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From Right to Practice – Report from a CRPD Side event on Inclusive Education (28/8/2015)

All the panelist at CRPD Side event on Inclusive Education2015

During the 14th session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a side event was held on August 28th, 2015, in Palais Wilson, Geneva. In a previous post we already told you a little bit about it: the event was sponsored by Inclusion International and the topic was “Inclusive Education: From Right to Practice“.

Michael Fembek, Director of the Zero Project, presented the result of our call for nomination of Innovative Practices and Policies (337 received from 98 countries, from which 200 shortlisted were already). He also discussed the potential interest of the upcoming report for the CRPD: It could serve as a good database of scalable example for policy makers and local organisations.

Michael Fembeck, Director of the Zero Project at CRPD Side event on Inkclusive Education2015

Michael Fembeck, Director of the Zero Project at CRPD Side event on Inkclusive Education2015

At the event, which was chaired by Klaus Lachwitz, President of Inclusion International, also Maureen Piggot, President of Inclusion Europe; Osamu Nagase, regional representative for the Asian-Pacific region of Inclusion International; Fatma Wangare, Chief Executive Officer of the Association for the Intellectually Handicapped (KAIH) in Kenya; and Diane Richler former President of Inclusion International; intervened.

You can download the complete report of the session, with the speeches of all six panelists, as well as a summary of the responses to the questions from Committee Members here.

You can even watch the entire side session through the United Nation treaty body webcast.