NewsWebinar: Disability-inclusive disaster response in Bangladesh

Disasters are on the rise and Bangladesh is a country often affected by natural and man-made disasters. These have a huge impact on lives, livelihoods and infrastructure. Persons with disabilities are often overlooked throughout the disaster management cycle and especially during response and relief operations.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – ratified by the GoB – however requires that persons with disabilities, adults and children/youth, benefit from, and participate in disaster relief, emergency response and disaster risk reduction strategies.

In the webinar we will discuss how disasters like the Corona crisis impact the life of children / youth with disabilities and how children generally are affected by disasters.

Webinar information

  • Date: May 11, 2020
  • Time: 3 pm Bangladeshi time
  • Where:
  • Who: Els Heijnen-Maathuis, board member of Niketan. Els holds a degree in mother and child health and postgraduate degree on education, specializing in Inclusive education. For more than 30 years she lived and worked as an education and child rights specialist in countries in Africa, South East Asia and South Asia. Els lived and worked in Bangladesh for 7 years.


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