Bhutan National Disability Conference 2022 Recordings

Perkins co-organized the Bhutan National Disability Conference 2022 alongside Ability Bhutan Society and Bhutan Foundation. Educators, families, governments, policy-makers, researchers, and innovators came together from the country and region with the theme, “Transformative Solutions for Inclusive Development in Bhutan.

Panel moderator and panelists discuss the topic,

Over two days of the Bhutan National Disability Conference 2022 proceedings, participants and organizers:

The Honorable Education Minister Jai Bir Rai presided over the conference closing, during which time the conference organizers shared a list of ten recommendations. The impact from the conference is expected to have an impact on the global disability community and propel new accessible solutions for Bhutan.

Conference sessions

Conference sessions include:

  1. Setting the Context: Inclusive Communities by Dr. Namita Jacob of Perkins International
  2. Access: Building Independence through Assistive Technology – Moderated by Dr. Namita Jacob
  3. Universal Design: The Inclusive Way Forward by Professor Gaurav Raheja, IIT Rourkee, India
  4. Not All Disabilities are Visible by Sonam Ura
  5. Social Protection and Rights of People With Disabilities – Moderated by Dr. Sanga Dorji
  6. Building Independence and Learning in Multi-ability Classes by Madam Yeshey Choeki
  7. Presentation on Person Centered Planning by PHENSEM Parents Support Group
  8. A Presentation of Ten Recommendations from the National Disability Conference
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