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Event: Global Disability Summit 2018

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, UK 

24/07/2018 - 09:00 to 22:00

On 24th July 2018, DFID, alongside the Government of Kenya and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) hosts the first Global Disability Summit in London. With Government Ministers, high level Private Sector and UN Officials, as well as a range of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) and disability rights activists in attendance, it is hoped the Summit will raise global attention on disability inclusion and mobilise new global and national commitments, ensuring the rights, freedoms, dignity and inclusion for all persons with disabilities.

The Impact Initiative will be hosting a stand at the Summit to promote the role for evidence in ensuring children with disabilities are not left behind. We will be highlighting a number of projects funded under the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership focus on disability and education. These have recently published in the Impact Initiative’s ‘ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: disability and education'. 

Inclusive education will be one of four identified themes of the Summit which aims 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 best practice and evidence from across the world.

Engage during the Global Summit via social media

The Global Disability Summit is an exciting opportunity to interact with current and future partners to share learning and explore new opportunities. Participate and engage with discussion at the Summit, or online by using the #Policies4 hashtag to promote messages about disability and education, and follow us on Twitter @The_Impact_Init