– Disability Inclusion

Last Friday June 24, Minister Schreinemacher of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation presented her new policy note ‘Doing what the Netherlands is good at’. The prevailing idea is that when Dutch companies are supported to seize opportunities, they will also create the desired opportunities for partners in the South. But opportunities rarely arise naturally to

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Creating a disability inclusive response to development challenges such as COVID-19 requires the use of digital solutions that are accessible to all. That’s why the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD) chose to focus its network meeting on April 20th on: Digital Solutions for Disability Inclusion.

Three speakers highlighted three inspiring examples of how digital

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Group picture of members of DCDD, WO=MEN and Partos with minister Liesje Schreinemacher

On May 9th 2022, a round table discussion took place with Dutch Minister Schreinemacher in collaboration with WO=MEN and Partos. Lieke Scheewe (DCDD coordinator) gave the pitch you can find below, to provide input for the new Foreign Trade & Development Cooperation policy that the Minister will publish at the end of June. Read the

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Poster of Power of Disability Inclusion session with speakers Shuaib Shalklen and Nidhi Goyal. As hosts: Jeroen Kelderhuis, Paulien Bruijn and Lieke Scheewe.

On February 1st, DCDD hosted a successful first Exchange Session on the ‘Power of Disability Inclusion’ with more than 50 participants from 11 different consortia! It was the first of a series of sessions, organised by DCDD in collaboration with the We Are Able! consortium and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The aim is to explore

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Published on: February 16, 2022

While the world showed impressive commitments towards disability inclusive international cooperation during the first Global Disability Summit (GDS) in 2018, the pandemic exposed the stark reality that the lives and rights of people with disabilities are deprioritized. Now is the time for the international development community to commit to commit to

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Published on: December 15, 2021

On November 6 2021, during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the biggest climate march the Netherlands has ever known took place in Amsterdam. Over 40.000 people joined the march that started at Dam Square and ended in Westerpark. People from different backgrounds (age, gender, ethnicity, disability) walked together in solidarity

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