Seminar on Disability and Development Co-operation

October 29, 2010

Seminar on Disability and Development Co-operation
Thursday 8th November 2007

Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Supported by Irish Aid

Facilitated by Dóchas & the Centre for Global Health, TCD

Morning session chaired by Mac MacLachlan, CGH/TCD.
9.00 Registration and coffee
9.30 Opening Address: Senator Ivana Bacik
9.45 Welcome and Overview: Michael O’Toole, CGH/TCD
10.00 The global perspective: AK Dube
Secretariat of the African Decade for Persons with Disabilities
10.45 The European Union perspective: Catherine Naughton
Christian Blind Mission

11.30 Coffee
11.45 Irish Aid perspective
12.00 Speakers’ panel discussion
12.45 Lunch

Afternoon session chaired by Hans Zomer, Dóchas.
1.45 The Practitioners’ View – NGO Panel
· John Fleming, SightSavers International Ireland
· David McAllister, Christian Blind Mission Ireland
· John Coghlan, Disability Aid Abroad

2.30 Disability Research and Development: Mac MacLachlan CGH/TCD
2.50 Open Discussion: Gerald Quinn, NUIG

3.30 Close.

The seminar is followed by the AGM of the Irish Forum for Global Health.



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