Previous Events

Disability and education

Event: Global Disability Summit 2018

July 24th, 2018

On 24th July 2018, DFID, alongside the Government of Kenya and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) hosts the first Global Disability Summit in London. With Government Ministers, high level Private Sector and UN Officials, as well as a range of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) and disability rights activists in attendance, it is hoped the Summit will raise global attention on disability inclusion and mobilise new global and national commitments, ensuring the rights, freedoms, dignity and inclusion for all persons with disabilities.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, UK 

Does Poverty Equal Shame? Campaign message and panel event postcard design

Panel Session at the 62nd UN Commission for the Status of Women: How can we improve the life choices for women in rural Africa?

March 20th, 2018

Women and girls are often expected to fulfil roles that limit their ability to make strategic and empowering life choices, this is particularly true in rural settings. A panel of researchers and NGOs will propose policies ideas based on research and evidence on the shame of poverty, social mobility, economic empowerment and educational aspiration.

United Nations Headquarters in New York
Venue: Salvation Army
Room: Downstairs

Event: Bridging the Gap - Insights from Africa: new perspectives on disability and development

March 12th, 2018 to March 13th, 2018

The Impact Initiative is delighted to be supporting a two-day event, hosted by Leonard Cheshire Disability and partners, which will showcase findings from the three year ESRC-DFID funded research project ‘Bridging the Gap: Examining Disability and Development in Four African Countries’. The event takes place on 12-13 March and will be an opportunity to explore key findings from research in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia.

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London 

RLO Day 2

Event: ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research (RLO) Programme annual grant holders workshop 1st-2nd February 2018

February 1st, 2018 to February 2nd, 2018

A two-day workshop hosted by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), the Department for International Development and the Impact Initiative for Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research (RLO) provided the opportunity for researchers to meet, build networks, explore opportunities for collaboration and share approaches and obstacles when considering pathways to impact and research dissemination.

Event: Putting children first: identifying solutions and taking action to tackle poverty and inequality in Africa

October 23rd, 2017 to October 25th, 2017

This three-day international conference engaged policy makers, practitioners and researchers in identifying solutions for fighting child poverty and inequality in Africa, and in inspiring action towards change. The conference offers a platform for bridging divides across sectors, disciplines and policy, practice and research.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Event: Precarious Prospects: Oil in Northern Kenya

October 19th, 2017

Please join us for an exhibition of photographs on oil and development in Kenya’s remote Turkana County.

Clerkenwell Gallery, London 

Event: How to package, present and deliver your research to the media

September 6th, 2017

Impact Initiative workshop at UKFIET Education and International Development Conference 2017

Oxford, UK

Villagers attend a community health session in Mozambique.

Event: Unpicking power and politics for transformative change: Towards accountability for health equity

July 19th, 2017 to July 21st, 2017

‘Unpicking Power and Politics for Transformative Change’ will critically examine the practices and politics shaping accountability in health systems from the local to the global levels.

Institute of Development Studies, UK.

Event: How do we manage the delicate balance between ‘technical’ and ‘social’ in translating evidence to action?

June 29th, 2017

Event: How do we manage the delicate balance between ‘technical’ and ‘social’ in translating evidence to action?

Online webinar

Photograph of a teacher with her students

Event: Inclusive learning and teaching: Lessons from the last two decades

June 28th, 2017

For the first time, global goals focus on raising learning in ways that ensures no one is left behind. This focus recognises the central role of teachers in achieving education goals. The event will bring together researchers, policymakers and practitioners concerned with supporting teachers in raising learning outcomes for children from diverse backgrounds within their classrooms. Particular attention will be given to raising learning outcomes for children from poor households, girls, and children with disabilities.

Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre, University of Cambridge; in association with BAICE