Mainstreaming Disability in Disaster Risk Reduction – Changing Mindsets Through Knowledge

16 April 7:30am - 7:30am
Grand Hall, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

Ruth Dyson, MP for Port Hills – Labour Party, invites you to a cross parliamentary event to hear Jan Monsbakken - President Rehabilitation International on:


“Mainstreaming Disability in Disaster Risk Reduction – Changing Mindsets Through Knowledge”


7.30am on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Grand Hall, Parliament Buildings, Molesworth St, Wellington

A light breakfast will be served.

In association with ComVoices

An independent network of community and voluntary organisations.



To accept this invitation please email: by 5.00pm Wednesday 9 April 2014.

Cost: $25 per person

In your response please include:

  • Your first and last name
  • Organisation
  • A phone number
  • Any special dietary requirements

You will be invoiced within a week of your RSVP. You must RSVP to be admitted to Parliament.

Cancellations will be accepted until 5pm, Friday 11 April 2014.

Late cancellations will be charged for, because of venue and pre-booked catering requirements.


About Jan Monsbakken

Jan Monsbakken, the President of Rehabilitation International (RI) is in New Zealand In April 2014 to participate in two one day seminars being hosted by the Disabled Persons Assembly.

Jan is a Norwegian Citizen with a long and distinguished career of service to the International disability community.

He became President of Rehabilitation International in 2012. Before that he served on a range of organisations including service as a Board Member of the European Disability Forum from 1998 to 2005, Treasurer of the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations from 1997 to 2007, and Deputy Vice President and President Elect of Rehabilitation Global before becoming President. He has also been actively involved in many international research projects in Disability and Psoriasis.