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Explore the Path to a More Accessible World - QF’s Education City Speaker Series


3 October, 2022


Qatar National Library




4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


A leading international expert on disability rights will air his views on how societies can – and must – place accessibility at their core when the latest edition of Qatar Foundation’s Education City Speaker Series takes place next week.

Date: October 3rd, 2022

Time: 4pm - 5pm

Location: Qatar National Library

Free to attend

What to expect

The platform for dialogue will welcome Dr. Victor Pineda, President and Founder of the Pineda Foundation and World Enabled, for a discussion titled Recognizing a Right: Why We Need to Build an Accessible World – organized in collaboration with Qatar Foundation’s global healthcare initiative, the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) - to explore the challenges that people with disabilities continue to face, and how they can be overcome.

Dr. Pineda, who is also a social development scholar, social entrepreneur, and philanthropist, focuses his work on inclusive and accessible smart cities, and his talk at Qatar National Library in Education City on Monday, 3 October, will see him speak about the importance of achieving disability justice – and why shaping a truly accessible world is everyone’s responsibility. It takes place during Doha Healthcare Week, the precursor to the WISH 2022 global health summit which will be held from 4-6 October.

The Victor Pineda Foundation supports global non-profit organizations and campaigns that promote the rights of people with disabilities, with Dr. Pineda’s research and humanitarian efforts aimed at advancing urban resilience, inclusion, and sustainability. His talk at Qatar Foundation (QF) comes as Qatar prepares to host the most accessible FIFA World Cup in history.

With its guests being thought leaders from Qatar, the region, and around the world, the Education City Speaker Series reflects QF’s commitment to providing opportunities for dialogue and discourse on topics that matter nationally, regionally, and globally. It allows audiences to engage with experts with the aim of sparking conversations and broadening perceptions.

Topics which the Education City Speaker Series has tackled since its establishment have ranged from the future of education globally and in Qatar, youth empowerment, innovation and entrepreneurship, and sustainability to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, mental health, and the occupation of Palestine.

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