World Urban Forum: Disability inclusion at the local level

HomeWorld Urban Forum: Disability inclusion at the local level

A delegation of We are Able! was present at the World Urban Forum that took place in Katowice/Poland June 26-30. This international conference was a good opportunity to increase awareness on the need for disability inclusion at different levels.

Two activities were organised by the We are Able! delegation: a training on disability inclusion and working with a local inclusion agenda and a panel discussion on the same themes. In these interactive sessions awareness was raised, participants experienced the challenges of living with a disability and learned more about inclusive governance and working together with Persons With Disabilities and Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs).

The Local Inclusion Agenda was felt a useful tool in implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on the local level in different countries.

Some feedback we received on our activities:

“Very useful and inspirational”

“I am more aware of the importance of inclusive governance”

“Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities is crucial”

“The urgent need for an action plan as a local inclusion agenda”

Do you want more information about training opportunities and working with a local inclusion agenda, please contact the following We are Able! partners:

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