Oslo Conference on Disability in Conflicts and Emergencies 2011

31 May 2011
The Atlas Alliance and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs arranged an international conference from May 30-31 2011 in Oslo on the topic of Disability in Conflicts and Emergencies - “Reaching the most vulnerable”.

Chair’s summary Disability Conference

Opening film


Interviews from the conference:

Ola Abu Alghaib, Stars of Hope, Palestine

Dr. Michel Archange Péan, Secretary of State for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, Haiti

Dr. Alberto Cairo, ICRC, Afghanistan

Valerie Scherrer, CBM Emergency Response Unit, Belgium


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Jonas Gahr Støre, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Audun Lysbakken, Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion
Sven Mollekleiv (pptx)President, Norwegian Red Cross. Key note on disability and conflict
Nerina Cevra, Action on Armed violence. Disability and armed violence
Ola Abu Alghaib (ppt)Stars of Hope, Palestine. Women with disability in conflict
Kamal Abu Qamal (pptx)CBR Programme, Gaza, Palestine
Didier Demey (ppt)Handicap International. Addressing disabilities for IDPs in Eastern DRC
Lyn Lusi (pptx)HEAL Africa.  Gender based violence in DRC
Noman Khan (ppt), Centre for Disability and Development, Bangladesh.  Disability inclusive community based disaster risk reduction- experience from Bangladesh
Mosharraf Hossain (ppt)Action on Disability and Development, Bangladesh. Including disabled in emergency operations and cooperating with INGOs
Charlotte Mcclain-Nhlapo (USAID). Disability in Disaster Risk Reduction strategy
Dr. Michel Pean (zip / ppt), Secretary of State for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, Haiti. Building an accessible society
Dr. Alberto Cairo (ICRC, Kabul)
Recovery from conflict, examples from Afghanistan,
Hazel Jones (pptx)Water, Engineering and Development Centre at Loughborough University, UK. Water and Sanitation for All in Emergency Operations
Mr. Ibrahim Salama (Human Rights Treaties Division, OHCHR)
The implications of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for Conflict and Emergency Situations
Leonard Zulu (GPC Support Cell, Protection Cluster, IASC)
Disability in cluster guidelines and strategies
Muhammad Atif Sheikh (pptx), President, Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP). Successful cooperation on disability in emergencies – example from 2005 earthquake in Pakistan

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