UNESCO/Emir Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Agenda

Fri, 2 Dec
14:30 to 15:00

Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome remarks by a representative of the Director-General of UNESCO
  • Opening speech by H. E. Mr Meshal Hayat, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the State of Kuwait to UNESCO
  • Screening of films
15:00 to 16:15

Moderated High-Level Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: Mr Indrajit Banerjee, Director, Knowledge Societies Division, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO

  • Mr Win Myat Aye, Minister of the Union Ministry for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (Republic of the Union of Myanmar)
  • Mr Shuichi Ohno, Executive Director of The Nippon Foundation (Japan)
  • Ms Saima Wazed Hossain, Chairperson of National Advisory Committee on Autism; Psychologist, Member of the World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health (Bangladesh)
  • Ms May Chidiac, Founder of the May Chidiac Foundation, Lebanese journalist and winner of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize in 2006 (Lebanon)
  • Mr Klaus Miesenberger, Professor, Institut Integriert Studieren, Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz and International Conference on Computers Helping
    People with Special Needs, ICCHP (Austria)
  • Mr Martin Babu Mwesigwa, Member and Rapporteur of the Committee of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Former Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes at National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (Uganda)
16:15 to 17:15

UNESCO/Emir Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Award Ceremony

  • Welcome remarks by a representative of the Director-General of UNESCO
  • Welcome address by the representative of the Government of the State of Kuwait
  • Prize lecture by Professor Alireza Darvishy (Switzerland)
  • Prize lecture by Mr Pablo Lecuona, President of Tiflonexos Asociación Civil (Argentina)
17:15 to 17:30

Cultural programme

  • Introduction by Mr Nick Taussig, British novelist and film producer (UK)
    Screening of films – We Care Film Fest (5-7 films)

 

Musical performance of Mr Christian Guyot, French musician, composer and music teacher with hearing impairment, will accompany this event.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French and Arabic.

Live subtitling (velotype) from English to French will be provided.