CAPTION: Dr Jimmy Rogers; SPC Director General.
In delivering the closing remarks of the two days Pacific Regional Conference on Disability on the 11th of April 2013, Dr Jimmy Rogers; Director General of the South Pacific Community said that talks are under way to form a partnership with PDF. What this will transpire to is closer working relationships of not only policies at the regional level but also at program level.
He also reiterated the importance of having a collective voice and making sure that leaders are made aware of disability issues saying there is no greater disability then that of decision makers having limited knowledge of disability issues.
He also challenged the forum to tie in the outcome statements of the conference to the post 2015 agenda so this can be captured so all the issues raised during the conference can be captured as a collective voice of people in the pacific.
The conference concluded today with the PDF Business Meeting (General Forum) which was for PDF full and associate members only.