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3-day National Conclave on ‘Gender and Disability Inclusion in Indian Cities’

A 3-day National Conclave on ‘Gender and Disability Inclusion in Indian Cities’ will be held from today at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Three-day workshop aims to mainstream gender and disability inclusion in the implementation of the SDGS to ensure a more resilient, accessible, inclusive, safe, and sustainable India for all.

The Building Accessible, Safe and Inclusive Indian Cities (BASIIC) programme of the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) under the aegis of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), in collaboration with the United Nations in India, and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), UK, is organising this conclave.

The conclave aims to strengthen India’s commitment to gender and disability inclusion in urban development in line with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act 2016, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the New Urban Agenda, and the Sendai Framework for furthering the achievement of India’s aspirational vision for an accessible, inclusion, safe, and resilient [email protected]

Supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), the National Conclave will bring together policymakers, academia, the private sector, thematic experts, and implementers from across the country to deliberate on city-level accessibility and inclusion challenges, exchange ideas, share technical expertise and knowledge, and contribute to the discourse on Urban Accessibility and Inclusion.

The opening day of the National Conclave will witness the launch of the ‘Smart Solution Challenge and Inclusion Award’, inviting innovative ideas, technologies, products, business solutions and good practices to help resolve complex city-level inclusion and accessibility challenges. The challenge is open to all students, citizens, innovators, start-ups, social impact organisations, urban practitioners, Urban Local Bodies, SPVs and project teams under the Smart Cities Mission.

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