Learning exchange

Accountable governance for people with disabilities

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Guests
Mr V S Basavaraju
Ambika Raja
Rajive Raturi
Amba Salelkar
Akhila Sivadas
Access Bangladesh Foundation
Action Network for the Disabled
AfriKids
Carers Worldwide
Child Link
Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre
Turning Point Foundation
Date & Time
9am, 3 February 2020 - 5pm, 5 February 2020
Location
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
About the event

Human rights advocates from across the Commonwealth will be coming together in Bengaluru exploring strategies to advance rights of persons with disabilities in India and in their own countries.

According to The World Health Organisation’s 2011 World Report on Disability,  15 percent of the world’s population live with some form of disability. In India alone, it is estimated that there are up to 80 million people with disabilities. While the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act was passed in 2016, there is more to do in order to ensure its impact is felt.

The Commonwealth Foundation has supported seven projects across six countries that focus on advancing the rights and needs of persons with disabilities. At this event, representatives from the implementing organisations will work together to understand what each can learn from the other. They will also hear from leading experts who have worked for disability rights across India.

Press can observe sessions and conduct interviews with leading experts and participants throughout the exchange. To arrange please contact Gillian Cooper at g.cooper@commonwealth.int as soon as possible.

Guests
Mr V S Basavaraju Speaker
Ambika Raja Speaker
Rajive Raturi Speaker
Amba Salelkar Speaker
Akhila Sivadas Speaker
Access Bangladesh Foundation Participating grant partner
Action Network for the Disabled Participating grant partner
AfriKids Participating grant partner
Carers Worldwide Participating grant partner
Child Link Participating grant partner
Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre Participating grant partner
Turning Point Foundation Participating grant partner
Speaker
Mr V S Basavaraju State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities in Karnataka, India
Speaker
Ambika Raja Journalist and disability activist
Speaker
Rajive Raturi Head of Law and Policy at National Centre for Promotion of Employment of Disabled People
Speaker
Amba Salelkar Lawyer and international legal advisor specialising in disability law and legal reform
Speaker
Akhila Sivadas Managing Trustee and Executive Director of the Centre for Advocacy and Research
Participating grant partner
Access Bangladesh Foundation

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Action Network for the Disabled

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AfriKids

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Participating grant partner
Carers Worldwide

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Child Link

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Participating grant partner
Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre

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Participating grant partner
Turning Point Foundation

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