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Day 3 sessions

Plenary 6

Right to education

Speakers:

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

 

Plenary 7

Respect for the family and right to be included in the community (CRPD, articles 19 & 23)

Speakers:

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 Serbia

Mr. George Kakachia on 'Government vision and leadership in reducinthe number of children in institutions, includinchildren with disabilities – lessons learned and next steps'

Head of Social Protection Department, Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia

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Parallel working sessions:

 

1. The role of health sector in ensuring the realization of the rights of children with disabilities

Speakers:

Ms. Elena Kozhevnikova

Scientific Director, St. Petersburg Early Intervention Institute (EII), Russia

Mr. Begmyrat Gutlyyev

Head of the department, Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan

Ms. Elvira Nazarova

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

Speakers:

Ms. Katya Dunajeva

Member of Advisory Board of the Youth Initiative, Open Society Foundation

Ms. Irina Karimova

The President of Academy of Education of Tajikistan

Ms. Dogdurkul Kinderbaeva

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

Speakers:

Ms. Irina Malancuic

Country Director for Lumos Moldova

Head of Department of Labor and Social Taxes, MLSP, Tajikistan

 

Plenary 8

Closing of the 4th Central Asia Child Protection Forum

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Concluding statements:

Ms. Rosangela Berman-Bieler

Chief, Disability Section, Programme Division UNICEF HQ

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