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The French response to the Corona Crisis: semi-presidentialism par excellence

GDI Briefing - January 19, 2038 - 4:14am

This blog post analyses the response of the French government to the Coronavirus pandemic. The piece highlights how the semi-presidential system in France facilitates centralized decisions to manage the crisis. From a political-institutional perspective, it is considered that there were no major challenges to the use of unilateral powers by the Executive to address the health crisis, although the de-confinement phase and socio-economic consequences opens the possibility for more conflictual and opposing reactions. At first, approvals of the president and prime minister raised, but the strict confinement and the reopening measures can be challenging in one of the European countries with the highest number of deaths, where massive street protests, incarnated by the Yellow vests movement, have recently shaken the political scene.

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Europa lesen. Hamburger Autorengespräche

Europa-Union Hamburg - May 27, 2021 - 7:00pm
Coronapolitik in Europa: Herausforderung für die Demokratien?
Categories: Hamburg

Das junge Europa-Forum

Europa-Union Hamburg - May 26, 2021 - 9:00am
Online-Thementag für Schülerinnen und Schüler
Categories: Hamburg

„Ernährung nachhaltig denken“ Wie ist ein zukunftsfähiges Ernährungssystem von der Produktion, Verarbeitung über den Handel bis zum privaten Konsum möglich?

AgrarKoordination - May 19, 2021 - 3:55pm

Am Mittwoch, 19. Mai 2021, um 19 Uhr, laden der Ökomarkt Verbraucher- und Agrar­beratung e.V., ecoplanfinanz sowie die Agrar Koordination – Forum für internationale Agrarpolitik e.V. – in Kooperation mit den Bücherhallen Hamburg zur gemeinsamen digitalen Podiumsdiskussion mit dem Titel Ernährung nachhaltig denken" ein.

Förderung der Artenvielfalt, Schutz von Gewässern und Böden, Reduzierung der CO2-Emissionen, Tierwohl, faire Löhne, gesunde Lebensmittel...: Es gibt viele gute Gründe, auf ein nachhaltiges Ernährungssystem zu setzen, das allen Beteiligten entlang der Wertschöpfungskette sowie dem Klimaschutz nutzt. Wie aber kann die Transformation gelingen und welche Ideen hat gerade die junge Generation dazu?

Was die Landwirtschaft, die Verarbeitung und der Handel, aber auch jede*r Einzelne zum Schutz der natürlichen Ressourcen beitragen kann, diskutieren die folgenden Podiumsgäste:

Klimaschutz-Aktivistin

  • Eva Marsland (Fridays for Future)

www.fridaysforfuture.de/ortsgruppen/hamburg

Erzeugung & Vermarktung

  • Catharina Augustin, Bio-Obst Augustin GmbH & Co. KG

www.augustin.de

Verarbeitung

  • Fiete Matthies, Wildwuchs Brauwerk Hamburg

www.wildwuchs-brauwerk.de

Handel

  • Florian Giese, Onkel Emma GmbH

www.onkelemma-unverpackt.de

Moderation: Jan Sachau, ecoplanfinanz

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Mittwoch, 19. Mai 2021, 19:00 Uhr

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Die Veranstaltung findet online per Zoom statt. Bitte melden Sie sich per Mail über kundenservice@buecherhallen.de an. Die Zugangsdaten werden spätestens am 18. Mai 2021 versendet.

Categories: Hamburg

„Ernährung nachhaltig denken“ Wie ist ein zukunftsfähiges Ernährungssystem von der Produktion, Verarbeitung über den Handel bis zum privaten Konsum möglich?

AgrarKoordination - May 19, 2021 - 10:52am
Am Mittwoch, 19. Mai 2021, um 19 Uhr, laden der Ökomarkt Verbraucher- und Agrar­beratung e.V., ecoplanfinanz sowie die Agrar Koordination – Forum für internationale Agrarpolitik e.V. – in Kooperation mit den Bücherhallen Hamburg zur gemeinsamen digitalen Podiumsdiskussion mit dem Titel „Ernährung nachhaltig denken" ein.

