On April 25, 2016, SASPEN, the Platform for Social Protection Zambia (PSP), and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia (FES) hosted the
the second 2016 Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium themed “Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities”
Zambia’s Minister of Community Development and Social Welfare , Hon. Emerine Kabanshi, MP,
Ms Catalina Devandas Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,
Mr Kennedy Mumba of the Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare
Mr Alick Nyirenda of the CBR Zambia Support Programme Livingstone, and
Ms Pia Korpinen of the International Labour Organization (ILO), and
Mr Hamanyanga Miyoba, of the Zambia Institute for Special Education as moderator for the evening.
Download the meeting agenda here (pdf, 70 KB).
Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium 25 April 2016
The Hon. Minister of Community Development and Social Welfare, Emerine Kabanshi, MP, gave the opening speech about “The National Policy on Disability”. Download her speech here (pdf, 893 KB).
Ms. Catalina Davandas Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in her keynote laid out the current situation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In an overview of her 2015 Report to the UN Assembly she offered high level analytical conclusions and summarized the global situation of the right to social protection of persons with disability on the ground. Download her Report here (pdf, 454 KB). A video podcast of the speech will be forthcoming.
Mr. Kennedy Mumba of the Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare, presented the content of the National Policy on Disability. Download his presentation here (pdf, 788 KB).
Mr. Alick Nyirenda of the CRB Zambia Support Programme Livingstone presented a civil society perspective and elaborated how civil society organizations can strengthen the rights of persons with disabilities. He gave an overview of work done at community level to improve mobilization, utilisation, capacity strengthening and community competencies in disability work, as well as mainstreaming disability rights in all sectors. Download his presentation here (pdf, 3 MB).
Ms. Pia Korpinen of the International Labour Organization analyzed the “National Policy on Disability” and the “National Social Protection Policy” which led to the following discussion. Download her presentation here (pdf, 129 KB).
Mr. Hamanyanga Miyoba of the Zambia Institute of Special Education moderated the evening and facilitated the discussion.
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