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Programme / Schedule

3 Day Conference Schedule

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Monday 22nd June, 2015

Day 1

8:00am – 9:00am
9:00am – 10:00am
  Opening Ceremony
10:10am – 11:00am
Rooms of Interest  Reproductive Health Issues for Adolescent and Young Adults with Disabilities [H]
  Early Screening Diagnosis – Leaving the Signs [H]
  Creating an Optimal Service Model for Sub- Saharan Africa [H]
1:30pm – 2:15pm
2.15pm – 3:00pm
  Discussion Panel [H]
  Reflection on the Syndicate Sessions
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Rooms of Interest  Developing a Robust Social Interest Service System [SW]
  Alternative Approaches to Funding Inclusive Education [E]
  The Role of Extra Curricular Activities eg Sports Social Welfare and Development [SW]
4:30pm – 5:30pm
  Discussion Panel [E] [SW]
  Reflection on the Syndicate Sessions


[H] – Health

[Em] – Employment

[SW] – Social Welfare

[E] – Education
Tuesday 23rd June, 2015

Day 2

7:00am – 9:00am
  Business Breakfast Meeting (Strictly by Invitation)
8:00am – 9:00am
9:00am – 9:20am
Integrating the Grassroots -An Ethiopian Perspective [SW]
9:20am – 9:40am
Guidelines in Embedding Disability Friendly Policies – Lessons Learnt from the U.S.A [E]
9:40am – 10:45am
  Plenary Session
Inclusive Education- A Right ForAll [E]
10:45am – 12:45pm
Rooms of Interest  Equipping Teachers with the Right Skills [E]
  Overcoming Religious Bias and Cultural Barriers in Sub-Saharan Africa [E] [SW]
  Developing Disability Friendly School Based Policies [E]
12:45pm – 1:45pm
1:45pm – 2:45pm
  Discussion Panel [E] [SW]
  Reflection on the Syndicate Sessions
2:45pm – 3:45pm
Rooms of Interest  The Role of Technology in Improving Learning Outcomes [E]
  Developing Formidable Linkages Between Health, Education and Social Welfare [E] [H] [SW]
  Addressing Issues of Discrimination Amongst Persons With Disabilities (PwDs) [H] [SW]
3:45pm – 4:30pm
  Discussion Panel [E] [SW]
  Reflection on the Syndicate Sessions
Wednesday 24th June, 2015

Day 3

8:00a.m. – 9:00a.m.
9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
Rooms of Interest  Approach to Sustainable Transition Beyond Sheltered Living [Em]
  Developing a Framework for Professional Standards and Competencies [Em]
  Creating a Balanced Workplace Environment [Em]
11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
  Discussion Panel [Em]
  Reflection on the Syndicate Sessions
12:00p.m. – 12:05p.m.
  5 mins Video Presentation
12:05p.m. – 12:20p.m.
Overcoming Barriers to Employment and Entrepreneurship [Em]
12:20p.m. – 1:40p.m.
  Closing Plenary
Improving access to Employment and Entrepreneurship for Persons With Disabilities [Em]
1:40p.m. – 2:00p.m.