9th October: A global overview of research into disability and social protection is today published ahead of two crucial post-Global Disability Summit meetings to discuss the way forward on the agenda.
The Annotated Bibliography, compiled as part of research for the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) on how social protection can include persons with disabilities, is published as key decision-makers in Kenya prepare to discuss the next steps for the nation on advancing this agenda. The Head of the Social Protection Secretariat and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights are among those to attend the crucial post-Global Disability Summit meeting on how to include persons with disabilities in social protection. A full agenda is now available.
It also comes ahead of a London meeting, announced today, on how to make social protection disability-inclusive, at which Stephen Kidd, Senior Social Policy Specialist, who led research for DFID on the issue, will speak at the meeting, organised with Leonard Cheshire, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and HelpAge International.