We are excited to announce that the recording of our COSP14 side event, One pandemic, Different realities: Evidence on the Experience of the Diversity of Persons with Disabilities, their Representative organisations and Civil Society Organisations in dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic and preparing to Build Back Inclusively, is now available on Youtube with Captioning and International Sign included. You may view the recording below.
Inclusive Futures report (to be published in July 2021)
International Disability and Development Consortium, the
International Disability Alliance, Inclusive Futures, Social
Development Direct, UK AID and the UNPRPD are delighted to
invite you to attend their side-event “One pandemic, Different realities:
Evidence on the Experience of the Diversity of Persons with Disabilities, their
Representative organisations and Civil Society Organisations in dealing with
the COVID-19 Pandemic and preparing to Build Back Inclusively” to be held on
Wednesday 16 June from 8:30 to 9:45 am EDT/ 14:30 to 15:45 CEST, as
part of the 14th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights
of Persons with Disabilities (COSP14).
countries still navigate between lockdown and reopening stages, the COVID-19
pandemic impact on the human rights of persons with disabilities remains
unclear. A very glaring evidence gap currently is an understanding of how the
pandemic affected the working of OPDs and how that stands to impact disability
inclusion moving forward. The event aims at providing guidelines to local,
national and international stakeholders to support their recovery and build
sustainable resilience to future shocks, based on the findings from three
complementary research projects. With the UNPRPD support, IDA and IDDC gathered
data respectively on the experience of persons with disabilities since the
first wave and on the COVID-19 consequences on projects and programmes run by
CSOs in the Global South. The Disability Inclusion Helpdesk, a FCDO funded
facility, IDA and Sightsavers investigated the pandemic impact on OPDs. The
event will also reflect on persons with disabilities’ access to vaccination.
side-event aims at providing guidelines based on the lessons learned from
COVID-19 to local, national and international stakeholders to support their
recovery and build sustainable resilience to any future shocks. Building on the
reports’ recommendations and guidelines, the side-event will also provide the
opportunity to reflect on how persons with disabilities will access the
vaccinations and how to ensure participation of OPDs as essential actors to
‘rebuild’ more inclusively.
Opening remarks by Darren Welch, Director of the Global Health & C-19 Directorate, FCDO