Förderung der Artenvielfalt, Schutz von Gewässern und Böden, Reduzierung der CO2-Emissionen, Tierwohl, faire Löhne, gesunde Lebensmittel...: Es gibt viele gute Gründe, auf ein nachhaltiges Ernährungssystem zu setzen, das allen Beteiligten entlang der Wertschöpfungskette sowie dem Klimaschutz nutzt. Wie aber kann die Transformation gelingen und welche Ideen hat gerade die junge Generation dazu?

Was die Landwirtschaft, die Verarbeitung und der Handel, aber auch jede*r Einzelne zum Schutz der natürlichen Ressourcen beitragen kann, diskutieren die folgenden Podiumsgäste:

Klimaschutz-Aktivistin

  • Eva Marsland (Fridays for Future)

www.fridaysforfuture.de/ortsgruppen/hamburg

Erzeugung & Vermarktung

  • Catharina Augustin, Bio-Obst Augustin GmbH & Co. KG

www.augustin.de

Verarbeitung

  • Fiete Matthies, Wildwuchs Brauwerk Hamburg

www.wildwuchs-brauwerk.de

Handel

  • Florian Giese, Onkel Emma GmbH

www.onkelemma-unverpackt.de

Moderation: Jan Sachau, ecoplanfinanz

Mittwoch, 19. Mai 2021, 19:00 Uhr

Die Veranstaltung findet online per Zoom statt. Bitte melden Sie sich per Mail über kundenservice[at]buecherhallen.de an. Die Zugangsdaten werden spätestens am 18. Mai 2021 versendet.
Categories: Hamburg

Transformationsexperte / Senior Berater (gn) (Berlin) - ENDURE Consulting GmbH

greenjobs - 2 hours 4 min ago
UNSERE VISION:IN ZUKUNFT DENKEN UND HANDELN ALLE UNTERNEHMEN ÖKONOMISCH UND ÖKOLOGISCH.Wir sind überzeugt, dass Unternehmen nur dann langfristig erfolgreich sein können, wenn sie neben der stetigen Optimierung ihrer eigenen Prozesse auch Verantwortung für ein ökologischeres Morgen übernehmen und den Menschen in den Mittelpunkt stellen.Als ENDURE Consulting GmbH begleiten wir unsere Kunden dabei, sich selbst zu hinterfragen und fitter für die Zukunft zu werden. [...]
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Land Berlin will sich Vorkaufsrecht für geplanten Siemens-Campus sichern

Presseportal - 8 hours 10 min ago
nd.DerTag / nd.DieWoche [Newsroom]
Berlin (ots) - Berlin strebt den Erlass einer Vorkaufsrechtsverordnung für ehemalige Produktionsflächen des Elektrokonzerns Siemens in Berlin-Siemensstadt an. Das geht aus einer noch nicht veröffentlichen Antwort der Senatsverwaltung für ... Lesen Sie hier weiter...

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Studierendenjob Digitale Medien, Kommunikation & Fundraising im Bereich Naturschutz (Göttingen) - Chances for Nature e.V.

greenjobs - May 14, 2021 - 7:47pm
Chances for Nature e.V. ist ein Naturschutzverein mit Sitz in Göttingen. Der Verein initiiert und betreut Projekte in tropischen Ländern (z.Zt. in Madagaskar und Myanmar), die es den Menschen vor Ort ermöglichen sollen, vom Schutz ihrer Umwelt zu profitieren, statt ihre natürlichen Lebensgrundlagen für ihr Überleben zerstören zu müssen. Wir setzen dabei auf ein hohes Maß an Beteiligung und Mitsprache sowohl bei unseren lokalen Partnern in den Projektgebieten als auch bei unserer Arbeit in Deutschland. [...]
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Our Rights Under Threat As We Grow Old

UNSDN - May 14, 2021 - 7:43pm

“Our Rights Under Threat As We Grow Old: A Timely Expert Debate on the Intersection of Disability and Age” is a Side Event of the 13th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD organized by International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), Human Rights Watch, in partnership with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Special Procedures, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Programme on Ageing.

