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Video November 24, 2020

Pivoting to Inclusion: Leveraging Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis for Learners with Disabilities in Nepal

The Inclusive Education Initiative (IEI) is a multi-donor trust fund supporting WB teams in Nepal, Ethiopia, and Rwanda to promote the education of children with disabilities. The IEI recently launched an Issues Paper on COVID-19 and learners with disabilities, Pivoting to Inclusion: Leveraging Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis for Learners with Disabilities. The report highlights the barriers and challenges children with disabilities face, including their families, and teachers during the pandemic and sets recommendations to ensure building back inclusive, resilient systems. It takes a holistic social inclusion approach to the inclusion of children with disabilities to ensure they are not left behind in the pandemic response. The report was launched via a global seminar this past July. The IEI held regional discussions in Nepal on November 18th, 2020, and welcomed discussion and remarks on the Issues Paper from government, development partners, and organizations of persons with disabilities.