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       Opening of the Conference. Dag-Inge Ulstein, Minister of International Development

9.10      Presentation of the report The forgotten people, by Andrew Kroglund, the Atlas Alliance

9.25     The UN and the humanitarian system; Challenges of including the forgotten People iin all aspects of humanitarian work. Conversation between Jan Egeland, Norwegian Refugee Council and Andrew Kroglund

9.40    Introduction to the Social Model of disability, UNCRPD and SDGs. Mia Farah and Jane Akinyi, Inclusion International

10.40  Coffee break

11.00  Nordic launch of the The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, Ricardo Pla Cordero, International Rescue Committee

11.45  Lunch

12.45   Hearing about the experiences of self-advocates, family members, and family organizations, LASA (Lebanon) and KAIH (Kenya)

13.30   Recent examples form the field; Sharing challenges, solutions, best practices, giving updated knowledge from ongoing conflicts. Becky Achan, Regional Disability Technical Advisor, Middle East and Eastern Europe (MEEE), Save the Children.

14.00  Coffee break

14.15  FAQ – frequently asked questions answered by humanitarian actors

14.45  Wrapping up

15.00  End


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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