Issues discussed in the session:

  • Key gaps and challenges in the protection of the rights of older persons with disabilities as exposed and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Overlaps and distinctions in the protection of the rights of older persons and the rights of persons with disabilities
  • Can the CRPD respond to the needs and rights of all older persons?
  • Main lessons from the CRPD process for the UN Open-ended Group on Ageing on the protection of the human rights of older persons

Speakers:

  • Mr. Gerard Quinn, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Ms. Claudia Mahler, Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of all Human Rights by Older Persons
  • Ms. Kate Swaffer, Chair, CEO & Co-founder, Dementia Alliance International (DAI)

Moderator: Bethany Brown, Human Rights Advisor, International Disability Alliance (IDA)

Quotes:

  • “Please think about the mobilization of older persons’ movement because these are the human rights for all of us. We are investing in our future, we are all getting older. Please also argue both strengthening human rights of older persons and getting linked to the persons with disabilities movements on the national level.” (Claudia Mahler)
  • “The time is right – for seriously paying attention to the rights of older people. Through deep reading the UN SDGs, you will see a very different philosophy of economy and society emerging. I argue that residential options were historical accidents due to a particular model of economy and society that were passed and we are not going to rebuild that into the future. The hidden elements in the equation are the notions of the family, family supports, the future of caring, and the feminization of poverty, particularly for carers. How we are going to treat that and how family support is considered part of the ecosystems underpin the rights not just of older persons but also of persons with disabilities.” (Gerard Guinn)
  • “Let us make today the beginning fo a change and for rights for all, including older persons around the world.” (Kate Swaffer)

Rationale:

The UN Independent Expert (IE) on the Enjoyment of all Human Rights by Older Persons, Ms. Claudia Mahler, dedicated her first thematic report to the impact of COVID-19 on older persons. Her findings and recommendations to States are particularly relevant to older persons with disabilities, including those living in residential care settings.

The newly appointed Special Rapporteur (SR) on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Mr. Gerard Quinn has published recently on the lessons to be learned from the drafting of the UN disability treaty for a possible UN treaty on the rights of older persons as well as on autonomy and legal capacity for older persons. His current research interests include theories of personhood and new technology intersectionality between age and disability and extreme poverty and disability.

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For more information, please visit: http://www.inpea.net/

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Technology and Equal Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities

UNSDN - May 14, 2021 - 7:35pm

The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) – is an advocacy initiative launched in December 2006 by the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, in cooperation with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at UN DESA. Its mission is to facilitate and support the implementation of the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) promoting digital accessibility and Assistive Technologies.

About this session:

How can technology improve outcomes in courts and justice systems worldwide for Persons with Disabilities?

Co-hosted by G3ict and IDA, this session focused on Art. 13 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) that requires that States Parties ensure effective access to justice for Persons with Disabilities on an equal basis with others. 

Today, courts and justice systems worldwide are undergoing a massive digital transformation adopting new digital systems and processes. That transformation has only been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Too often, the deployment of technology does not give consideration to accessibility and the digital inclusion of Persons with Disabilities. The role of technology in courts and justice systems becomes even more critical given the global pattern of Persons with Disabilities being incarcerated at much higher rates than the population as a whole.

This session examined the digital transformation of courts and justice systems today and what steps are required to ensure their accessibility for Persons with Disabilities. The discussion also explored how technologies can be leveraged in innovative ways to address long-standing barriers to justice for Persons with Disabilities, including accessing critical information, participating in judicial proceedings, tracking the progress of a case, and receiving needed accommodations.

This session benefited from the perspectives and expertise of:

  • Gerard Quinn, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), professor emeritus in law at the National University of Ireland (Galway)
  • Frederic Schroeder, President, World Blind Union, Board member, IDA
  • Laura Ruby, Director, Worldwide Accessibility Policy and Standards Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft Corporation
  • Michael Stein, co-founder and Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, and a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School
  • James Thurston, Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

In Article 13, the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) requires that States Parties ensure effective access to justice for persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others. Meanwhile, courts and justice systems worldwide are undergoing digital transformation. While these technology investments can help courts and justice systems cut costs and increase efficiencies, it is not clear that their technology roadmaps include a commitment to ensuring access to justice by people with disabilities. Without this commitment, justice systems currently risk leaving people with disabilities behind and creating new obstacles to participation. When justice systems invest in digital technologies that are accessible, and leverage new and emerging technology in innovative ways, they can both meet their transformation goals and increase access to justice for all people.

