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Include Us! Global disability inclusion event 2016

Plan International is bringing global experts together to increase knowledge and skills in education for children with disabilities. Our conference in Kathmandu, Nepal will help to improve children’s access to inclusive education.

Unisha, 4, at school in her wheelchair
Unisha, 4, from Nepal, is able to get to school using a wheelchair provided by Plan International.

Aims

Plan International’s second Global Disability Inclusion Conference, ‘Include Us!’ is taking place from 6-8 December 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The aim of the conference is to increase knowledge, understanding and skills on inclusive education in development and humanitarian settings.

The conference will also emphasise the links between inclusive education for children with disabilities, gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals. There will be discussions about building these key ideas into programming and advocacy work so that children benefit from opportunities for inclusive education. Download the conference brochure (PDF) to learn more.

Follow the discussions and learn more about inclusive education on Twitter using the hashtag #IncludeUs2016.

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View the Include Us! programme summary (PDF) to see the discussions and events taking place.

UN Special Rapporteur and conference partners

Catalina Devandas Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, will make a keynote address at the event. Experts from over 40 countries will be in attendance alongside representatives from the disabled people’s organisations.

Some of our partners attending ‘Include Us!’ are:

Improving provision for children with disabilities

Plan International is committed to ensuring that every child completes a quality, inclusive education without discrimination or exclusion. We have supported children with disabilities in 40 countries through our inclusive education programme in the past 5 years.

Learn more about our work on inclusive education for children with disabilities

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