Social Impact Leaders — Inclusion Has No borders: How to Make Emergency Response Inclusive


WHEN March 23, 2021
6-7:30 PM WHERE Online via Zoom WHO NYUAD Community Outreach Open to the Public

NYU Abu Dhabi Community Outreach is pleased to host a discussion on promoting greater inclusion of People of Determination in humanitarian contexts. The discussion will be led by Patrice Vastel of  Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Fatma Al Jassim. Patrice Vastel is the coordinator for the international project on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in MSF and Fatma Al Jassim is the UAE youth delegate to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the United Nations (UN) and a staunch advocate of people of determination. 

During this panel discussion, Fatma Al Jassim and Patrice Vastel will vision a future where people with disabilities are an essential part of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Fatma Al Jassim will share her expertise on how technology can help make emergency response more inclusive, and what we can do on an individual, organizational, and governmental level to become inclusive during crisis times. Patrice Vastel will share how people with disabilities are included in MSF’s work and how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the nature of the work. He will also share his secrets on being a change-maker inside an international organization and nudging it towards a more accessible future.

6-7:30pm GST

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About MSF

Today Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is one of the world's leading independent organizations for medical humanitarian aid, giving quality medical care to people caught in crisis regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation. Every day, more than 30,000 MSF field staff across 74 countries provide assistance to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from healthcare or natural disasters.

Formed in 1971 by a group of doctors and journalists who aimed to establish an independent organization focused on emergency medical care and speaking out about the causes of human suffering, MSF's work is based on the humanitarian principles of medical ethics and remains committed to bearing witness.

  • Patrice Vastel, Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
  • Fatma Al Jassim, Youth Delegate to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, United Nations (UN)
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Community Outreach

In Collaboration with

Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)


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