Attend the global forum to further the empowerment and inclusion of disabled people.

Congress Programme

Day 1. Tuesday 25 October 2016: Employment, education and skills

Looking at how policy and practice can half the disability gap and increase access to education and training: 

09:00 Registration
09:30 Refreshments
10:30 Plenary 1 –Education and Training
12:00 Opening Ceremony 
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Plenary 2 – World of Work
15:30 Refreshments
16:00 Parallel session A  Education, Training and Employment
17:30 Ministerial Speeches - China, UK, Hong Kong, Germany, India - and Power50 Launch
18:30 VIP Ministerial Drinks Reception

Day 2:  Wednesday 26 October 2016: Independent living

Exploring policy developments and practical approaches to promote independent living for disabled people:

09:00 Plenary 3 –Ageing and Rehabilitation
10:30 Refreshments
11:00 Parallel session B  Independent Living and Social Care
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Parallel session C  Inclusion
15:00 Refreshments
15:30 Plenary 4 – Independent Living and Social Care
17:00 Heart n Soul

Day 3: Thursday 27 October 2016: International development and partnerships

Looking at how we can work together to create a more inclusive and accessible world for disabled people everywhere:

09:00 Plenary 5 – Disaster Management
10:30 Refreshments
11:00 Plenary 6 – Culture, Leisure, Sport, Accessibility and Inclusion 
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Parallel session D – Disaster Management, Leisure, Sport and the Arts
15:00 Refreshments
15:30 Plenary 7 – Question Time Debate: UN/WHO/ILO/ISSA/IDA
17:00 Closing ceremony