Promoting Inclusive Society Through Empowering Youth

 Wednesday August 16 and Monday August 28, 2017

In the framework of the NET-MED Youth Project (UNESCO/EU), and in collaboration with The Centre for Lebanese Studies, this project aims to promote a more inclusive society through empowering young women and men, both with and without disabilities, on advocacy and leadership for the rights of PWDs in Lebanon, with focus on also promoting the concept of inclusive design and the important role of youth in this process.

Participants were trained on the rights of the persons with disabilities, the concept of mainstreaming disability and the role of youth in it, in addition to the concept of inclusive design, and how to plan and conduct an access audit using the inclusive design index. On the first day of the workshop, participants learnt about inclusive design and how to conduct an assessment of any environment. Accordingly, they were asked to conduct an assessment of a building of their choice. Participants returned for day 2 of the workshop to share the results of their assessment and to receive further training on inclusive design.

This workshop was facilitated by Dr. Itab Shuayb.