The Legal Imperative
The recently published advanced edited version of the UN Office of the Hig
Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Report (A/HRC/37/25) on the Right to Access to Justice under Article 13 of the CRPD clearly lays out the legal basis for access to justice. The report details how persons with disabilities today continue to face significant obstacles to accessing justice and underlines the CRPD principle that “equal and effective participation at all stages of and within every role within the justice system” is core to access to justice.

The CRPD, ratified by over 170 countries, is the first international human rights treaty to make explicit the right to access to justice. It defines what access means for persons with disabilities, including by specifying tools to overcome barriers. It makes clear that the administration of justice is fundamental both to governance and citizenship. Under the CRPD, persons with disabilities must be able to effectively participate, directly or indirectly, in all legal proceedings, including at the investigative and other preliminary stages, and in all possible roles, for example as a claimant, defendant, witness, qualified expert, juror, judge or lawyer. Article 9 (2)
(h) of the CRPD calls on States Parties to promote accessible legal information to persons with disabilities and to society at large by using a full and varied range of formats and modes of communication. It also notes that new technologies can help to achieve that objective.

Persons with disabilities continue to face restrictions to their participation in various capacities in legal proceedings, for example as judges, prosecutors, witnesses or jurors. The OHCHR report states that access to justice is often denied to persons with disabilities due to a lack of accessibility and access to information. This applies to both criminal proceedings and civil matters. These obstacles result in persons with disabilities being denied of their legal standing and due process guarantees. The OHCHR confirms that effective access to information and communication could enable persons with disabilities to both know and defend their rights and, importantly, that accessible Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can contribute to improving access to justice.

G3ict emphatically agrees with the OHCHR report’s assertion that the use of
existing accessible ICTs can contribute to improving access to justice worldwide and there is a significant role for new and emerging technologies to act as tools for promoting access to justice for people with disabilities.

A Global Digital Transformation
The majority of court systems worldwide are still paper-based, but that is changing. According to a study by the American Bar Association (ABA), 55% of trial lawyers in the United States use technology in the courtroom, including 33% to access evidence and key documents. That is up from 28% in 2014. The same ABA study shows that in the United States in 2017, 22% of courtrooms provided touch screens, compared to 16% just the previous year. Audio hardware provided or supported in courtrooms also showed an increase.

In Brazil, the State Court of Justice of Sao Paulo, implemented a comprehensive technology plan to modernize the court to make it more efficient, including by requiring all justice processes be conducted and stored digitally. Attorneys can conduct simple court services from their own technology devices (for example, smartphones, tablets, and laptops) and judges, attorneys, and citizens can access case information remotely. Moreover, the entire population can track their cases via their own smartphones. Before moving to a digital platform in 2017, justice systems
in the United Kingdom generated a million pages of documents a day or 365 million pages a year. Digitizing its processes by using technology and the cloud enabled justices to work remotely and staff to manage growing caseloads more efficiently. Mainstream digital transformations of courts and justice systems like this are taking place in many geographies around the world.

These digital transformations can also promote greater inclusion and access to justice for persons with disabilities if investments are made in technologies that are accessible and when technology is used in innovative and inclusive ways. But it is critical that technology investments in justice systems include an explicit focus on accessibility. As early as 2004, Peter Blanck points out in his groundbreaking article, Disability Civil Rights Law and Policy: Accessible Courtroom Technology, that while technology can certainly enhance courtroom proceedings, without careful consideration it also can further isolate persons with disabilities from meaningful participation in the justice system. Blanck also makes the important point that investments in accessible and assistive technologies for persons with disabilities, for example real-time captioning for deaf and hard of hearing persons, can also benefit in courtroom proceedings many others who do not have disabilities.

Technology and Access to Justice
Nicole Bradick, CEO of the legal technology development firm Theory and Principle asserts in an interview with Legal Tech News (February 5, 2018) that technology needs to play a more prominent role in promoting greater access to justice. She states, “The legal community has been at this mission for a while now, and the latest numbers indicate that 86 percent of civil legal issues facing low-income Americans receive no meaningful legal help. And that’s just civil issues. Technology has the obvious advantage of scaling knowledge and information to people who need it.” G3ict believes persons with disabilities can be among the greatest beneficiaries of the effective and inclusive use of technology in justice systems.

