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Susan Sygall to Present at UW’s Inclusive Development Workshop


MIUSA’s CEO to join discussion at University of Washington on “Making Development Work for Everyone”

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in 2015, promises international development will “leave no one behind”. Despite the fact that at least 20% of the world’s poorest are persons with disabilities, too often they are ignored in development strategies and NGO programs, further marginalizing one of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

The University of Washington’s Disability Inclusive Development Initiative is a multidisciplinary research and advocacy project that works
to support the inclusion of persons with disabilities in development. This workshop will offer practical strategies to help participants
recognize discrimination against persons with disabilities and make their work and the work of their organizations more inclusive.

Keynote Speakers:

Susan Sygall: CEO and Co-Founder, Mobility International USA
Alessandra Aresu: Inclusive Health Policy Lead, Humanity and Inclusion

Please RSVP here.

CART and ASL services will be provided.

For more information or to request additional accomodations, please contact Stephen Meyers,, or Megan McCloskey,

This event is made possible in part by a grant from The Carnegie Corporation of New York to the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies International Policy Institute. The statements made and views expressed by speakers are solely the responsibility of the speakers. It is also made possible by DEI, whose mission is to foster greater diversity, equity and inclusion practices among local non-profit, private and public sector professionals and community members located in the Greater Seattle area through shared best practices and strong collaboration.

At a Glance


JUNE 7, 2019
9 AM-9:30 AM Registration
9:30 AM-12 PM Workshop


Global Washington 1601
Fifth Avenue, Suite 1900

Who Should Attend



This event is free!

If your organization…

  • serves refugees or displaced persons
  • promotes access to education, natural resources, clean water, or sanitation
  • works on economic or infrastructure development or improving healthcare
  • values gender equality, women’s empowerment, and non-discrimination, or
  • seeks to reduce global poverty

…Then this workshop is for you!

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The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange is a project of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, designed to increase the participation of people with disabilities in international exchange between the United States and other countries, and is supported in its implementation by Mobility International USA.

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