Two Years on – The IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action: What Are Promising Practices, Challenges and First Lessons Learned in Syria?
|Date||29 Sep 2021|
|Time||12:30 am — 2:00 pm CEST |6:30 pm—8:00 am EDT|
|Provider||Centre for Humanitarian Action, Humanity & Inclusion|
Handicap International e.V. and the Centre for Humanitarian Action e.V. cordially invite you to the following online event: Two Years on – The IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action: What Are Promising Practices, Challenges and First Lessons Learned in Syria?
Welcome by Pit Köhler, Head of Division, Humanitarian Assistance – Policy, International Organisations, Multilateral Coordination, German Federal Foreign Office
HI would be delighted to welcome you online. For participation please register and let them know as soon as possible if you require any other reasonable accommodation here.
The event will be online. A Zoom link will be shared two days before the event, together with Joining Instructions to all registered participants.
Please note that this event will be recorded
Background of the event:
Men and women, boys and girls with disabilities are disproportionately affected in humanitarian emergencies. For instance, first quality data from the Syrian response demonstrates that 28% of the Syrian population have one or more disabilities, while the global average being 15%.
However, persons with disabilities are among those affected population groups that are least likely to access basic and specific services. For too long, the lack of quality data, led to humanitarian needs overviews that overlooked persons with disabilities. Eventually, resulting in a lack of inclusive humanitarian response plans and strategies.
To address this situation, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) “Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action” were launched in 2019. They are the result of an inclusive and participatory consultative process with more than 600 stakeholders from the humanitarian and disability sector. And, they are also the first interagency tool to help improve and steer strategic efforts to better include and engage persons with disabilities in the humanitarian response.
The event is supported through the Phase 2 – Leave no one behind! project, financed by the German Federal Foreign Office.
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