Kibe Yohana, Researcher and Disability Rights Advocate, explores the benefits of accessible global disability data. Here he details how the disability data portal will be one of the most powerful platforms for governments, researchers, and disability rights advocates to obtain data.
We are excited to co-host a side event at the UN World Data Forum with partners Humanity & Inclusion, Restless Development and CIVICUS. Our session ‘CitizEMPOWER: sharing practical citizen-led data tools and catalyzing partnerships with official data communities to respond to Covid-19' will take place on Wednesday, October 21st 2020 from 11:00 - 12:15 PM (UTC).
The inclusion of persons with disabilities in coronavirus data collection efforts needs to be business as usual
Dr Mark Carew, Senior Researcher at Leonard Cheshire, explores the importance of quality data collection in assessing the impact of coronavirus on the disabled community.
stories from Bangladesh and Kenya
In April and May 2020,the Innovation to Inclusion (i2i) programme supported disabled persons organisations (DPOs) to complete a qualitative survey of 312 people with disabilities in Bangladesh and Kenya to understand the impact of Covid-19 and the measures introduced to prevent its spread.