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News announcement20 November 2020Directorate-General for International Partnerships1 min read

Leaving no one behind in education – a focus on children with disabilities


On the occasion of the International Children’s Day, 20th November 2020, the online lecture will shed light on the educational situation of children with disabilities in low and middle income countries and discuss the way forward to accelerate inclusion. Join LIVE our #KAPTalks with Toyin Aderemi.

1 in 20 children under 14 years old has a disability worldwide. Children with disabilities have an equal right to an inclusive, quality and free primary and secondary education. However, education systems and services worldwide are failing to meet this right, both in terms of access and quality of education. Not only children with disabilities have lower rates of enrolment in education, but also higher dropout rates, with poor levels of attendance, progression and learning.

You can join the lecture by:

  • following livestreaming from the event at
  • asking your questions to speaker via Twitter using #KAPTalks hashtag

Real-time captioning service will be available: as speakers and participants will take the floor, a written text will appear on video, in order to break down communication barriers that exist for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or whose native language is not English.

The event will be moderated by Dr. Harlan Koff of the Luxembourg University.

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Catherine Léglu, Vice-rector for Academic Affairs, University of Luxembourg
  • Julia McGeown, Global Education Specialist, Handicap International
  • Graham Lang, Chief of Education at Education Cannot Wait


Publication date
20 November 2020
Directorate-General for International Partnerships