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Persons with Disability Roundtable

The Persons with Disabilities Roundtable at the Eleventh World Urban Forum (WUF11) is a key meeting point for participants working to build sustainable, disability responsive and inclusive cities.
date June 28, 2022 | 17:00 - 19:00
Roundtable Room 2
Polish, Spanish, English, French, Russian, Chinese, Arabic + ISL [Polish + English]


This roundtable will serve as a space to discuss and share experiences, strategies, tools and actions for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and urban dimension of the SDGs, in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It will gather a wide diversity of stakeholders, including across government levels, urban practitioners, organisations of persons with disabilities, academia and representatives from the older persons’ constituency.

Persons with disabilities form 15 percent of the global population but are disproportionately represented in the poorest quantile, facing challenges from discriminatory laws and policies, and lack of services that enable the enjoyment of their rights. Much remains be done to address discrimination and accessibility barriers which sustain inequalities and exclusion of persons with disabilities.

Sub Title

Making the New Urban Agenda (NUA) a reality by promoting accessibility to and inclusion of all people with disabilities as a prerequisite for inclusive, sustainable, and equitable urban development

Guiding Questions for discussions


Concept Note

Małgorzata Jarosińska-Jedynak

Secretary of State at the Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy

AbdulMumuni Ujah Sulayman
Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities Abuja-FCT | Chairman and Technical Advisor
Ombati Elizabeth Nyabiage

Africa Disability Forum | DPO Engagement Officer

Nqobani Dube

World Blind Union | Technical Support / Co-rapporteur

WBU-NORAD Fellowship Program | Fellow

Maria Soledad Cisternas

UNSG | Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility

Ger Baron

City of Amsterdam | Chief Technology Officer 

Victor Santiago Pineda

World Enabled | Chairman

Marek Wysocki

Gdańsk University of Technology | Associate Professor

Hannes Juhlin Lagrelius

World Blind Union | Program Officer, Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development

Iain McKinnon
Global Disability Innovation Hub | Director of Inclusive Design
Alby Bocanegra

Mastercard | Vice President, Urban Tech Partnerships

Sylwia Daniłowska

Activation Foundation | Vice President, Director of Research and Development Department

Marc Workman

World Blind Union | Chief Executive Officer

Bartosz Bartoszewicz

City of Gdynia | Deputy Mayor

Robin Tim Weis

Zero Project | Manager, Public Sector

Lyazzat Kaltayeva

Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan/ Association of women with disabilities Shyrak, Kazakhstan | Deputy / Chairwoman

Takhirzhan Mukhametov
Takhirzhan Mukhametov

Association of Women with Disabilities | Project Coordinator/ Assistant

Thiago Herick De Sa
World Health Organization (HQ) | Age-friendly Environments, Technical Officer
Risnawati Utami

OHANA | Founder

Elżbieta Katarzyna Kujawa

Active Rehabilitation Foundation | Regional Plenipotentiary

Hon. Paweł Wdówik

Ministry of Family and Social Policy | Secretary of State

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