Leaders in the tech industry also see the potential for technology to be leveraged to enable greater access to justice. In 2016 testimony before the New York State Access to Justice Commission, Dave Heiner (a senior executive at Microsoft and the board chair of Pro Bono Net) explained that “useful technologies that could help to reduce the justice gap are available today and ready to be deployed. The challenge is primarily one of funding, and perhaps training. Additional beneficial technologies are still in early stages of development, but it is not too soon for the access to justice community to begin to plan for their deployment.”

Some justice systems are making progress in closing access gaps by employing technology. The state of Alaska in the United States is a leader in using technology to enable remote court appearances via video or telephone between parties, lawyers, and sometimes the judge. People who are not able to travel to a courthouse due to distance or disability benefit from these low-tech options. These same video remote technologies support sign language interpreting services for people who are deaf when a local interpreter is not available.

The UN CRPD Committee, the body of independent experts that monitor implementation of the CRPD, raised concerns about the lack of free legal aid available to persons with disabilities. Here, technology can be employed to increase access to information and legal services. For example, in the United States, the Legal Services Corporation, Pro Bono Net, and Microsoft are developing a prototype access to justice portal that will draw on state-of-the-art cloud and Internet technologies. Once fully developed, the portal will enable people to navigate the court system and legal aid resources, learn about their legal rights, and prepare and file critical court documents in a way that is comprehensive, inclusive, and easy to navigate. With advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence, it is possible to imagine systems that allow people to communicate naturally and receive help in a comfortable “chat” format tailored to their specific needs and abilities, including for example, people with visual, intellectual, and developmental disabilities.

Looking forward, it is possible to envision benefits for persons with disabilities using technologies that are just now emerging, like virtual reality (VR). A lawyer might use VR to help a person with autism or anxiety disorders prepare ahead of time to experience a busy courtroom environment or perhaps even provide testimony remotely through an avatar. Mitch Jackson, a senior partner at Jackson & Wilson in California asserts in an article by Bloomberg Law (November 18, 2017), “it’s not a matter of if VR will be used in our lives and in the courtrooms, it’s a matter of when”.

Addressing the Digital Divide
As courts and justice systems move forward with investments in technology they must recognize there is already a significant and persistent digital divide for many persons with disabilities. In the United States, 23% of persons with disabilities never get online. That is nearly three times the rate for the population as a whole, which is just 8%. In their 2006 article, The Washington State Access to Justice Technology Principles: A Perspective for Justice System Professionals, Richard Zorza and Donald J Horowitz make the important point that the delivery of legal information through technology requires a capacity to access the system that some do not have, and when these access limitations, like the current digital divide, outweigh the benefits of technology, it defeats the goal of creating greater access to courts through the use of technology. We know that innovative technology solutions for increasing access to justice for persons with disabilities must be implemented together with public policies and programs (for example digital skills training, broadband deployment, etc.) to close the existing digital divide.

Moving Forward
Courts and justice systems can and should take advantage of new technologies and plan for, and deploy, accessible and innovative technologies as part of their digital transformations. G3ict believes eight interrelated strategies can help courts and justice systems leverage technology to support greater access to justice for persons with disabilities.

