Events

Global Disability Summit – July 24th 2018

Europe, Events, July 17 2018

People sitting in an auditorium

LONDON, ENGLAND: DFID’s vision for disability inclusion is: ‘to ensure people with disabilities are consistently and systematically included in international development and humanitarian assistance’.  We will host a Global Disability Summit in July this year to galvanise the global effort to address disability inclusion in the poorest countries in the world… Continue Reading »

Promoting Disability Inclusive Development Forum

Asia-Pacific, Events, July 13 2018

Participants at the forum for ‘Promoting Disability Inclusive Development’

HULHUMALÉ, MALDIVES: Maldives hosted the first forum of its kind to discuss how to make development disability-inclusive. The forum for ‘Promoting Disability Inclusive Development’, which was organized with the combined effort of Housing Development Corporation, Ooredoo Maldives and UNDP, was held in Hotel Jen on 23rd June 2018. The forum was… Continue Reading »

Science and Technology – Engines to Spur Action for the Sustainable Development Goals

Americas, Events, Universal Design, July 12 2018

A drone flying in the sunset sky with a city skyscape in the distance

NEW YORK, USA: The power of science, technology and innovation to improve the lives of people and to help protect the planet is evident. But in order to drive progress towards the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its vision of leaving no one behind, innovative solutions will need… Continue Reading »

UDHEIT – Dublin Summit October 30, 2018

Europe, Events, July 10 2018

DUBLIN, IRELAND: In 2018 The Universal Design and Higher Education in Transformation Congress (UDHEIT2018) will be held at Dublin Castle, Ireland from 30 October to 2 November 2018. This exciting four-day event will bring together key experts from industry, education, government and non-government organisation sectors to share experiences and knowledge with… Continue Reading »

A New Decade for the CRPD: Partnerships for Inclusive & Sustainable Development

Americas, Events, News, July 5 2018

Photo of the Artificial Intelligence 2030 Event at the UN, with (starting left to right) Senator Chantal Petitclerc of Canada, H.E Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh of the UAE, and Dr Victor Pineda. With sign language interpreter, and Ghasaq Yousif Shaheen of the UAE.

NEW YORK, USA: From June 11th till the 14th, GAATES actively participated in the 11th Session of the Conference of States Parties (CoSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in New York City. The events at this year’s CoSP were universal and looking towards the future… Continue Reading »

Opportunity to Participate! Online Global Consultation with Civil Society – Global Disability Summit

Europe, Events, July 5 2018

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Deadline: Sunday 8 July 2018 EUROPE: The International Disability Alliance (IDA) together with the BOND Disability and Development Group (DDG), International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), Disability Rights Fund (DRF), UK DPOs and other partners, is organizing a Civil Society Forum (referred to as the Forum) on 23 July, one day priorto… Continue Reading »

mEducation Alliance Symposium (Nov 6-8th, D.C.) Call for Presentation Proposals now open

Americas, Events, News, July 3 2018

mEducation Alliance Logo

WASHINGTON, DC, USA: The Mobiles for Education Alliance (mEducation Alliance) will host the 8th Annual mEducation Alliance Symposium from November 6–8, 2018 to share ideas and launch new partnerships that advance the use of technology, particularly in lower resource countries/context, in the education field. They invite your presentation submission and your assistance in helping… Continue Reading »

Namibia, Switzerland Share Preview of VNR, All 47 Main Messages Available

Events, News, July 3 2018

View on Lake Lugano and Monte San Salvatore in Switzerland

INTERNATIONAL: All 47 countries that plan to present voluntary national reviews (VNRs) during the 2018 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) have released their “main messages,” providing an overview of SDG action and plans, and progress and challenges with SDG implementation. Main messages for Namibia… Continue Reading »

June 2018 Entrepreneurs Conference “From Start-up Nation to Impact Nation”

Events, ICT, Middle East, June 26 2018

Moshe Gaon, Founder and CEO of yoocan technologies Photo: Orel Cohen, Calcalist

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: The June 2018 Entrepreneurs Conference “From Start-up Nation to Impact Nation” featured a students’ Assistive Technologies competition where Moshe Gaon, Founder and CEO of yoocan technologies was invited to judge and shared his vision about impact investments and the social impact tech world. “Social investment models have enormous economic… Continue Reading »

Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of ALIMCO’s State-of-the-Art Limb Fitting Center and Auxiliary Production Unit

Asia-Pacific, Events, News, June 25 2018

Haryana Chief Minister addresses the gathering on the occasion of foundation stone laying ceremony of Auxiliary Production Unit and state of the art Artificial Limbs Fitting Centre of ALIMCO

NAWADA, FARIDABAD, INDIA: Chief Minister of Haryana Shri Manohar Lal and Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar laid the foundation stone for establishment of State-of-the-Art Rehabilitation Center for Fitment of Artificial Limbs and an Auxillary Production Unit of Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India… Continue Reading »


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