The 2nd International Conference for Persons with disabilities (PwD),held on 6th & 7th of March 2021 and organized by the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), under the patronage of H. E. the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, H. E. the Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity, and H. E. the Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports and participation of Entrepreneurship center within the framework of the PACES Project: Progression of Accessibility Centres in higher Education for Students with disabilities in North Africa, which is co-funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE).
The Conference focus on:
1.Knowledge building and launching awareness campaigns for all the stakeholders concerned with the inclusion of students with disabilities (SwD) and the rights of persons with disabilities (PwD).
2.Raising awareness about the Accessibility Centres (AC) in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Assistive Technologies (AT) and the Employers’ Network.
3.The necessity of training for employment and entrepreneurship for SwD.
During the conference, many sessions - presented by Keynote speakers from Europe, Egypt and Morocco - related to disability issues and good practices. Likewise, and many workshops, success stories from PwD, an Assistive Technology Exhibition & round table discussions for exchanging ideas for collaboration, education, the role of civil society, corporate social responsibility towards PwD, and employment opportunities, as well as disseminating the PACES project results.