SUDI 2017 Conference Thu, 2nd Mar 2017 at 8:00 am
Address: 11000 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM -- State -- 87105

Close to one billion people (15% of the global population) live with some form of disability. Aging, chronic health issues and mental health disorders are major factors contributing to disability around the globe. Thus, it is now critical to address these far-reaching global disability issues proactively together.

The 2017 SUDI Conference will address a number of issues related to the nexus between disability and sustainability; ranging from enabling environments, education, technology and innovations, to the design of policies and strategies aimed at increasing the quality of life of people with disabilities. The conference will bring together policy-makers, academics, member of the private sector and NGOs/DPOs to discuss and elaborate on proposals to more effectively channel policies and strategies to address the needs of people with disabilities in indigenous and in non-indigenous communities.

The 2017 SUDI Conference main theme will address inclusive and equitable strategies for disadvantaged indigenous populations. Indigenous peoples with disabilities tend to experience a number of barriers to achieve higher levels of quality of life and income. SUDI strongly believes that there is a tremendous opportunity for stakeholders to build an inclusive, equitable, society and economy that can lift disabled peoples out of poverty and into economic self-sufficiency.  As stated by Professor Stephen W. Hawking: “Disability need not to be an obstacle to success.”

Call for Papers through November 15, 2016.
Papers and abstracts will be published in the SUDI 2017 Proceedings. The Proceedings will be distributed to participants at the time of registration.

For further information on SUDI visit: https://conferences.mgt.unm.edu/sudi