Sightsavers' policy chief Fred Smith
recently helped DFID design its first disability inclusion strategy —
a promising step forward, but a lot more needs to be done to implement
inclusive disaster risk reduction, he tells Devex.
Development organizations play an active
part in promoting inclusivity, influencing policy, and providing assistance
to people with disabilities. We round up the top employers working on
disability rights and issues in the sector.
One billion people live with disabilities across the globe. Around
80 percent live in low- and middle-income economies, making it a
cross-cutting issue closely intertwined with poverty and inequality. Development
Enabled is our latest digital content series, exploring a
disability-inclusive world and the daily challenges faced by people with
How can we ensure disability inclusion is at the core of development
discourse and practice? By looking at solutions to address difficulties and
combat the exclusion of people with disabilities.
Join us in a
global conversation beyond the health implications. How can
people with disabilities take the lead on disability inclusion efforts? And
how can we co-create inclusive societies where people with disabilities
have equal access to education, health, and work? Read more