Third Meeting, 28-29 November 2016, UNHQ Conference Room S-2726/S-2727
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.
- Inclusive education for children with disabilities, Mr. Mark Waltham (UNICEF)
- UNFPA’s new program “WE DECIDE! Young Persons with Disabilities: Equal Rights and a Life Free of Violence, Ms. Leyla Sharafi (UNFPA)
- Inclusive Education and Employment Policies for Persons with Disabilities in Peru and APEC Member Economies, Mr. Andrew Lange (Fulbright-Clinton Fellow in Peru)
- Disability, health and human development, Ms. Sophie Mitra (Forham University)
- Education and health care for persons with disabilities: access and trends, Ms. Parul Bakhshi and Mr. Jean-Francois Trani (Washington University)
- Promoting inclusive and equitable access to information: National Library of the Philippines’ initiatives, Ms. Dolores D. Carungui (National Library of the Philippines)
- Access for all: library services to people with disabilities in the United States, Nancy Bolt (International Federation of Library Associations)
- Update on the Work of the Washington Group and Transitioning from Data Collection to Data Presentation, Ms. Jennifer Madans and Mr. Mitch Loeb (Washington Group on Disability Statistics)
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.).
- United Nations Regional Meetings on Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme: Some Observations, Ms. Margaret Mbogoni (UN Statistics Division)
- G3ict/DPI “2016 ICT Accessibility Progress Report, including a survey of the readiness of 104 countries to monitor SDG objectives for persons with disabilities, Mr. Martin Gould (G3ict)
- Disability policies and programmes in the context of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Ms. Beatrice Nabulime Kaggya (Uganda Ministry of Social Development)
- Measurement of Disability to inform the 2030 Agenda for sustainable Development: Uganda’s experience, Ms. Pamela Kakande (Uganda Bureau of Statistics)
- Using computational text mining to assess the impact of disability-inclusive development indicators in the SDGs, Mr. Derrick Cogburn (Institute on Disability and Public Policy, American University, US)
- Mainstreaming Mental & Psychosocial Disabilities in Policies and Programmes through the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, Mr. Takashi Izutsu (University of Tokyo)
- A study on the situation of women and men with disabilities in the Swedish asylum seekers and refugees process, Mr. Arvid Lindén (Agency for Participation, Sweden)
- IDA project on inclusion for persons with disabilities in development agenda, Mr. Vladimir Cuk (IDA)
- Monitoring disability policies in Africa Region, Ms. Ola Abu Alghaib (Leonard Cheshire Disability, UK)
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.