IDA:Leaving no one behind: Experiences from collaborating with organisations of people with disabilities in FCDO-funded work

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On Monday 4 December from 10-11:30 AM GMT, women OPD leaders, speakers from Inclusive Futures and the UK government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office will discuss how non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and donors can meaningfully engage with OPDs to deliver disability-inclusive development projects.  

The Rt. Hon Andrew Mitchell will open the event that will share what works – and what doesn’t – in including people with disabilities in development and humanitarian programmes. The webinar will explore the experiences and learnings of FCDO staff, OPD leaders and Inclusive Futures when it comes to collaboration between organisations of people with disabilities (OPDs), governments, donors and INGOs. Panellists will share the successes and challenges encountered when implementing the FCDO Prof Guide on OPD Engagement, and experiences as women OPD leaders and highlight evidence, research and learning from Inclusive Futures on OPD Engagement.

Speakers will include:

·        The Rt. Hon. Andrew Mitchell, MP, Minister of State for Development and Africa (FCDO)

·        Ms Alicia Herbert OBE, Director for Education, Gender and Equality & Gender Envoy (FCDO)

·        Dr Vladimir Cuk, Executive Director for the International Disability Alliance

·        Ms Ichumar Sylivia Lorot, Social Development Policy and Education Officer at the British High Commission in Kampala, Uganda (FCDO)

·        Mrs. Dwi Ariyani, Regional Head of Programs-Asia (Disability Rights Fund)

·        Ms. Claire Walsh, Associate Programme Director for the Disability Inclusive Development-Inclusive Futures programme (Sightsavers)

·        Mr. Johannes Trimmel, Programme Director for the Disability Inclusive Development-Inclusive Futures programme (Sightsavers)


The panel will be in English, with International Sign Language interpretation and live closed captioning in English.

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