- March 9, 2018


Deadline: 23 March 2018

Overview: The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Government of Kenya and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) will co-host the UK’s first Global Disability Summit in July 2018.  The Global Disability Summit is an opportunity to build on the current momentum on disability inclusive development. It provides a platform to secure financial and political commitments by national governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, the private sector and civil society organisations. 

Event details. The Summit will be held in London at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 24 July 2018.

The objectives of the Summit are to:

  • raise global attention and focus on a neglected area;
  • bring in new voices and approaches to broaden engagement;
  • mobilise new global and national commitments on disability; and,
  • showcase good practices and evidence from across the world.

A successful summit can accelerate the commitments made in policy frameworks such as the CRPD and Agenda 2030, and ultimately deliver real and lasting change in the lives of people with disabilities in low and middle-income countries. A successful summit is also only possible with a strong participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations (DPO). 

In this regard, IDA, as co-host of the Summit, is facilitating and  coordinating the engagement of DPOs, to ensure the active and meaningful engagement of DPOs and family members to the Summit.

Nomination Criteria (read more here):

  1. Person with a disability or their family members, or a representative of an organisation of persons with disabilities
  2. Nominated by an organization (no individual nominations)
  3. Demonstrated record of working for the rights of persons with disabilities nationally or regionally 
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  5. Commitment to upholding and promoting all articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  6. Demonstrated commitment to working for the benefit of persons with disabilities across all constituencies
  7. Demonstrated expertise on country and regional disability issues in relation to international development and cooperation

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