From Exclusion to Empowerment : UNESCO Conference

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From Exclusion to Empowerment – The Role of Information and Communication Technologies for Persons with Disabilities

From Exclusion to Empowerment : UNESCO Conference

From Exclusion to Empowerment : UNESCO Conference


Conference Theme: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies for Persons with Disabilities

When, Local Time
Starts: Monday, 24 November 2014 – 9:00am to Thursday, 26
Ends: Thursday,26 November 2014 – 6:00pm

Venue : Vigyan Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road, Man Singh Road Area, New Delhi |India

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UNESCO to unite professionals from government, civil society, and private sector in support of the use of ICTs for the empowerment of persons with disabilities, at International Conference in New Delhi, India, from 24 to 27 November 2014.

UNESCO, in close cooperation with Brotherhood, We Care Filmfest and Global Rainbow Foundation, is organising an international conference entitled “From Exclusion to Empowerment: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies for Persons with Disabilities” in India’s capital, New Delhi, from 24 to 27 November 2014.

Building on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) to ensure that persons with disabilities become full and equal citizens in all societies, the organizers of the conference aims to raise awareness on the role that information and communication technologies (ICTs) can play in empowering persons with disabilities (PWDs), share good practices and build strategic partnerships.

As the subject of disabilities is a cross-cutting issue, the international conference will establish clear thematic linkages between different articles of the UNCRPD so as to design and propose an appropriate, holistic action plan on its implementation. These will include: women with disabilities; accessibility; freedom of expression and access to information; education; work and employment; and international cooperation.

The conference will stimulate debate, identify challenges and solutions, share best practice, and encourage cooperation from across government, NGOs, academia and business communities.

A special session will also be dedicated to a Film Festival that focusing on disabilities issues, supported by We Care Film Fest.

Panelist of Participants:

150 participants are expected from around the world, including:

  • Policy and decision makers
  • Representatives of Ministries and Departments of Education, Information and Communications, Social Affairs and Health, Women and Child Development
  • Teacher training institutes
  • Disabled peoples organizations, civil society
  • Representatives from the IT industry
  • Information and media professionals

Conference Convenors:

  • UNESCO Communication and Information Sector
  • UNESCO New Delhi Office
  • Brotherhood, We Care Film Festival

Supporters and Partners:

  • UNESCO
  • Brotherhood
  • We Care FilmFest
  • Global Rainbow Foundation (India)

When, Local Time

Starts: Monday, 24 November 2014 – 9:00am to Thursday, 26
Ends: Thursday,26 November 2014 – 6:00pm

Venue

Vigyan Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road, Man Singh Road Area,
New Delhi
|India

Contact information

Conference
Mr Indrajit Banerjee
UNESCO
Director, Knowledge Societies Division, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO
Email : i.banerjee@unesco.org

Ms Iskra Panevska
UNESCO
Advisor for Communication and Information in Asia-Pacific Region, UNESCO Office in New Delhi
Email : i.panevska@unesco.org

Ms Irmgarda Kasinskaite-Buddeberg
UNESCO
Programme Specialist, Knowledge Societies Division,Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO
Email : i.kasinskaite@unesco.org
Film festival
Mr Satish Kapoor
Brotherhood and We Care Filmfest
United Nations Volunteer and Recipient of Acharya Vinobha Bhave National Volunteer Award
Email : wecarefilmfest@gmail.com, brotherhood94@gmail.com

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