Including persons with disabilities in humanitarian action

30 Oct 2019
One of this year’s major conferences within the field of humanitarian assistance and Leave No One Behind, soon finds place in Oslo.

Please take note of the programme at Oslo Kongressenter, Youngsgata 1, on December 3rd, the UN’s International day of persons with Disabilities, from 09 – 15.

Free entrance and lunch. Please register here:


8.30 – 9.00      Registration/coffee

9.00 – 9.10      Opening by the Minister of International Development, Dag-Inge Ulstein

9.10 – 9.25      Presentation of the report The forgotten people, by Andrew Kroglund, and hand over to the Minister

9.25 – 9.40      Conversation between Jan Egeland (Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council) and Andrew Kroglund

– The UN and the humanitarian system; challenges of including the forgotten people in all aspects of humanitarian work

9.40 – 10.40    Introduction to the Social Model, UNCRPD and SDGs. Mia Farah and Jane Akinyi (self-advocates from Inclusion International)

10.40 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.00 Nordic launch of the The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines, Ricardo Cordero

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 13.30   Case 1: Hearing about the experiences of self-advocates, family members, and family organizations from around the world.   Lebanese Association for Self-Advocacy (LASA) & Kenya Association of the Intellectually Handicapped (KAIH)

13.30 – 14.00 Case 2: Save the Children – Recent example from the field. Sharing challenges, solutions, best practices, giving updated knowledge from ongoing conflicts.

14.00 – 14.15 Coffee brake

14.15 – 14.45 FAQ – frequently asked questions answered by humanitarian actors (questions from persons with disabilities around the world, answered by representatives from “the big 5” of the Norwegian humanitarian organizations).

14.45-15.00    Wrapping up, in the form of a short conversation between Director Morten Eriksen, the Atlas-alliance, Executive Director Connie Laurin-Bowie, Inclusion International and head of department, Nora Ingdal, Acting Director International Programs, Save the Children, Norway


The Atlas-Alliance, Save the Children, Norway,

Inclusion International and

The Norwegian Association for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (NFU

For practical enquiries, please contact:

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