24th Conference of Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities
December 2- 6, 2019
Theme: Equity, Equality & Inclusion of People with Intellectual Disability
National Association on Intellectual Disabilities-Nepal
Message from The President, AFID
Dr. Sachida Nanda Shrivastava
This is a matter of great honor for me to announce that Nepal, with the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest and Lumbini, the birth place of lord Buddha, is organizing the 24 th conference of the Asian Federation on Intellectual Disability in the capital city Kathmandu, from December 2-6, 2019, with the theme “Equity, Equality and Inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities”. Disability is a global phenomenon. As one of the member countries of AFID, Nepal believes in joint efforts of all nations to work together for the redressal and reduction of the suffering of disabled persons with special stress on intellectually disabled persons who are marginalized because of their low intellectual capability.
The AFID conference will provide all of us an opportunity to discuss, deliberate on the various problems and challenges that the intellectually disabled person faces in various spheres and stages in life. This will also provide an opportunity to know from various experts engaged in this field, about recent developmental activities, research, legislative arrangement adopted in different countries.
We are very eagerly waiting to welcome maximum participants to contribute to the success of the conference and we assure them providing all possible facilities for their pleasant stay in Nepal, one of the most scenic countries in the world.