Asia Pacific Region: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Information Officer.
  • To elect 5 Class A Members (earlier referred to as World Council Members) from the Region.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Any other business
  • Future Course of Action

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING
INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON DISABILITY & DEVELOPMENT

Monday, April 11

TimeProgramme
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Opening Plenary

Room: Peacock [1 & 2]

  • Welcome: Mr. Javed Abidi, Global Chair, DPI
  • Ms. Kanchan Pamnani, Trustee, NCPEDP
  • Mr. A. S. Narayanan, Vice President, DPI India
  • Ms. Venus Illagan, Secretary General, Rehabilitation International (Video Message)
  • Mr. Axel Leblois, Founder and Executive Director, G3ict (Video Message)
  • Mr. Mukhtar Al Shibani, President, GAATES
  • Ms. Charlotte Mclain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor, The World Bank (Video Message)
  • Mr. Nishant Pandey, India Country Director, American India Foundation
  • Mr. Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK and Chairman, YES Institute
  • Ms. Sweta Rawat, Chairperson, Hans Foundation
  • Mr. Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative, India
  • Ambassador Luis Gallegos
  • Mr. Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Hon’ble Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.TEA/COFFEE
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Agenda 2030 – What it means for people with disabilities?

Room: Peacock [1 & 2]

Chair: Ambassador Luis Gallegos

Co-chair: Mr Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative, India

Speakers:
  • Ms. Pooja Parvati, Research Manager, Oxfam India - SDGs & CSOs - What it means for the grassroots?
  • Ms. Dorodi Sharma, Adviser to DPI Chairperson - Disability data, monitoring & evaluation
  • Mr. Shuaib Chalklen, Chairperson, African Disability Forum - Challenges & Opportunities for Grassroots DPOs
  • Gloria Goffe, Executive Director, Combined Disabilities Association - Perspective of DPOs in the Caribbean
  • Mg. Julio Wilfredo Guzman Jara - Perspective of DPOs in Latin America
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.LUNCH
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.G3ict ADVOCACY TRAINING:

Room: Peacock [1 & 2]

Session 1: Capacity Building and Training on Article 9 & Beyond
  • Mr. James Thurston, Vice-President for Global Strategy and Development, G3ict
  • Ms. Shilpi Kapoor, Founder & Director, BarrierBreak Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.TEA/ COFFEE
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.G3ict ADVOCACY TRAINING:

Room: Peacock [1 & 2]

Session 2: Public Procurement as a Policy Strategy for Digital Inclusion and Human Rights
  • Mr. James Thurston, Vice-President for Global Strategy and Development, G3ict
  • Ms. Shilpi Kapoor, Founder & Director, BarrierBreak Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Tuesday, April 12

TimeProgramme
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Plenary

Room: Peacock [1 & 2]

Chair: Mr. Amon Anaztaz, President, Tanzania Federation of Disabled People’s Organizations (SHIVYAWATA)

Co-chair: Ms. Dayana Martinez Gisell Burke, Vice President, DPI Latin America Region

Speakers:
  • Mr. Mukesh Jain, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India - Accessible India Campaign
  • Ms. Sylvanna Lakkis, Chairperson, DPI Arab Region - Arab Crisis & Disability
  • Mr. Senarath Attanayake, Uva Provincial Councillor & Attorney-at-Law, Sri Lanka - Wellawaya Disable/Age Friendly City Project
  • Mr. Masayoshi Nakamura, President & CEO, JINRIKI Co. Ltd. – Presentation
  • Dr. P.K. Gopal, President, IDEA India – Marginalised Groups & Inclusion - Disability & Rights of Persons Affected by Leprosy
  • Mr. Mohamad Sazali Bin Sha Ari, President, Malaysian Confederation of the Disabled – Challenges Faced by Deaf People
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.TEA/COFFEE
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
1. Breaking stereotypes

Room: Peacock [1 & 2]

Chair: Ms. Shanaaz Majiet, International Disability Consultant

Panelists:
  • Miki Matheson, 3 time Gold Medalist, Paralympics 1998 & Project Manager, The Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Centre - Breaking barriers with Paralympics
  • Pravesh Panchoo, Youth Disability Advocate, Inclusion Mauritius - The Need for Self-Advocates from Local to Global
  • Reshma Valliappan, Founder – Director, The Red Door – Lack of legal capacity & the SDGs
  • Nidhi Goyal, Disability & Gender Rights Activist- Sexuality & Disability
  • Ms. Ekaete Judith Umoh, President, Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, Nigeria – Challenges Faced by Women with Disabilities
2. Youth with Disabilities

Room: Co-Meeting 1 [Basement]

Chair: Ganesh Singh, Secretary, DPI North America & Caribbean Region – Challenges Faced by Youth with Disabilities in the Caribbean

Panelists:
  • Seinep Dyikanbaeva, Secretary, PO "The Association of parents of disabled-children" (APDC) "ARDI" - Youth with Disabilities in Leadership - Perspective from the CIS
  • Sachin Singh, Teacher, Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University – Challenges Faced by Deaf Youth (esp. from the Global South)
  • Jana Husseini, DPI Arab Region Office - Challenges of Arab Youth with Disabilities
  • Achyut Subedi, Chairperson, Disability Human Rights Promotion Society (DHRPS) - After the Earthquake - Being a Youth with Disability in Nepal
3. Inclusion & cross-sectoral alliances

