Event: All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Education ‘Quality Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities’

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Committee Room 12
House of Commons,

09/07/2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

To achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 on leaving no one behind in education, children with disabilities must benefit from quality education without discrimination or exclusion.

DFID’s Strategy for Disability Inclusive Development 2018-23 declares: “Now is the time” and at the Global Disability Summit 2018, the Secretary of State announced a new Inclusive Education Initiative to progress education for children with disabilities. 

In the run up to the first anniversary of the Global Disability Summit (held last July), the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Education will ask: What needs to be done to provide inclusive quality education for children and young people with disabilities? Building on the Statement of Action on Inclusive Education, signed by more than 30 key organisations in advance of the Summit, we will share progress and explore some of the key actions that can help achieve transformational education for children with disabilities.

Speakers include:

  • Stephen Twigg MP, Chair of the Global Education APPG and the House of Commons International Development Committee
  • Darren Welch, Director of Policy, Department for International Development (DFID) 
  • Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor, World Bank
  • Nidhi Singal, Professor in Education, University of Cambridge
  • Anderson Gitonga, CEO of United Disabled Persons of Kenya 

This event will be organized as a Q&A session with Professor Pauline Rose of the ESRC-DFID Impact Initiative as moderator asking each of the panellists a question to which they have up to 5 minutes to respond. There will be time for audience questions.

Please RSVP to tom.guha@results.org.uk

The publication ESRC and DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Disability and Education profiles a collection of ESRC–DFID funded research which provides new evidence on what governments must consider in order to ensure that children with disabilities benefit from quality education without discrimination or exclusion. This research contains excellent, globally relevant and contextually grounded evidence of how the education sector can plan and design policies with a lasting impact for children with disabilities. 

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Event: APPG on Global Education and Children with Disabilities