Day 3 sessions
Right to education
Ms. Gerison Lansdown expert presentation on 'Inclusive education – What is it?'
International Expert on Child Rights
Ms. Paula Hunt on 'Realizing Article 24: The rights of children with disabilities to be included in quality learning'
Specialist, Inclusive Education, UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS
Mr. Robert Stepanyan on 'Inclusive education in Armenia – lessons learned and next steps'
Head of Division Development Programs and Monitoring, Ministry of Education and Science, Government of Armenia
Respect for the family and right to be included in the community (CRPD, articles 19 & 23)
Mr. Dainius Puras on 'Realizing article 19 and 23 of the CRPD - What types of- and considerations for social services at local level for children with disabilities?'
Professor at University of Vilnius, Lithuania
Mr. Bozidar Dakic on 'Interesting country example: Respect for the family and realizing the right of children with disabilities to be included in the community in Serbia – prevention, inter-sectoriality and overall lessons learned from child care reform'
Director of the Republican Institute for Social Protection, Government of SerbiaMr. George Kakachia on 'Government vision and leadership in reducing the number of children in institutions, including children with disabilities – lessons learned and next steps'
Head of Social Protection Department, Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia
Parallel working sessions:
1. The role of health sector in ensuring the realization of the rights of children with disabilities
Scientific Director, St. Petersburg Early Intervention Institute (EII), Russia
Head of the department, Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan
Head of the Department on Study of Issues of Children with Disabilities, Republican Centre of Social Adaptation of Children, Uzbekistan
2. The role of education sector in ensuring the realization of the rights of children with disabilities
Member of Advisory Board of the Youth Initiative, Open Society Foundation
The President of Academy of Education of Tajikistan
Deputy Minister of Education, Government of Kyrgyzstan
3. The role of the welfare and protection sectors in ensuring the realization of the rights of children with disabilities
Country Director for Lumos Moldova
Head of Department of Labor and Social Taxes, MLSP, Tajikistan
Closing of the 4th Central Asia Child Protection Forum
Chief, Disability Section, Programme Division UNICEF HQ