Room: Co-Meeting 2 [Basement]

Chair: Ms. Danielle Wong Ng C.S.K., President, DPI Mauritius
Meera Shenoy, Founder, Youth4Jobs - Skilling & Employment
Dr Meenu Bhambhani, Head Global CSR, Mphasis Ltd.
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.LUNCH
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Plenary: Closing Session

Room: Peacock [1 & 2]

A Disability Inclusive Blueprint for Agenda 2030

Chair: Mr. Javed Abidi, Global Chair, DPI

Co-chair: Mr. Garimella Subramaniam, Deputy Editor, The Hindu

Speakers:
  • Mr. Alzouma Maiga Idriss, Vice Chair, African Disability Forum
  • Mr. Trevor Carroll, President, AFDO, DPI Asia -Pacific Region
  • Mr. Mohammed Ali Loutfy, Executive Director, DPI Arab Region
  • Mr. Asadullo Zikrikhudoev, Vice Chair, DPI CIS Region
  • Mr. Wilber Torrez Morales, Chairperson, DPI Latin America Region
  • Mr. Henrietta Davis-Wray, Chairperson, DPI North America & Caribbean Region

DPI WORLD COUNCIL MEETING

(Closed Session)

Tuesday, April 12

TimeProgramme
04:30 pm – 5:30 pmMeeting of the DPI World Council
05:30 pm – 6:30 pmElection of the new DPI World Executive (2016 – 2020)
DPI's 9th WORLD ASSEMBLY

(Closed Session)

Wednesday, April 13

TimeProgramme
09:00 am – 10:00 amIntroduction of the new Executive Council
10:00 am – 11:00 amTaking DPI forward
  • Deal with proposals from the National Assemblies
  • Deal with proposals from the World Council
  • Deal with questions of any amendments to the By-laws
  • Review reports of the World Council
  • Review reports of the Auditors on the finances of the organisation during the fiscal years since the last World Assembly
11:00 am – 11:30 amTea/Coffee
11:30 am – 01:00 pmTaking DPI forward
  • Resurgence of Global South on the global disability platform
  • Relationship with IDA
01:00 pm – 2:30 pmLunch
02:30 pm – 04:00 pmTaking DPI forward
  • Future Course of Action
04:00 pm – 04:30 pmTea/Coffee
04:30 pm – 05:00 pmClosing Session
Adoption of the “Delhi Declaration”

Objectives of the Global Leadership Training & International Seminar on Disability & Development

  • To facilitate interaction across nations, help in dissemination and exchange of best practices for others to emulate in their respective nations inorder to build human capital and leadership and to equip them to work with their respective national governments and all other development actors to incorporate disability inclusion in the design, implementation and review of all SDG programmes.
  • To train and equip representatives from grassroots disability movement with knowledge on current developments in the disability arena both within India and globally and the tools to advocate and align with their Governments.
  • To demonstrate and showcase India’s progress and commitment to the cause of disability not only by the Government but also companies who have incorporated diversity as a way of doing business.
  • To create global partnerships to forge the way forward in the post 2015 agenda.

Responsibilities of the World Assembly

  • Adopt a long term action plan for DPI.
  • Review reports of the World Council and auditors on the activities and finances of the organization during the fiscal years since the previous World Assembly.
  • Deal with questions of any amendments to the By-laws.
  • Deal with proposals from the World Council.
  • Deal with proposals from the National Assemblies.
  • Elect the Election Committee with one representative per region, to prepare the election of the Executive Officers such as the Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson(s), Secretary, and Treasurer.

About NCPEDP

The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) is a non-profit, voluntary organisation, working as an interface between the Government, Industry, International Agencies, and the Voluntary Sector, towards empowerment of persons with disabilities.

NCPEDP works on five core principles, also called the five pillars of the organization, namely:

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Accessibility
  • Legislation/Policy
  • Awareness/Communication

NCPEDP stresses the need to move away from traditionally held views of charity and welfare to those of productivity and empowerment of disabled people.

About DPI

Established in 1981, the International Year of Disabled Persons, Disabled People's International (DPI) was the world's first successful cross-disability endeavour to convert the talk about full and equal participation of persons with disabilities into action. Till today, 35 years after it was formed, DPI continues to be the world's ONLY cross-disability global Disabled People's Organization (DPO).

DPI is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and has a presence in more than 139 countries through its Member National Assemblies (MNAs) spanning across 7 regions: Africa, Arab, Asia-Pacific, CIS, Europe, Latin America and North America & Caribbean. The MNAs are focused on capacity building and empowerment of people with disabilities in their countries and over half of them are based in the developing world.

DPI's goal is to achieve full participation of ALL persons with disabilities in the mainstream of life, through promotion and protection of their human rights. DPI's focus is particularly on those in developing countries who form 80 percent of the world's one billion people with disabilities and 20 percent of the world's poorest and most disadvantaged people.