Unheard Children - How to Transform the Lives of Deaf Children in Low Income Countries
This event will introduce Deaf Child Worldwide’s latest report on the situation for deaf children in some of the world’s poorest communities. It's aimed at professionals working in international development who work with deaf and disabled children, programme managers, policy specialists and academics. It will cover the experiences of deaf children in low income countries, practical information to improve your policy making and programme design, and a wider understanding about the global context of disability and international development.
- Director of Deaf Child Worldwide, Joanna Clark, will give a brief overview of the report, its findings and what action Governments, policy makers and international organisations can take.
- You will hear from practitioners with lived experience working in South Asia and East Africa who will shine a spotlight on the challenges faced by many deaf children and how to build programmes that break down the barriers they face.
- The Head of the Disability Inclusion Team at the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Penny Innes, will give an overview of what the UK government is doing to support disabled children around the world and what other organisations can learn from the programmes they have developed.
- The event will close with a short panel discussion with the event’s participants.
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