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G3ict-DPI Side-Event at the Eighth Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP8) to the CRPD

  • New York, NY, USA
  • June 8, 2015
  • Time: 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, UN Headquarters

The Role of Technology and Innovation in the Post-2015 Development Framework

Organized by: The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) in collaboration with Disabled People's International (DPI). 

Details: A discussion of the imperative for the Post-2015 Development Framework to factor in assistive technologies and  accessible Information and Communications Technologies including television, web sites, mobile phones and services, electronic kiosks or public access points. Possible benchmarks for Disabled Persons’ Organizations to advocate for the full implementation of Article 9 of the CRPD will be presented. 


  • Axel Leblois, President, The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict)
  • Javed Abidi, Global Chair, Disabled People’s International (DPI)
  • Jesus Toledano, President, CONADIS, Mexico
  • Susan Mazrui, Director, Public Policy, AT&T
  • Chinnu Maria Babu, Associate Corporate Counsel, WIPRO, India
  • Ankit Jindal, Dell Services India, Dell Services India

For further information about COSP8 side events, please visit: http://www.un.org/disabilities/documents/COP/cosp8_side_events.docx.