  1. Recognition and Awareness: Governments should explicitly recognize that implementing technology solutions in courts and justice systems can do more than simply increase efficiencies and reduce costs. When digital
    transformations are executed with a specific focus on accessibility, they can also facilitate an increased, direct, and more independent participation of persons with disabilities in courtroom proceedings in all roles (for example parties to a case, lawyers, judges, jurors, etc.). Standards and guidelines for judicial processes and procedures should be expanded and revised to include explicit accessibility requirements.
  2. Procurement of Accessible Technology: Accessible technologies can be
    used broadly to advance non-discrimination for persons with disabilities and support their access to justice. Governments can use their “power of the purse” to advance equality through accessible courtroom technology.
    Requiring accessibility in all calls for tenders for technology products and services can help ensure that the digital transformation of courts and justice systems will narrow the digital divide for persons with disabilities and increase their access to justice.
  3. Mainstream inclusion into legal frameworks: The CRPD states in its
    preamble that mainstreaming disability into laws, policies, and regulations is an integral to strategies for sustainable development. As part of their CRPD commitments, governments can identify amendments to existing legal frameworks and opportunities for new legislation and regulation that promote the adoption of accessible technology in courts and justice systems and support broader and deeper access to justice for persons with disabilities.
  4. Identify and Define Good Practices: We are still in the early stages of a
    global trend toward the digital transformation of courts and justice systems. This gives governments and the global community, including civil society, international organizations, and industry, an opportunity to better understand how best to leverage technology investments to promote greater digital inclusion for persons with disabilities. Identifying both good practices and challenges can support building roadmaps to increased ICT accessibility and broader access to justice.
  5. Training and Guidance: Courts and justice systems worldwide need
    guidance in identifying ICT accessibility gaps and clearly articulating
    accessibility priorities. Leaders and staff in courts and justice systems would benefit from technical assistance to better design and implement ICT accessibility strategies that support digital inclusion. Key IT personnel should be certified or have demonstrated expertise in accessibility core competencies. Training should promote an understanding of how both existing and emerging technologies can be leveraged to promote greater access and involve a broad range of citizens and organizations, including from the disability community.
  6. Support Inclusive Innovation: Leveraging technology to increase access
    will require infusing accessibility and inclusive design into the innovation and incubation of new courtroom and legal technology solutions. Governments should commit to supporting the development and deployment of new and emerging technology solutions that both benefit courts and justice systems and that also are inclusive of all persons. This will require government leaders, civil society and technology experts joining together to create conditions for a more citizen-driven and inclusive innovation process.
  7. Commitment to Inclusive Investments: Multilateral organizations (for
    example United Nations, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, etc.) along with national development agencies and leading foundations play a significant role in defining and promoting access to justice programs worldwide. Their lending and giving activities support the creation of access to justice policies, programs, standards, and performance metrics. Their investments influence critical technology decisions and investments for courts and justice systems in many countries. To achieve global scale in increasing access to justice, these influential global organizations must ensure that ICT accessibility and digital inclusion are a central part of their agendas.
  8. Involve Persons with Disabilities: A core principle of the UN CRPD is the active engagement of persons with disabilities in all aspects of developing and implementing public policies and programs related to them. As court and justice systems move forward with digital transformations and consider strategies to improve access to justice, they should proactively involve persons with disabilities at each step in the process.

For more information, please visit: www.g3ict.org

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Digital Technologies to Empower Youth Living in Extreme Poverty

UNSDN - May 14, 2021 - 7:00pm

For the past 12 years, Life Project 4 Youth has been preparing young adults for their professional life by integrating digital technology into its training programs. Several projects target the specific needs of the Youth and take into account the use of technologies in their lives.

Following the theme of this year’s Commission, LP4Y organized a side event to share: Concrete solutions that use digital technologies as an inclusive tool to empower Youth living in extreme poverty.

This webinar highlighted some of our latest practices and explained the various methods used to foster Youth inclusion. It included 2 Youth testimonies, and a presentation by 360 Learning, General Electric, Techno India, and the permanent missions of India and Portugal to the United Nations on the topic.

LP4Y integrates digital technologies into its educational programs in three ways :

  • Access to quality hardware with the setup of an equipped communication room in every center
  • Creation of a digital identity for all youths
  • Launch of an interactive and collaborative E-learning and networking platform. The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the implementation of this platform called Digital Inc – Inc for Inclusion.

Digital Inc. – was created thanks to our partner 360 Learning. They provide a customizable digital platform. 100 courses have already been created for the youths, and stakeholders are contributing every day to build knowledge and expertise for the platform.

We also mentioned another LP4Y initiative: Connect 4 Change. The objective behind this program is to train young women on basic digital technologies and then they give back by training women from their local community.

The corporate world is also involved: Vivian Hong, technical project manager at GE Healthcare, explained: on Digital Inc, the role of GE is to recruit GE volunteers who select relevant training to create content.

One LP4Y’s local partner in India, Meghdut Roy Chowdury, director of Techno India, said “It’s been a fantastic time of innovation and disruption because Covid-19 turned out to be the Chief Technical Officer we never knew we needed”. His team created a platform called Off-beat education: a Learning Relationship Management System (LRMS) designed to simplify the online transition and long-term digital journey for school teachers and their students.

