ADA National Network Learning Session: Global Disability Leadership Before, During and After Disasters

Event Date/Time: 

Thursday, September 9th, 2021
11:30 AM PDT - 1:00 PM PDT




Disability leaders are very active in global disability inclusive disaster and climate initiatives. Learn about what's happening in Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Justice, Humanitarian Action, Community Resilience, Article 11 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Disability Inclusion Strategy, Building Back Better and other global disaster and disability initiatives. Hear an update on what Disabled Persons Organizations are working on and how to get involved.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn what disability led organizations around the world are working on in response to current disasters and planning for the ones that will surely follow.
  • Learn how you can become more involved in these urgent and vital initiatives.


Marcie Roth Roth is the Executive Director of the World Institute on Disability and a global leader on disability and disaster. She has focused on improving outcomes for disaster-impacted people with disabilities, Disability Led Organizations and communities for 20 years.

German Parodi and Shaylin Sluzalis are the Co-Directors of the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies leading in disability rights community organizing, disability-led disaster response, and empowering community resilience and optimizing outcomes for all nationwide and across the world. They have been leading The Partnership since 2019 - ensuring equal access and full inclusion before, during, and after disasters.

Carlos Kaiser is the Director of ONG Inclusiva and is Global Focal Point for Inclusive Disaster Risk and Disability Management. He is also founder of the Global COVID-19 and Disability Group and the COVID-19 and Disability Group of Chile.

All four speakers work closely together on global disability and disaster initiatives and they jointly cofounded the Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration in 2020 to accelerate resources to disaster impacted Disability Led Organizations where and when they are needed most.

General Accommodations: 

Open or Closed Captions

From the Sponsor: 

ADA National Network


People with Disabilities, State and Local Government, Family Member of Person With Disability, Federal or Non-Federal Partner, Medical Professional, State/Local Affiliate


Emergency Preparedness






$ 0.00

Registration Deadline: 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021