• Month: October 2018

    ECLAC, OECD Development Centre Examine Approach for Leaving No One Behind in Transitions

    NEW YORK, USA: A joint report by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Centre outlines the need for a comprehensive approach to international development cooperation that aligns with domestic policymaking, and supports the movement of countries up the income ladder.… Continue Reading »

    Infrastructure Forum Explores Technology’s Role in Sustainability, Accessibility, Resilience

    BALI, INDONESIA: The heads of multilateral development banks (MDBs) and international institutions gathered for the 2018 Global Infrastructure Forum (GIF 2018) to consider the role of technology plays in shaping infrastructure that is sustainable, accessible and resilient. They also committed to enhancing support for capacity building for infrastructure public-private partnerships (PPPs). Held under the theme… Continue Reading »

    DRR Platform Adopts Declarations to Reduce Disaster Risk in Africa and Arab Regions

    TUNISIA: Participants at the Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) focused on the theme, ‘Towards Disaster Risk Informed and Inclusive Sustainable Development,’ and adopted two declarations. The meeting provided input to the Global Platform for DRR which will convene in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2019. The meeting, which took place from 9-13 October, in Tunis,… Continue Reading »

    Leonard Cheshire Launches New Report About Disability Data Collection and the Washington Group Questions

    USA: Leonard Cheshire and Humanity & Inclusion have launched at new report “Disability Data Collection:  A summary review of the use of the Washington Group Questions by development and humanitarian actors” at the World Data Forum in Dubai. The report which examines the use of the Washington Group Questions, a disability data collection methodology originally designed for use in national data efforts,… Continue Reading »

    New App Launched to Help Visually Impaired People to Read Unicode Doc Files called “Accessible Doc Reader”

    DHAKA, BANGLADESH: The application launched on 29th September 2018 at jatiya press club in Dhaka. Innovation Garage Limited has developed an important innovation for persons with visual disability The Accessible Doc Reader overcomes a previously insurmountable problem for people with a visual impairment who want to read and work with DOCX, RTF and text files… Continue Reading »

    IFES Launches New Tool to Promote Disability-Inclusive Election Observation

    INTERNATIONAL: According to the World Health Organization, one out of every seven people in the world has a disability, yet citizens with disabilities remain underrepresented in political life as voters, election observers, candidates and election officials. Mainstream observer groups often do not hire people with disabilities to serve as observers and only include basic, if… Continue Reading »

    In Africa, Technology and Human Capital Go Hand in Hand

    AFRICA: Rwanda’s progress from the devastating civil war two decades ago to one of the most rapidly developing African countries is a remarkable narrative on development. Twenty-four years ago, the country was torn apart by civil war and one of the worst genocides human history has known; one in which more than a million people… Continue Reading »

    New IDDC/EDF Webinar: 29 October 2018

    Invitation to join the upcoming webinar: “Upholding the rights of persons with disabilities: Linkages between Financing for Development and the EU Budget for the implementation of the SDGs” Monday, 29th October, 2018 15:00 – 16:00 Belgium time Everyone is encouraged to register! The European Disability Forum (EDF) and the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) are… Continue Reading »

    Rick Hansen Foundation & GAATES Partner to Advocate for Accessibility Globally

    VANCOUVER – The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) and The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) have announced a new partnership that will break down barriers for people with disabilities by advocating for a more accessible world.   The RHF, an organization that raises awareness, changes attitudes, and removes barriers for people with disabilities,… Continue Reading »