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Training Seminar on Global, Regional and National Disability Policy

The IDPP-SEAMEO SEN Training Seminar on Global, Regional and National Disability Policy explores the global, regional and national policy frameworks around disability, including the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Incheon Strategy to "Make the Right Real" for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific, developed by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and ASEAN specific-disability strategies such as the Bali Declaration and the role of AICHR. It also discusses the challenges and opportunities for a global post-2015 disability-inclusive development agenda, and explore the role of information and communication technologies to facilitate socio-economic development and inclusive educational practices around the world. There is no academic credit awarded for participation in this seminar, but a joint Certificate of Participation is issued by IDPP and SEAMEO SEN.

Target Audience:
Participants are Ministry of Education government officials invited from the 10 countries of ASEAN and East Timor.

Modality:
The eight-week blended seminar includes a five-day face-to-face component and seven subsequent weeks of weekly virtual sessions.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this seminar, IDPP and SEAMEO SEN aims to have participants be able to:

  1. Define the key terms used in disability, development, and public policy.

  2. Understand and demonstrate an awareness of the background and structure of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), including its Optional Protocol, and the Incheon Strategy to "Make the Right Real" for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific.

  3. Understand the institutional mechanism of the Convention, including the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Conference of States Parties, UN DESA, and the role of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

  4. Understand the diverse roles of key actors and institutions in disability-inclusive global development (including: states; markets; corporations; local communities; NGOs, civil society and social movements; international organizations).

  5. Identify and critique the challenges and opportunities of a post-2015 disability-inclusive global development agenda.

  6. Understand the role of information and communication technologies to facilitate socio-economic development and inclusive educational practices around the world.

  7. Understand the current state, challenges, and opportunities of disability policies and UN CRPD implementation within participants’ home countries.

  8. Understand the global, regional, and national policy frameworks related to disability, development and public policy.

  9. Participate in a globally-distributed learning environment, including both face-to-face and virtual elements.