Finally, we were honored to hear from national representatives. Ashish Sharma – First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of India to the UN – observed that India’s digital transformation is only just starting. It will galvanize several economic sectors and increase the well-being of indian citizens, especially the Youth which consists of the larger part of the Indian population. For Nuno Mathias – Deputy Permanent Representative of Portugal to the UN, the pandemic has reinforced a sense of urgency. So, no surprise here, that their post-covid-19 recovery plan includes digital schools in the roadmap. That is a necessity and a priority.

Social inclusion is a common and global matter: more than ever the public sector, policy-makers, corporations and social organisations all have to work together to bridge the challenge that is the digital divide.

Please see video on LP4Y Connect 4 Change project in India.

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Student / Research Assistant (f/m/diverse) C-SCOPE Project - Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) - Bonn

Indeed - May 14, 2021 - 6:23pm
Student/Research Assistant (Bachelor/Master), effective immediately. The project looks into the structures and practices of how researchers generate knowledge… 12 € pro Stunde
Gefunden bei Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) - Fri, 14 May 2021 16:23:38 GMT - Zeige alle Bonn Jobs
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Sendepause: keine Jobtipps 17.-21.5.

gesinesjobtipps - May 14, 2021 - 6:20pm

Liebe*r Leser*in,

vom 17. bis 21. Mai weise ich nicht auf Stellen hin, denn ich möchte mich um die zahlreichen unbeantworteten Mails in meinem Postfach und andere, eher administrative Arbeiten kümmern.

Da auch meine Arbeitszeit seit inzwischen 5 Monaten sehr begrenzt ist (Stichwort: Wechselunterricht plus kein Mittagessen und Hort in der Schule für nicht systemrelevante Berufe) komme ich leider nicht dazu, mich diesen Dingen ausreichend zu widmen, wenn ich regelmäßig neue Ausschreibungen recherchiere, auswähle und veröffentliche. Daher also eine kleine Sendepause.

Die nächsten Jobtipps für Berlin und Umgebung erscheinen am 25. Mai, die für Halle-Leipzig am 28. Mai.

Herzlich
Gesine

Der Beitrag Sendepause: keine Jobtipps 17.-21.5. erschien zuerst auf Gesines Jobtipps.

COVID19 and CRPD 19-Acceleration of CRPD through Disability inclusive SDGs

UNSDN - May 14, 2021 - 5:52pm

The outbreak of the pandemic signified mainstreaming disability perspectives in general policies and guidance to ensure leaving no one behind. Persons with disabilities are one of the most vulnerable groups to Covid-19. Especially, numerous human rights violation, high infection and mortality rates were observed in the institutions from all around the world during the Pandemic.

The side event was organized during the 13th Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP13) to look into the worldwide experiences of the persons living in the institutions (group homes, nursing homes, psychiatric hospitals, etc.), to learn the assessment of the findings from international survey ‘COVID-19 and Disability Rights Monitoring’, and to seek the ways to fulfill the rights of persons with disabilities especially related to CRPD 10, 11, and 19. The program also illustrated the way to the society where ‘leaving no one behind’, an international promise which cannot be postponed under no circumstances.

Main takeaways from the event:

1. All countries and DPOs must establish an emergency deinstitutionalisation policy and guarantee financial and human resources for a comprehensive system promoting shift from institutions to community integration. The policy must make it possible to realise the universal right to independent living.

2. In order to transform the culture of discrimination and hatred reinforced by segregated institutions on the basis of disability, age, gender, etc., all countries should immediately ban new admissions and cease the development of new or expansion of existing institutions and policies.

3. The governments should immediately develop and implement a “Bottom-up” emergency deinstitutionalisation strategy and preliminary disaster response plan with meaningful advice and participation from people living in institutions and advocacy organisations representing them. In addition, consideration of human rights should be given to monitoring and data collection on the subsequent COVID-19 infections in institutions.

4. Education of public officials, members of the National Assembly, the media, and the general public must be expanded to increase awareness and understanding of the deinstitutionalisation, and to decrease social discrimination against the persons with disabilities and their support providers.

Partners:

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United States, Ministry of Health and Welfare of the South Korea, Korean Disability Forum, European Network on Independent Living

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