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Session 3: HLMDD-World Report on Disability

Discussion on the UN High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

2014

Aleksandra Posarac, program leader at the World Bank Manila Office worked as an advisor on disability issues for five years until 2013 at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. She is also one of the authors of the World Report on Disability, published by the World Bank and the World Health Organization in 2011. From this experience, she talks about the significance of the HLMDD and what the World Bank and other development partners can do to implement or help the various governments implement the recommendations and decisions made in the HLMDD. Reiterating that disability should not be the reason for exclusion or discrimination in an inclusive development process, she also describes the role that the World Report on Disability has played in informing the HLMDD.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) Series

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Session 2: HLMDD-The United Nations

Discussion on the UN High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

2014

Ms. Akiko Ito, Chief, Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), United Nations explains about the background and the outcome document of the first ever, UN High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development. The UN has a long standing commitment to the equality and full participation of persons with disabilities in society and development. She urges that to achieve a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda, it is critical that the outcome document of the HLMDD be translated in to real changes at national and local levels. She calls action for all to make development inclusive, accessible, sustainable and equitable for everybody.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) Series

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Session 1: HLMDD-The World Bank

Discussion on the UN High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

2014

The World Bank Group stated at the UN High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) held on September 23, 2013, that the development consequences of disability cannot be ignored, and unless persons with disability are included into the post-2015 development agenda, the agenda will fail to be truly inclusive. The HLMDD is a historic event and its outcome should be understood and implemented by as many stakeholders as possible. This session will highlight the basic facts on disability and the outcome of HLMDD to guide efforts towards the creation of a fully inclusive society through 2015 and beyond.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) Series

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“Mental Well-being, Disability, and Development”

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2013
11:30am-1:00pm (EST)

On December 3, in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which aims to raise awareness and mobilize support for critical issues related to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development, WBTDLC, UN/DESA, and UNU-IIGH will conduct a panel discussion on mental well-being, disability and development at the UN Headquarters in NY. Topics such as mental or intellectual disabilities, and mental well-being as a priority in development with special attention to the life cycle perspective and its emphasis on people-centered approaches to development will be discussed.

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High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) Series

December 3, 2013

In the HLMDD Series, key focal points on disability from the World Bank, United Nations, JICA and an international NGO discussed highlights of the outcome document of HLMDD and the way forward beyond 2015 from respective perspective.

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Psychological First Aid (PFA): Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis

 

This new training program will promote participants’ understandings on basics of PFA, do’s and don’ts, and self-care technique, through web/VC-based lectures and discussions. The program will provide basic knowledge on how to offer PFA, as well as basics on mental health and psychosocial support after crises which will be an emerging priority in disaster risk management policy making/implementation. The program will be facilitated jointly by the World Bank/TDLC, UNU-IIGH, and the National Institute of Mental Health in Japan, in close partnership with WHO.

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Public Forum:A Society that Cares about Mental and Psychosocial Well-being in Emergency Settings

December 12, 2013

Based on its experience from many disasters including the Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japan has rich and unique experience and expertise on mental and psychosocial support in crisis settings. The Japanese efforts are consistent with the international community’s consensus to integrate mental well-being into disaster response and disaster risk management. The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) PFA program aims at sharing the Japanese experience together with introducing key global policy/practical tools such as “WHO’s PFA Field Guide” and the “Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings” that are widely used international gold standards in the area. The Public Forum to be held in the UN House Tokyo, Japan, is open to the general public in Japan to provide an opportunity to learn basics of mental health and psychosocial support in emergency settings, and to share their experience and have dialogues with international and national experts in mental health and psychosocial support in crisis situations.  

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Psychological First Aid (PFA): Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis

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JSDF: Legal Aid in Jordan

Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Application Process and "Enhancing Community-Driven Legal Aid Services" in Jordan

Wednesday, October 30, 5:30pm-8:30pm (JST)

Japanese Flag World Bank JSDF The World Bank’s Global Partnerships and Trust Fund Operations Department in cooperation with the Tokyo Development Learning Center and the World Bank Tokyo Office, will hold the sixth Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Dialogue Series on October 30, 2013.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Dialogue Series

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Final Session: “Learning from Megadisasters”

How can we learn from megadisasters?

Friday, October 18, 2013 (2pm-5pm)

The World Bank and Japan started the Project “Learning from Megadisasters” in October 2011. The project aims to share Japan’s knowledge on disaster risk management (DRM) and post disaster reconstruction with countries vulnerable to disasters. The project is collecting and analyzing information, data, and evaluations performed by academic and research institutions, nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, and the private sector. In this seminar, participants will discuss; 1) How is each organization sharing lessons from the GEJE with the World?  2) How can the country utilize these lessons to strengthen DRM? 3) How should Japan share the lessons from the GEJE with the world?

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Learning from Megadisasters

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Policies and Practices for Natural Resource Management

A Blended Distance Learning Course

14 March – 31 May 2013

Natural resource management is a key to sustainable development, and it is of interest for all nations. It requires proper understanding of policies and practices for solving problems and issues associated with managing the natural resources to achieve both environmentally and socially sustainable development. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Tokyo Development Learning Center, The World Bank (TDLC), with support from the The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) are pleased to announce the blended distance learning course, “Policies and Practices for Natural Resource Management” on 14 March – 31 May 2013.

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