Globally, Business has a wish to be more inclusive towards people with disabilities but a shortage of skilled and qualified candidates is an ongoing problem. This issue exists because of the lack of quality, inclusive, high education programs for persons with disabilities; rarely can programs be found which enable access to professionalizing high education, specifically because institutions and universities find it difficult to be inclusive enough.
This is a problem which is universal, and not limited by political or economic restrictions, it is a problem present in both developed and developing countries.
Higher education is a chance for a better life and should be a right for all; let us make it inclusive !
Please note that the official language of the GUDIN is English
(Within the International Summit for the Skills and Employment of People with Disabilities, Paris, 9 April 2019)
• Testimonies from inclusive universities
• Discussion and co-elaboration time (mission, needs, objectives of the GUDIN)
• Signature of the GUDIN commitment statement
• Nomination of the leading institute(s) for the GUDIN
• Definition of steps forward
The participation to this half-day event is free (upon inscription and acceptance by the organizers).
We will discuss :
• Why such a network is essential
• Mission and objectives of the GUDIN
• Main expectations and needs of potential members
• Sustainability and management of the GUDIN...
• Steps forward
Geographical distribution of institutes invited to the GUDIN event :
Afghanistan ; Australia ;Bangladesh ; Bolivia ; Burkina Faso ; Cambodia ; Canada ; China ; Egypt ; Ethiopia ; France ; Guam (USA/Micronesia) ; India ; Ireland ; Laos ; Lebanon ; Madagascar ; Maroc ; Mexico ; Morocco ; Mozambique ; Palestine (Gaza) ; Palestine-WB ; Rwanda ; Senegal ; Serbia ; Sierra Leone ; Singapore ; Switzerland ; UK ; USA.
Selected participants will be asked to fill a questinnaire and share it with the organizers before the event
No individual attendees are eligible to participate. The pre-inscription is open to representatives of high education institutions, universities, academic consortia, etc. organizations, associations of persons with disabilities, etc.
Please note that the participation to the launch event is free (upon inscription and acceptance by the organizers) and fully accessible to persons with disabilities.
All the expenses connected to the participation to the event (travel, accommodation, VISA, etc.) are in charge of the attendees.
The official language of the GUDIN is English (no translations in other languages will be available during the event).
Senator TOM HARKIN
founder of the Harkin Summit
EARL F. "MARTY" MARTIN III
President of Drake University
AUCD (Association of University Centers on Disabilities)
Assistant Vice President, Campus Life
The University of Arizona
Social&Inclusion direction Director at Humanity & Inclusion
AHEAD President, Texas A&M University, Department of Disability Services
AHEAD Executive Director
Dr. D. Cogburn
American University’s Institute on Disability and Public Policy