RESULTS UK National Conference Speaker Sneak Peak

5 May 2015

With less than 6 weeks to go till the RESULTS UK National Conference, we want to whet your appetites with a teaser of the speakers we have lined up for the session on why the new Sustainable Development Goals, to be announced at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 26th, should be disability-inclusive. Sharing their expertise: Lucy Drescher Pic 1. Lucy Drescher, RESULTS UK (Chair) Lucy is our very own new Head of Parliamentary Advocacy. Before joining RESULTS UK, Lucy worked at Sense International for over 16 years, an international organisation working with deafblind people and their families in seven countries around the world. She has also worked closely with the Bond Disability and Development group in lobbying the International Development Select Committee, as well as advising the Department for International Development (DFID) on producing a Disability Framework.   2. Colin Mackenzie Low, Baron Low of Dalston CBE Former Chair, now Vice President of RNIB, and President of ICEVI (International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment), Colin Low (CBE) taught Law and Criminology at Leeds University, before becoming Director of the GLC’s Disability Resource Team. He then carried out research into theories of disability as Senior Research Fellow at City University, and was appointed to the House of Lords in 2006. He was a member of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (1994-2007); the Disability Rights Task Force (1997-1999); and the Disability Rights Commission (2000-2002), and now chairs the Low Commission on the future of advice and legal support on social welfare law.   Julia McGeown Pic 3. Julia McGeown, Handicap International UK Julia is an expert on Special Needs Education in developing counties and currently working as Inclusive Education Technical Advisor at Handicap International UK, and as Equity and Inclusion Advisor for WaterAid. Also under her belt, she has 12 years of clinical experience as a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist for children with complex disabilities and 3 years of field experience in Uganda and Nigeria, where she worked as a Lecturer, Clinician, Teacher Trainer, Supervisor, Advocacy Expert and Fundraiser.   4. Mosharraf Hossain, Action on Disability and Development International (ADD International)  Mosharraf is Director of Policy and Influencing at ADD International. He has  20 years experience of managing countrywide disability and development programmes, as well as having worked as a consultant to the UNDP and DFID. Under Mosharraf's management, ADD collaborated with the National Grassroots Disability Organisation and the National Council of Disabled Women. His particular expertise lies in gender and disability, inclusive disaster resilience and the economic  empowerment of people with disabilities. Disability in the post 2015 agenda is just one of many topics we will be discussing at the RESULTS UK Conference (June 13th-15th). If you want to find our more and book your tickets, click here and if you have any questions, feel free to contact ola.forman@results.org.uk

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Naveed Chaudhri

Head of Campaigns

Naveed Chaudhri is the Head of Campaigns. Naveed’s passion is to help build grassroots campaigns networks to increase public support for improving the lives of people in poor communities. Previously working at Oxfam and VSO, he has long experience managing activism and campaigning programmes,...

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