December 11, 2017 to December 12, 2017

New York, December 2017

UNICEF, Handicap International, the International Disability Alliance (IDA), the Washington Group on Disability Statistics and UNHCR hosted a technical workshop on Collecting Data on Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Contexts in New York on 11-12 December 2017. The workshop was an opportunity to bring together colleagues with expertise in collecting humanitarian data together with specialists on data issues concerning persons with disabilities. 

Read the report from the technical workshop in PDF and Word.

Download the agenda.

See photos from the meeting.

The objectives of the technical workshop were to: 
1. Discuss the technical aspects and feasibility of data collection on persons with disabilities in humanitarian action;
2. Identify challenges (and way to overcome them) as well as best practices for collection of data on persons with disabilities in humanitarian action 

Participants to the workshop included representatives of organisations of persons with disabilities, the Washington Group, DFID, UN agencies, humanitarian organizations and humanitarian data experts.

IDA members who participated: 

  • African Disability Forum: Berhanu Tefera 
  • Arab Organisation of Persons with Disabilities: Abraham Abdallah
  • International Federation of Hard of Hearing Persons: Ruth Warick
  • Pacific Disability Forum: Simione Bula
  • World Blind Union: Penny Hartin

Penny Hartin, WBU and Abraham Abdallah, AOPD  Berhanu Tefera (ADF) on a panel with Jennifer Madans (Washington Group On Disability Statistics) and Kate Alley (Humanitarian Performance Monitoring Lead, UNICEF)

Simione Bula from PDF

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