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

Agenda

Mon, 3 Dec
14:45 to 15:00

Opening musical performance

  • Ms Maud Caillat, a pianist and composer (France)
  • Mr Samuel Gaille, a trumpeter (Switzerland)

Programme:

  • George Gershwin : Rhapsody in blue (piano and trumpet)
  • Frédéric Chopin : Grande Valse brillante op. 18 (piano)

 

15:00 to 15:30

Opening ceremony

  • Welcome remarks by the representative of the Director-General of UNESCO
  • Opening speech by H.E. Dr. Adam Almulla, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the State of Kuwait to UNESCO
  • Keynote speech by Ms Lucy Hawking, Vice President, National Star College and daughter of Prof. Stephen Hawking (UK)
15:30 to 16:30

Moderated Roundtable Discussion

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

  • Ms Saima Wazed Putul, Chairperson of National Advisory Committee on Autism; Psychologist, Member of the World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health (Bangladesh)
  • Mr Klaus Miesenberger, Professor, Institut Integriert Studieren, Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz and International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP (Austria)
  • 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 Fernando H.F. Botelho, Founding Partner and President, F123 Consulting (Brazil)
  • Mr Martin Babu Mwesigwa, Member and Rapporteur of the Committee of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and former Program Manager for the National Union of Disabled Persons in Uganda (Uganda)
  • Mr Enrico Resmini, Chairman of Vodafone Italy Foundation (Italy)
16:30 to 16:45

Film “True Colours Festival” screening and presentation

  • Screening of the film in the presence of Mr Vijay S. Jodha, Centre for Social Communication and Change (India) and Producer of the Film “True Colours Festival” and Mr Pete Sparkes, Artistic Director, Drake Music Scotland (UK). True Colours Festival presented more than 150 of the most talented performing artistes from the Asia Pacific region, plus guest artistes from the United Kingdom, Canada and Mauritius.
16:45 to 17:00

Musical performance

  • By Handivoix National Foundation and the chorusmaster, Mr Vincent Rouyer (France)
17:00 to 18:00

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 Sheikh Mubarak Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the representative of the Government of the State of Kuwait
  • Prize lecture by the laureate Mr Vashkar Bhattacharjee (Bangladesh) (individual category)
  • Prize lecture by the laureate Tencent (China) (organizational category)
18:00 to 18:15

Musical performance

  • Ms Maud Caillat, a pianist and composer (France)
  • Mr Samuel Gaille, a trumpeter (Switzerland)

Programme:

  • Oskar Boehme :  Concerto op. 18 (piano and trumpet)
18:15 to 19:30

Cultural programme

  • Mr Eijin Nimura, UNESCO Artist for Peace (Japan)
  • Ms Jane Constance, UNESCO Artist for Peace (Mauritius)
  • Mr Adrian Yunan, a singer-songwriter (Indonesia) and participant of the Asia-Pacific festival of Artists with Disabilities - True Colours Festival, Singapore
  • Mr Azariah Tan, a pianist (Singapore) and participant of the Asia-Pacific festival of Artists with Disabilities - True Colours Festival, Singapore