Program for the WNUSP General Assembly and Conference Print

Making our Rights a Reality
Human Rights in the Age of the CRPD
WNUSP General Assembly and Conference
16 - 20 March 2009, Kampala, Uganda

Venue:
Pope Paul VI Memorial Hotel - Ndeeba
Block 16, Plot 7867
Cardinal Nsubuga Road - Rubaga, Kampala, Uganda

PROGRAM

Pre-conference evening March 15 2009

Informal gathering: in which to introduce ourselves and to share questions and concerns about the General Assembly and Conference.

Day 1 , Monday 16 March 2009

TIMEFRAME

SPEAKER

EVENT/ACTIVITY

08:00 - 09:00  

 

Registration

09:00 – 09:20

Daniel Iga

Moosa Salie

Patricia Athieno 

Opening ceremony

Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

09:20 – 09:30

 

OUTLINE OF DAY’S EVENTS

 

TIMEFRAME

SPEAKER

EVENT/ACTIVITY

 

09:30 - 10:00

 

 

 

10:00 - 10:10

 

10:10 - 10:30

 

Tina Minkowitz

Iris Hoelling

Moosa Salie

 

To be confirmed

 

WNUSP General Assembly Part One

Report from the board by Co-Chairs

 

 

 

Financial Report

 

PLENARY

10:30 -11:00

 

TEA

 

11:00 - 12:15  

 

 

 

 

 

12:15 - 12:45

 

to be confirmed

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Reports from regions

1. Europe and Russia

2. Africa and the Middle East

3. North America

4. Latin America

5. Asia and Pacific

 

PLENARY

13:00 - 14:00

 

LUNCH

 

 

 

14:00 - 14:20

 

14:20 - 14:35

 

14:35 - 14:50

 

14:50 - 15:00

 

 

15:00 - 15:30

 

 

 

Tina Minkowitz

 

Gabor Gombos

 

Amita Dhanda

 

Edah Maina

Keynotes on Convention

Introduction and overview of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

1. Significance of the CRPD for Users and

    Survivors of Psychiatry

2. The Right to Participation and a Bottom 

    up Approach

3. How the CRPD Can Strengthen Human

    Rights Jurisprudence

4. Reflections by a member of the CRPD

    Monitoring Committee

 

PLENARY

15:30 - 16:00

 

TEA

 

 

16:00 - 17:30

 

 

Amita Dhanda

& Gabor Gombos

Tina Minkowitz

& Hege Orefellen

Tristano Ajmone,

Dan Hazen & To be confirmed

Workshops on the Convention

Key issues from a user/survivor perspective

1. Supported decision-making

 

2. Ending psychiatric torture

 

3. Penal system issues

 

18:00 - 19:00

 

DINNER

19:30 -

 

Evening Meeting with MHU, Users/survivors from Uganda

 

Day 2 March 17 2009

 

TIMEFRAME

SPEAKER

EVENT/ACTIVITY

08:50 - 09:00  

 

OUTLINE OF DAY’S EVENTS

 

09:00 - 09:20

 

09:20 - 09:40

 

 

 

09:40 - 10:30

 

Moosa Salie

 

Dan Taylor

Keynotes on PANUSP

1. Situation of the user/survivor movement in

    Africa

2. MindFreedom Ghana an example of an

    emerging national user/survivor 

    organisation in Africa

 

PLENARY

10:30 - 11:00

 

TEA

 

11:00 - 11:20

 

11:20 -11:40

 

 

11:40 - 12:30

 

John McCarthy

& to be confirmed

Daniel Iga

& Julius Kayiira

 

Keynotes Self Determination, Peer Support

1. The full Shilling an example of a home-

    grown peer support in practice

2. Mental Health Uganda, experiences with

    self help groups

 

PLENARY

12:30 - 13:30

 

LUNCH

13:30 - 15:30

 

WNUSP regional meetings

Defining needs and important user/survivor issues in the regions

Discussion proposals for regional organisations

15:30 - 16:00

 

TEA

 

 

16:00 - 17:30

 

 

Amita Dhanda

& Gabor Gombos

Tina Minkowitz

& Edah Maina

Moosa Salie

& Jeff Makana

Workshops on Convention

Strategies for implementation and monitoring

1. Law Reform

 

2. Interacting with CRPD Committee

 

3. Implementation: focusing on the South

 

18:00 - 19:00

 

DINNER

19:30 -

 

Evening with open exchange, cultural activities

 

Day 3 March 18 2009

 

TIMEFRAME

SPEAKER

EVENT/ACTIVITY

08:50 - 09:00  

 

OUTLINE OF DAY’S EVENTS

 

 

09:00 - 09:20

 

09:20 - 09:40

 

 

09:40 - 10:30

 

 

To be confirmed

 

To be confirmed

 

 

Keynotes on Alternatives, user/survivor controlled services

1. Berlin Runaway House

 

2. Traditional community based alternatives

    to mainstream approaches in India

 

PLENARY

10:30 - 11:00

 

TEA

 

11:00 - 11:20

 

11:20 - 11:40

 

 

11:40 - 12:30

 

To be confirmed

 

Anne-Marie Robb

Keynotes on User/Suvivor  led Research

1. User/Survivor led research

 

2. Research on the experiences of women

    with bipolar diagnoses

 

PLENARY

13:00 - 14:00

 

LUNCH

 

14:00 - 15:30

 

To be confirmed

 

Sam Badege

& To be confirmed

Karl Bach Jensen

 

Workshops

1. Good Practices; Alternatives to medical

    model, traditional healing places

2. First Person Stories

 

3. How to create user/survivor

    organisations

15:30 - 16:00

 

TEA

 

16:00 - 17:30

 

Breakout discussion groups on Convention

1. How can we use the CRPD at home? 

2. How does the CRPD fit into the work of

    WNUSP and regional organizations?

3.  Recommendations for WNUSP Action

     Plan and any follow-up activities

18:00 - 19:00

 

DINNER

19:30 -

 

Evening Party


Day 4 March 19 2009

TIMEFRAME

SPEAKER

EVENT/ACTIVITY

08:50 - 09:00  

 

OUTLINE OF DAY’S EVENTS

 

09:00 - 10:30

 

Breakout discussion groups

Topics:

1. Right to live in the community

2. Employment and other discrimination

3. CRPD as a challenge to mental health

    laws using the WNUSP CRPD Workbook

4. Strategy of Lobbying work, policies,

    guidelines of whom to work with

5. Position Paper on ECT and Drugs

6. Conference Resolution drafting group

10:30 - 11:00

 

TEA

 

 

 

WNUSP general Assembly Part 2

1. Election of the board

2. Decision about Secretariat

3. Resolutions

4. Decisions

5. Action Plan

13:00 - 14:00

 

LUNCH

14:00 - 15:30

 

Unfinished Matters

Closing Ceremony

15:30 - 16:00

 

TEA

 

 

Free Time

18:00 - 19:00

 

DINNER

 

Day 5 March 20 2009

Field Trips - Visiting projects in Uganda - Details to be announced

AFTERNOON - DEPARTURE

 

 

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