World Federation of the DeafBlind 9th Helen Keller World Conference, Kampala, Uganda, Oct 22-27, 2009

Posted on 25 August 2008. Filed under: Announcements, Blind, Call for Papers, Deaf, Events and Conferences, Human Rights, Multiple Disabilities, Opportunities, Sub-Saharan Africa Region | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Note that this includes a call for abstracts for proposed presentations and workshops, the deadline for which is February 1, 2009.

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

Hotel prices

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.

www.imperialhotels.co.ug/improyale_overview.htm

Grand Imperial hotel Single room 109 USD double/ twin room 144 USD including breakfast and taxes

www.imperialhotels.co.ug/grand_imperial_overview.htm

Hotel Equatoria single room 86 USD double / twin room 132 USD including breakfast and taxes

www.imperialhotels.co.ug/equatoria_overview.htm

Conference fee
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

Sponsored participants

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.

Conference theme:

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
e-mail: lex.grandia@mail.dk
wfdb@wfdb.org
website: www.wfdb.org



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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11 Responses to “World Federation of the DeafBlind 9th Helen Keller World Conference, Kampala, Uganda, Oct 22-27, 2009”

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Dear Sir,

I am running a institute in the name of National Institute for Deaf Satellite Town Gujranwala Pakistan since 1969. under the Ministry of Special Education Islamabad. Institute offer education till intermediate level , speech correction, Rehabilitation, I principal of the institute and My colleague wants to attend the conference, if it is possible please tell us the procedure to attending the conference.

Thanks in advance.
Nouman Riaz
Principal National Institute for Deaf satellite Town Gujranwala. e. mail nsfds786@yahoo.com

we are greatfully to host the deafblind conference in uganda october 22-27 ,2009
i wish to register for a conference and be part of you. could you please register my name or send me an application form.
po box 34727 ,kampala, uganda

Dear Sir,
I am working on Environmental and sanitation program in Cameroon, as a project coordinator. I am looking for scholarship for this course. Please let me know .

With best regards,

Motale Nebota Mukete
Executive Director,
The redemption health foundation for sustainable rural development and conservation
Bp 321 Kumba,meme,south west region
Cameroon
Tel; 00237 79153717

I a am kenyan former student kise institute
would wish to linked om how to be involved with
org that deal with hearing impairment.learn more
on sign language interpretation.

How can one get funding from your organisation
?.

I would like to establish organisation that will support children with deafblindness in MalawI.

There is no any organisation to provide support and advocate for thei rights.

Hullo am called kent kenneth arereng working as a reporter
for metro fm kampala. I basically want to
cover this event.At least send me an
invitation letter so that i cover. Waiting
for your response.

Comment is from Uganda and my tel number is
+256712325291 while address is p.o box 2224
kampala uganda.

Question: do you take part o this conference and will you report about it?

Greetigs from Vienna, Kipet

Alas, I am usually unable to attend most of the conferences announced at my blog, including this one, and will therefore be unable to report on it. You can try contacting the conference organizers directly (via their website) to see if they might be offering any follow up reports.

Andrea Shettle, MSW ashettle@patriot.net https://wecando.wordpress.com http://cips.gallaudet.edu/wdi.xml

Thanks a lot for your help and information. Kipet

dear sir/mamdam
request for membership join to your organization. i humbly to request your the office above mention show my organization name is southern Sudan deaf development concern the headquarter is locate in Juba of the southern Sudan. the aim of this letter is individual members our programmes have more information. please feel free contact us:+249926448029. wish you a good time in the way


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