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    Leonard Cheshire Launches Disability Data Portal With DFID

    INTERNATIONAL: Leonard Cheshire and the Department for International Development (DFID) launched a data portal at the Global Disability Summit on 24 July. Inconsistent or poor-quality data has long hampered the progress of development efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities. The Leonard Cheshire Disability Portal will tackle gaps in data and provide detailed information related to a… Continue Reading »

    New Webinar! Sustainable Development Goals in the UN Regions: The Engagement of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities

    INTERNATIONAL: The European Disability Forum (EDF) is delighted to announce its new webinar on Tuesday, 11th September on the Sustainable Development Goals. DATE: Tuesday, 11th September 2018 TIME: 16:00pm – 17:00pm, Belgium time Everyone is encouraged to register! Speaker and content Orsolya Bartha, Senior Advisor at International Disability Alliance, will be the speaker. Orsolya will provide… Continue Reading »

    From Robotic Vision to Instant Internet: ETRI Showcases Five Consumer Electronic Technologies of the Future

    BERLIN, GERMANY: Korean researchers will demonstrate how to transmit data faster than the blink of an eye at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA), the world’s largest trade fair for consumer electronics, taking place in Berlin, Germany from Aug. 31 to Sept. 5. High-speed cloud service, robotic vision, and harmful media detection are also among the technological… Continue Reading »

    2019 Obama Foundation Fellowship Application is Live!

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA: The Obama Foundation Fellowship is a two-year, non-residential program that offers hands-on training, resources, and leadership development to help Fellows scale the impact of their work. Fellows participate in four multi-day gatherings where they collaborate with each other, connect with potential partners, and collectively push their work forward. Throughout the program, each… Continue Reading »

    Qaderoon Network Offers its Services to All Businesses

    SAUDI ARABIA: Qaderoon Network launched its new services to its members and non-member organizations as part of its efforts to encourage businesses to include persons with disabilities on a wider scale in the business market. Additionally, this provides the best services and enrich the journey of businesses in the development of persons with disabilities inclusion in its… Continue Reading »

    South Asia’s Transport Corridors Can Become Engines of Growth

    WASHINGTON, USA: Transport corridors offer enormous potential to boost South Asia’s economic growth, reduce poverty, and spur job creation, provided the new trade routes spread their benefits broadly and limit negative environmental impacts, says a new World Bank report. The report The Web of Transport Corridors in South Asia — jointly produced with the Asian Development Bank, the… Continue Reading »

    ICLEI Report Shines Spotlight on Urban Resilience

    BONN, GERMANY: ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability has published the 2018 edition of its ‘Resilient Cities Report.’ The publication reflects on developments in urban resilience and climate change adaptation, and elaborates on specific tools, initiatives, case studies and solutions presented at the 9th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, building on discussions and developments from previous… Continue Reading »

    CRPD Committee Opens its 20th Session

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND:  The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opened its 20thsession starting on August 27th, 2018; during which it will review Algeria, Bulgaria, Malta, Philippines, Poland, South Africa and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. It will also initiate the second cycle of review under the simplified reporting procedure by adopting list of issues prior to reporting on… Continue Reading »

    World Bank Group Provides Update on Activities to Implement 2030 Agenda

    NEW YORK, USA: The World Bank Group has provided an overview of its work on each of the 17 SDGs. The second edition of its publication titled, ‘Implementing the 2030 Agenda,’ outlines the Group’s work on sustainable development, mapped to the Global Goals, and offers a snapshot of projects at local, national, regional and global levels.… Continue Reading »