Schedule of Events
Wednesday, December 1
Behind the Mission: Disabilities and Inclusion at the World Bank Group
11:00AM – 11:30AM EST
During this episode of our popular Behind the Mission series, we talk with WBG Global Disability Advisor, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, and Sector Leader for Sustainable Development in Maghreb countries, Carole Megevand. They will share their stories and insights and answer questions on disability and inclusion at the World Bank. .
Watch the recording on the World Bank Live page.
Please note: This event will have ASL interpretation.
Thursday, December 2
Breaking Barriers: Disability Inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean
11:00AM - 12PM EST
About 85 million persons with disabilities live in Latin America and the Caribbean. Their exclusion is unfair and unsustainable: 15% of children with disabilities do not go to school and 1 in 2 persons with disabilities do not participate in the labor market. Join us for the launch of the new World Bank report: "Disability-Inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Path to Sustainable Development". Learn about the data, the achievements of the last decade, the stories behind the data, and the remaining challenges to ensure that no one is left behind.
Friday, December 3
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021
8:30AM - 9:30AM EST
Under the theme of "Leadership and Participation of Persons with Disabilities," this year's flagship event will feature disability champions and experts from around the world from government, the private sector and civil society, in addition to an exciting performance by a deaf rapper and performer Wawa. This event will commemorate the international day with a discussion on how we can move toward a more inclusive, accessible, and sustainable future in a post-COVID-19 world.
To RSVP, check out the World Bank Live page.
Please note: This event will have captioning in English and interpretation in International Sign (IS).
Tuesday, December 7
Cities Accessible for All - a conversation with practitioners on universal access
08:00 – 9:15AM EST
In celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience,and Land Global Practice at the World Bank will host a webinar, bringing practitioners from different parts of the world, to learn from their experiences promoting universal access and discuss how to make cities more functional and accessible to all.
RSVP here and join the session here. (Meeting ID: 996 9484 6782; Passcode: T7HvQwS.b0)