World Federation of the DeafBlind 9th Helen Keller World Conference, Kampala, Uganda, Oct 22-27, 2009
Note that this includes a call for abstracts for proposed presentations and workshops, the deadline for which is February 1, 2009.
World Federation of the DeafBlind, WFDB 9th Helen Keller World Conference and WFDB 3rd General Assembly
Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala, Uganda, October 22 – 27, 2009.
Hosting organisation: The National Association of DeafBlind people Uganda, NADBU
Dates and programme:
Arrival Thursday October 22 ,2009 with a welcome reception in the evening
Friday, October 23: HKWC conference plenary sessions
Saturday, October 24: HKWC a day full of workshops 16 different topics
Sunday October 25: HKWC plenary morning session collecting results from workshops and in the afternoon a cultural event/ excursion
October 26 and 27 General Assembly of WFDB until late afternoon
Venue: Imperial Royale hotel in Kampala Uganda, a totally new five star hotel with excellent facilities for our conference.
The hotel has 270 rooms and the Imperial Group has two other hotels nearby from where they will provide free transport to the Conference hotel.
A single room at Imperial Royale will cost 120 USD per night and a double room 177 USD including breakfast, taxes and free wireless internet access.
Grand Imperial hotel Single room 109 USD double/ twin room 144 USD including breakfast and taxes
Hotel Equatoria single room 86 USD double / twin room 132 USD including breakfast and taxes
The conference fee will be 200 euros per person for deafblind participants, 200 euros per person for interpreters/ assistants and 250 Euros per person for all others which will include welcome reception, conference material, 5 days lunches, 5 days coffee/ tea breaks, mineral water during the conference, but not excursions, conference dinner or any other dinner ,airport transfer and transport to conference, visa, vaccination and other personal expenses.
Day guests 50 USD including lunch, coffee/tea breaks and water
WFDB will sponsor a limited number of participants from developing countries.
Maximum one deafblind participant with interpreter/ assistant per country.
If you need sponsorship, please advice WFDB as soon as possible indicating travel cost from your country to Kampala, Uganda.
CRPD, changing the lives of persons with deafblindness
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, CRPD is a human rights instrument. How can we use this instrument to ensure that the rights of persons with deafblindness are respected and enforced.
Plenary sessions and workshops will cover the following themes:
What is CRPD and what does it mean for persons with deafblindness?
How can organisations work towards ratification of CRPD in their country ?
When a country has ratified CRPD, what changes will happen?
How can deafblind organisations and individuals use CRPD and its provisions, covering the specific areas:
A. Recognition of deafblindness as a unique disability
B. Recognition of the needs of persons with deafblindness
C. Recognition of modes and means of communication including sign languages
D. Recognition as a Person before the law, legal capacity, dignity and integrity of the person
E. The right to job and livelihood, income generation
F. Support systems, how can we use CRPD to get services of interpreters, personal assistants and other support persons
G. Access to information and communication technology, including hearing aids, vision aids and communication devices
H. Peer support, forming support groups, self help groups and own organisations of persons with deafblindness
I. Women with deafblindness, their special situation and needs
J. International cooperation , North- south partnerships, south – south partnerships,
K. Rehabilitation. Community based rehabilitation and other models of rehabilitation
L. How can persons with deafblindness be included in the educational system? What does inclusive education mean for persons with deafblindness?
M. Access to health care. Prevention and treatment of HIV-Aids.
N. Partnerships with other DPOs , NGOs, government,local government, private enterprise, service providers, other partners.
O. Raising Awareness of the needs and skills of persons with deafblindness
P. Participation of persons with deafblindness in cultural life.
Call for abstracts:
Abstracts of plenary presentations or workshops covering one of these areas, can be sent to the WFDB office before February 1, 2009 see address below.
WFDB contact address:
Lex Grandia, Snehvidevej 13, DK 9400 Noerresundby , Denmark
phone: +45 98 19 20 99
fax: +45 98 19 20 57
Lex Grandia recently circulated this notice on the IDA_CRPD_Forum email discussion group. If interested in this conference, then please contact Lex Grandia directly at the contact information provided above, NOT We Can Do. Thank you.
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