[Note to We Can Do readers: you will note that this conference is not specifically disability focused. But it could be an opportunity to submit papers that could help enlighten colleagues who might otherwise forget to account for the needs of people with disabilities in accessing clean water and sanitation. If your disability-oriented paper is accepted at the WEDC International conference, I hope you will consider also submitting it for publication at We Can Do.]
34th WEDC International Conference : CALL FOR PAPERS
The Call for Papers for the 34th WEDC International Conference is now available. For further information, please see http://www.wedcconference.co.uk/call_for_papers.php or email wedc.conf@Lboro.ac.uk
The Conference will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa from 18 to 22 May 2009, by invitation of the Ministry of Water Resources, Ethiopia and WEDC, UK.
The title of the Conference will be
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Sustainable Development and Multisectoral Approaches.
The WEDC International Conference is a week long, practitioner and research focused conference, exchanging knowledge and experiences in the water and sanitation sector. Papers are invited for review or for refereeing by the International Scientific Committee, and there will also be poster presentations, discussion sessions and side events.
The 34th WEDC International Conference would also like to offer the opportunity for international organisations to sponsor the conference. For further details, please contact S.Sargent@lboro.ac.uk or see
With kind regards
Ian Smout (Chair of Conference Advisory Committee)
Julie Fisher (Conference Manager)
I received this announcement via email from Julia Fisher. Inquiries related to the call for papers, or to the conference in general, should be directed to the conference organizers, NOT We Can Do. This includes inquiries regarding what accommodations they are prepared to make for participants with disabilities.
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Women with disabilities in Ethiopia and many other countries can face enormous obstacles in becoming economically independent. But some Ethiopian disabled women do become successful entrepreneurs.
A publication from the International Labour Organization (ILO), entitled Doing Business in Addis Ababa: Case Studies of Women Entrepreneurs with Disabilities in Ethiopia, presents 20 stories that describe how women with various disabilities have established their own small businesses in Addis Ababa and the Tigray region in Ethiopia. The women have a range of disabilities including visual impairments, hearing impairments, mobility impairments; and some have had leprosy. Two stories also describe how mothers of children with learning difficulties became entrepreneurs.
All the stories depict both the challenges faced by disabled women in Ethiopia and also the range of possibilities that can be open to them when they have access to the right skills, training, and opportunities. Many of the disabled women entrepreneurs in these case studies are able to use their income to support their families and children.
Read an abstract and download the publication in PDF format at:
We Can Do learned about this publication by browsing through Siyanda, an on-line database for publications and research related to gender and development.
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