The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Lecture - Disabled Street Beggars: Findings from Addis Ababa
Professor Nora Groce
Tuesday 16th December 2014
5-7pm in Room G37/38, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health UCL, Gower Street Campus, 1-19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HB - The seminars are free but places need to be booked in advance. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.
Beggars with disabilities are among the poorest and most disadvantaged in society. Yet they are virtually invisible in the policy agenda of countries around the world, and are often overlooked in programme and advocacy efforts to improve opportunities for people with disabilities in general. This seminar will present results from an exploratory study of beggars with disabilities in Ethiopia, based on fieldwork undertaken by Professor Groce in Addis Abba.
The results of this study were published by the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre in collaboration with the International Labour Organization as ILO Employment Sector Working Paper No. 142 in 2013.
This lecture is part of a series of lectures organised by the UCL Global Disability Research Group, a group that focuses on disability research in the areas of global health and international development.