• Participant

Thank you Phonsavanh for your valuable suggestions and they complement the statements made by Sichanh and Vanhsana . Disability policies and strategies have to be clear and should effectively address the needs and concerns of persons with disabilities. It is of critical importance to engage with OPDs and they should lead the process of inclusion along with the national governments.  I would like to quote a good practice from Laos where the OPDs along with the government organized the Annual Disability Policy Dialogue 2022 for inclusion of disability in the 5 year national socio-economic development plan.