1. Commonwealth Pacific Island Countries

    August 8, 2014 by Atiha Gupta

    In September 2011 Richard Rieser (CEO of World of Inclusion or WOI) was asked by the UK Disabled People’s Council (UKDPC) and funded by the Commonwealth Foundation to organise disability equality training around the implementation and ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) for the 8 Pacific Commonwealth island countries consisting of Kiribati, Nauru, Papa New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.


    Situational analysis (see document 1) was carried out by Richard on the implementation of disability rights with the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF). The Forum then organised a workshop at which three representatives from each island were present (they consisted of a man, a woman and a youth activist). They were joined by two trainers from both the PDF (from Fiji) and WOI. The training lasted for six days.


    The flavour of the training is given in the ten minute film available below:




    A full training package was developed and delivered over a 6 day period (see document 2) on Human Rights and Implementing the UNCRPD. This was backed up with a Power Point presentation.


    A final report gives an assessment of the impact of training on these island nations as well as follow-up (see document 3).


    The outcomes of the project were presented and reflected upon both at the Commonwealth Headquarters in London in May 2012 as well as at a fringe meeting at the Conference of State Parties in September 2012 in New York.


    Document 1: Situational Analysis Pacific Islands

    Document 2: Capacity building for Pacific Islands

    Document 3: Final Report Pacific Islands

  2. Global Organisations and Inclusive Education

    July 29, 2014 by Atiha Gupta

    The Scholarship of Inclusive Education Podcast

    Richard Rieser has been working with global organisations to further Inclusive Education for all the world’s children. Richard’s interview can be found in the episode eleven podcast in the link below:


  3. World Bank 2014

    July 2, 2014 by Atiha Gupta


    Richard Rieser was asked by the World Bank to talk on the subject: What will it take to get all children with disabilities enrolled in school? He presented his talk to several World Bank employees on the 26 June 2014 in London.

    The powerpoint that he produced for the occasion can be downloaded here: World Bank powerpoint

    and a recording of the talk here: World Bank 26th June audio recording

  4. National University of Ireland Galway speech

    May 7, 2014 by Atiha Gupta


    Richard was asked to speak at the National University of Ireland Galway in February 2014 on preparing teachers to include children with disabilities. In his speech he explored what has worked well across the globe.

    See his presentation below:

    Preparing teachers to include children with disabilities Internationally what works well 2

  5. South Sudan Inception Report

    January 9, 2014 by Atiha Gupta

    Project to develop inclusion and SNE plan in South Sudan

    World of Inclusion has been commissioned by Light of the World as lead consultants to develop an Inclusion Special Needs Education policy framework for South Sudan. Due to the political situation, the initial consultation took place in Nairobi from the 13 to 17 January 2014.

    Final Policy Position Paper for South Sudan

    Pathway to Inclusion Report

    Report on data gathering and analysis of South Sudan’s schools


    The Report on the Technical Committee meeting in Nairobi 

    Terms of Reference, Special Needs Education and Inclusive Education Policy

    Why Inclusive Education? Pamphlet


  6. World of Inclusion in Bhutan

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    A contribution as key note speaker at the UNICEF/Bhutan Government Regional Conference on including children with disabilities in education, December 2013.

    For the PDF version of Richard’s presentation, click below:

    Preparing teachers to include children with disabilities Internationally what works well

    After the visit, Richard was asked by the United Nations to write an article summing up the speech he had given in Bhutan. It can be found below:

    UN Article

  7. State of the World's Children

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    State of the World's Children

    Lead consultant on the UNICEF/AusAID Rights, Education and Protection (REAP) Project-Educating Teachers for Children with Disabilities: Mapping, Scoping and Best Practice Exercise in the context of developing inclusive education (2012-2013).

  8. UNICEF project educating teachers for children with disabilities

    January 8, 2014 by Atiha Gupta

    UNICEF project educating teachers for children with disabilities

    In 2012 Richard led a team comprising a number of consultants from EENET. One of the tasks was to carry out a snapshot survey of teachers and others in the field as to how prepared they were in their training and practice to include children with disabilities. This report gives the result of that survey.

    UNICEF Report Educating Teachers for Children with Disabilities

    UNICEF survey report graph

    Annex iv REAP Literature Review Version January 2013

    Annex v UNICEF REAP Global Inclusive Teaching Survey Analysis

    Annex of survey report for UNICEF project educating teachers for children with disabilities 2012

    Annex vii a Exemplars of Good Practice Training Teachers for the Inclusion of Children with Disabilities

    Annex viii Article 24 implementation checklist

  9. Conference Johannesburg – July 2013

    July 1, 2013 by admin

    Cover image for Dismantling Exclusion to enable Inclusion – Johannesburg 2013

    2nd to 4th July 2013 – Southern Africa Ministerial Conference on Inclusive Education

    Richard was a keynote presenter at the joint SAALED Ministerial and Teacher Development Conference and facilitator at the Ministerial Conference developing a plan for implementing Inclusive Education across the SADC area. He also contributed to the OSISA Regional Education Ministers Seminar.

  10. Belgrade, Serbia 2009

    May 14, 2009 by Atiha Gupta

    In 2009, Richard was asked to lead a three day training course for thirty parents of disabled children in Belgrade, Serbia. The aim of the project was to empower parents on the rights of their children to access mainstream education and society.

    See the materials prepared by Richard below:

    Final programme and work book – Serbia

    Programme – Serbia

    Course for Parents – Serbia