Habitat III Persons with Disabilities Stakeholder Roundtable

  • National Library, Casa de la Cultura Quito Ecuador

IDPP is jointly convening the Persons with Disabilities Stakeholder Roundtable “Urbanization as a Catalyst for Disability Inclusive Development” during the UN Habitat III Conference on 19 October from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the National Library in Casa de la Cultura in Quito, Ecuador. Dr. Derrick Cogburn is moderating the roundtable, and IDPP representatives are speaking at and facilitating accessible remote participation.


Accessible Remote Participation:

Persons with Disabilities Stakeholder Roundtable
“Urbanization as Catalyst for Disability Inclusive Development”


October 19, 4:30pm – 6:30pm Quito Time

Recording: Persons with Disabilities Stakeholder Roundtable


In-Person and Virtual Speakers Include:

  • Ambassador Luis Gallegos, Joint Advisory Board Chair, IDPP; Chairman, G3ICT; Special Advisor, The Nippon Foundation
  • Ms. Akiko Ito, Chief Secretariat, Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, DESA/DSPD, United Nations
  • Dr. Victor Pineda, Executive Director, World Enabled/Pineda Foundation and Co-Chair, Habitat III General Assembly of Partners Persons with Disabilities Partner Constituency Group
  • Mr. Khy Huy, Research Coordinator, IDPP; Senior Advocacy Officer, World Vision Cambodia
  • Mr. Mohammed Ali Loutfy, Senior Doctoral Fellow, IDPP; Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts & Sciences, American University; Executive Director, Disabled People's International - Arab Region and the Arab Forum for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Mr. Toshiya Kakiuchi, President, Mirairo Inc.
  • Ms. Risnawati Utami, Executive Director, Ohana
  • Mr. Ambrose Murangira, Executive Director, Uganda National Association of the Deaf
  • Dr. Takashi Izutsu, Program and Knowledge Coordinator/Senior Knowledge Management Officer, World Bank’s Tokyo Development Learning Center
  • Mr. Pong Cruz, Alumnus, IDPP Fellowship Program; Senior Analyst, G3ICT
  • Mrs. Silvia Perel-Levin, Chair, NGO Committee on Ageing, United Nations at Geneva
  • Ms. Ana Lucia Arellano, First Vice Chair, International Disability Alliance; President, Latin America Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families

The Persons with Disabilities Stakeholder Roundtable aims to:

  • Improve the overall participation and engagement of persons with disabilities in the implementation and monitoring of the New Urban Agenda.
  • Recommend and implement measures to enhance the participation of persons with disabilities in the New Urban Agenda and broaden disability-inclusive development initiatives through an expanded use of accessible information and communication technologies to enable enhanced and diversified physical and virtual participation.
  • Recommend and implement strategies to engage national, regional, and local authorities, civil society and other stakeholders in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda to ensure that all stages of urban development are inclusive and accessible for persons with disabilities.
  • Ensure the implementation of the New Urban Agenda is consistent with and supportive of other major global initiatives related to persons with disabilities, including Sustainable Development Goals, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and WSIS+10.