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Webinar 10: Reset for inclusive practices in times of COVID-19

Reset for inclusive practices in times of COVID-19
Speakers: Dr Marlene le Roux, Professor Harsha Kathard and Ms Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo

Date:          Wednesday, 5 August 2020
Time:         15h30 - 16h30 (CAT/ SAST)
Platform:   Microsoft Teams

About the speakers

As the current Artscape CEO Dr Marlene le Roux's passion is to use arts and culture to empower. She obtained a Master of Philosophy in Disability Studies from UCT and an Honorary Doctorate in Education from CPUT.
Awards include the Commonwealth's Point of Light Award, in recognition of exceptional service promoting disability rights, signed by Her Majesty The Queen of England.  Professional associations include UCT Council member among others.

Professor Harsha Kathard co-leads INCLUSIVE PRACTICES AFRICA at the University of Cape Town. It is a transdisciplinary project which focuses on disability inclusive practices. She teaches on the Disability Studies programmes. She is an NRF rated scientist who conducts research into disability inclusion in education, economics and health systems.

Ms Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo is the Global Disability Advisor for the World Bank Group. In 2011, as a well-respected human rights lawyer, she was appointed by President Obama to lead USAID's work on disability inclusive development. Prior to this, she worked as a Senior Operations Officer at the World Bank in the East Asia Pacific and Africa regions. Earlier in her career, appointed by President Nelson Mandela, she served as a Commissioner to the South African Human Rights Commission and worked for UNICEF on child protection. Charlotte holds multiple Law Degrees in International Law and Administration from the University of Warsaw, Poland and Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York.

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