The Global Disability Summit 2022 is held online this year.

Side events are great to learn more about diverse work carried out in the global disability field, ranging from non governmental organisations, researchers, forums and charities. More information about the side event can be found from their website –

IFAPA hosted an event in line with the themes of the Global Disability Summit on the 17th February 2022.

Time: 7.00 PM CET
Title: Adapted Physical Education post-COVID from a Global Perspective
Organised by: International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity

The International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA) is pleased to host a side event focusing on global challenges and opportunities related to adapted physical education and the COVID pandemic. Speakers from every region of the globe will reflect on their practical and research experiences to provide effective adapted physical education experiences with recommendations for future programs. This session will address APE from a multi-disability perspective.

The two hour session was moderated by IFAPA President Professor David Legg.

Presentations included:

  • Omar Hindawi – President MEFAPA
  • Kwok Ng – Vice President IFAPA & Vice President EUFAPA
  • Peter Bukhala – African representative to the IFAPA board
  • Aysegul Aksoy – NESAPA Chair
  • Claire Boursier – Lead development officer at Mooven & Former President IFAPA
  • Anne-Mette Bredahl – IFAPA Disability Liaison Officer
  • Ciro Winckler – Brazil
  • Homa Refiei Milajerdi – Canada

It was free to attend and held online through zoom meetings.

Side Event GDS22