Emmanuel Jacq presents on U.N. guidelines for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action

  • Title: Emmanuel Jacq presents on U.N. guidelines for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action
  • Posted by: Audrey Cooper
  • Featured: December 2-24, 2019
  • Byline:Emmanuel Jacq
  • Description

    Emmanuel Jacq, a well-known French deaf advocate and diplomat, presented at Gallaudet last month on the new United Nations guidelines for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action. Jacq has had a number of associations with Gallaudet over the past decade, beginning with engaging faculty and staff in establishing the International Deaf Emergency organization, and leading work in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. He then conducted follow-up projects with the Department of Social Work related to Haiti. He is the first international Deaf leader to address Deaf leadership in humanitarian contexts, and the only Deaf member of the U.N.'s Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). More recently, he offered support for Gallaudet's International Development master's degree program on interdisciplinary courses in disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness. Dr. Audrey Cooper, director of the IDMA program, invited him to present on campus. 

Posted by Audrey Cooper | Posted November 18, 2019 at 9:07 AM

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