The ICT revolution’s impact on the enjoyment of the right to education and lifelong learning opportunities by persons with disabilities

12 Jun 2019

Wednesday 12 June at 1:15 - 2:45 PM in Conference Room B, UNHQ.

At the margins of the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities The Group of Friends of Education and Lifelong Learning and UNESCO, invite you to the side event

The ICT revolution’s impact on the enjoyment of the right to education and lifelong learning opportunities by persons with disabilities

The high level panel will explore the impact of the 4 th industrial revolution on the Right to Education of persons with disabilities and how new technologies can facilitate inclusion within lifelong learning perspectives for all. In the context of the Education 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4 which calls upon education systems ‘to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’, now when a quarter of billion children are out of school, including almost 50 of children with disabilities, it is crucial to uphold this commitment
and take urgent action. 

Speakers will share concrete examples and best practices of tapping on the potential of
digitalization and ICT to ensure the empowerment of persons with disabilities through
education and lifelong learning

Organizers are the Co-chairs of the Group of Friends of Education and Lifelong Learning (Permanent Missions of Argentina, the Czech Republic, Japan, Kenya and Norway) and UNESCO.

 

When: Wednesday 12 June at 1:15 - 2:45 PM

Where: Conference Room B, UNHQ. 

 

Moderator

  • Ms Kari Brustad Director, Ministry of Education and Research, Norway

Speakers

  • Mr Jan Christian Kolstø Vice Minister, Ministry of Culture, Norway
  • Dr Kenji Kuno Senior Advisor on Social Protection, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan
  • Mr Stanley Mutuma Judiciary Officer at the Office of the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Kenya
  • Ms Marie Paule Roudil, Director of UNESCO Liaison Office in New York and UNESCO Representative to the United Nations
  • Ms Megan Lawrence, Senior Accessibility Technical Evangelist, Microsoft