Third Expert Meeting on Monitoring and Evaluation for Disability-inclusive Development (MEDD)

 

Third Meeting, 28-29 November 2016, UNHQ Conference Room S-2726/S-2727

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The MEDD meetings are organized by the SCRPD/DSPD/UNDESA to take stock of progress made in disability-inclusive monitoring and evaluation for disability-inclusive development, in particular in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to contribute to preparation of the 2018 UN flagship report on disability and development (A/RES/69/142). The meetings count with the participation of experts, researchers and practitioners from the UN system, academic institutions, member states, non-governmental organizations, particularly disabled persons’ organizations, and development partners with experience and expertise in the areas of monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the international development goals, including expertise in policy-analysis, monitoring and evaluation relevant for disability-inclusive development.

The first two MEDD meetings took place in 2015 and early 2016 to identify and share available information, including relevant activities and research projects, concerning the situation of persons with disabilities in economic and social development.

The objective of the third MEDD meeting is (i) to continue this exercise of sharing ongoing work on disability among members of the Network; (ii) to discuss the content and outline of the 2018 UN flagship report and (iii) to identify collaborations for the production of this report.

Monday 28 November: Presentations

Opening & Introduction: Ms. Akiko Ito (SCRPD)

1. Overview of the work to advance disability-inclusive development: Outline and plan for the 2018 Flagship Report – introductory presentation, Ms. Akiko Ito/Maria Martinho (SCRPD).
This section will present an overview of the work toward disability-inclusive 2030 development and a draft outline and work plan for the 2018 flagship report.

2. Presentations on ongoing work on disability – Part I
In this section, experts will present their ongoing work on disability and development. Presentations focus on priority issues such as education, employment, health care, access to information, invisible disabilities and disability data.

3. Meetings of the task teams on key issues for the 2018 UN flagship report (Education, Employment and Social Protection, etc.)
Meetings of experts on thematic areas who will collaborate to specific sections of the report. The aim of these meetings is for experts to discuss content for the sections and draft a proposal for discussion at the morning session the next day.

Tuesday 29 November: Presentation

4. Presentations on ongoing work toward disability-inclusive development – Part II
Presentations by experts on ongoing work on disability and development (cont.).

5. Outline and plan for 2018 Report – way forward
This section will discuss draft outline and working plan for the 2018 flagship report. Subgroups of experts will present and discuss their proposals for specific sections of the report.

6. Reporting back from the task teams on key issues for the 2018 UN flagship report
Meetings of experts on thematic areas who will collaborate to specific sections of the report. The aim of these meetings is to coordinate work for the preparation of the sections and prepare a work plan for Dec 2016-June 2017.

7. Collaborations and proposals for the 2018 UN flagship report; Next steps and timeline
In this section, subgroups of experts will present and discuss their suggestions, contributions and timeline for the different sections of the report. Next steps for the preparation of the flagship report will be discussed.

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