Disability Data: Exploring the use of the Washington Group Questions in Programmatic, Humanitarian and Development Settings

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event:

‘Disability Data: Exploring the use of the Washington Group Questions in Programmatic, Humanitarian and Development Settings’

It will take place Thursday 14 June, 2018 from 12.30 – 14.30 at 10th Floor, UN Church Center, 777 UN Plaza (Opposite UNHQ) – Lunch provided from 12.15

Leonard Cheshire and its Research Centre, Humanity & Inclusion, the International Disability Alliance, with the UK Department for International Development and UNICEF, will share their experience of collecting data using the Washington Group Questions in development, humanitarian and programmatic settings as a side event at CoSP. The session will draw on case studies (challenges and best practices), research and analysis on the use of the Washington Group short set of questions in this wide range of settings and will facilitate a discussion on efficacy and further application.

Event highlights include:

  • The presentation of initial findings from new research on the use of the Washington Group Questions in NGO and Disabled People’s Organisation programming
  • Discussion of the Inclusive Data Charter and its role in strengthening disability data through Inclusive Data Charter Action Plans
  • Presentation of the experience of using the WG short set of questions in humanitarian action measured through action-research
  • DPOs speaking about their national experiences in using the WG short set of questions.

Speakers:

  • Professor Nora Groce, Leonard Cheshire Research Centre, UCL
  • Penny Innes, Head of the Disability Inclusion Team, Department for International Development
  • Ulrike Last, Humanity & Inclusion
  • Ana Lucia Arellano, Vice Chair, International Disability Alliance
  • Claudia Cappa, Statistics and Monitoring Specialist, UNICEF

Chair: Ola Abu Alghaib, Director Global Influencing and Research, Leonard Cheshire

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cosp-side-event-disability-data-and-the-washington-group-questions-registration-46713031936

Source: IDA_CRPD_Forum

Re-posted with permission.

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