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Tuesday, October 6 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
RT 13 - Bridging the disability inequality gap: Changes needed for an inclusive COVID 19 response and recovery

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Gathering practitioners from Latin America, the Arab region, Sub Saharan Africa and the Pacific, the round table explored current practices in terms of targeting, disability assessment, use of national registries, design of cash transfers, case management, cash plus interventions and engagement with the organization of persons with disabilities.

Additional resources:
Disability Inclusive Social Protection Response to COVID-19 Crisis
Understanding disability extra costs 

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Jose Vieira

Chief Executive Officer, World Blind Union

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Luca Pellerano

Senior Social Protection Specialist, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Dr. Luca Pellerano is a development economist with comprehensive experience in social protection systems reform. He is currently a senior social protection specialist for the International Labour Organization (ILO) in the Arab States region. Luca was formerly an advisor on social... Read More →
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Veronika Wodsak

Social Protection Policy Specialist, International Labour Organization (ILO)
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Phoebe A Nyagudi

Deputy Director for Social Development, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection - Kenya
Mrs Phoebe A Nyagudi is the Deputy Director for Social Development in charge of the Disability Programme of the Ministry of Labour and  Social Protection of Kenya  Prior to her position in the ministry, she was for several years the Executive Director for National Council... Read More →
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Jefrey Lizardo Ortiz

General Director, SUIBEN (Unique System of Beneficiaries), Dominican Republic
Graduated in Economics, from the Universidad Pontificia Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) in 1987, Jefrey Lizardo Ortiz completed a master's degree in Bioethics at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC). From 2015 to 2020, he has been successively Financial and Administrative... Read More →
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Hala Darwish

Social Policy Officer, UNICEF
Ms Darwish has over 12 years of hands-on experience responding to the humanitarian crisis in Syria within the UNICEF system. Since 2016, she has been responsible for the implementation of Cash Transfer Programmes in Syria.   Ms Darwish holds a Masters Degree in Business... Read More →
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Salote Biukoto

Principal Welfare Officer, Disability Unit, Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation - Fiji
Mrs Salote Biukoto is currently the Acting Executive Director of National Council for Persons with Disabilities and the Principal Welfare Officer of the Disability Unit in the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation of Fiji.   In recent years, as program manager... Read More →
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Atif Khurshid

Social Protection Specialist, UNICEF
Atif Khurshid is Social Protection Specialist at UNICEF. He has over 10 years’ experience in the UN working in research and policy roles, including chief of social policy in Iraq For Unicef and program specialist for UNDP in Jordan. He holds a MSc in international sustainable... Read More →

Tuesday October 6, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT-03
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