This page gives links to some of the programmes, content and outputs resulting from workshops and events that we have convened, mainly focused on turning rhetoric into reality with respect to the empowerment of people with disabilities through ICTs in different parts of the world.

Bangkok 2018, UN ESCAP and INIT

c3b9b34c-aa2d-44ad-87a7-6991e82c0f56This expert meeting was convened by UN ESCAP and INIT (The Inter-Islamic Network on IT) on 30th August 2018 on the margins of the ESCAP Regional Consultation on Inclusive Technology and Innovation Policies (28-29 August) which was held in the run-up to the ESCAP Committee on Information and Communications Technology and Science, Technology and Innovation, Second Session (29-31 August) in Bangkok.  It provided a forum for participants to discuss the main impediments preventing persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific from being empowered through technologies, and to identify priority policy actions to overcome these.  It included a small number of short presentations, but most of the time was spend by participants in co-creating mind-maps around three key questions.

Main outputs co-created by participants


Antigua 2015

WorkshopIn February 2015, the CTO and the Antiguan government’s HEART initiative convened a workshop, with the support of the ITU and other agencies, for organisations from across the Caribbean to explore what needs to be done to convert the rhetoric about the use of ICTs by people with disabilities into reality.


Outputs co-created by participants