Summary

The 2018 Wheelchair Stakeholders’ Meeting brought together various stakeholder groups, including past and present USAID implementing partners, academia and other sector technical specialists, to reflect on past achievements and challenges, discuss current initiatives, and strategize for a future with greater access to appropriate wheelchairs.

From January 15 to 18, 2018, the Wheelchair Stakeholders’ Meeting was held in Bangalore, India. The four-day event convened 56 participants and several representatives from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to evaluate wheelchair sector priorities.

World Learning coordinated and implemented the meeting through the USAID-funded Special Programs to Address the Needs of Survivors (SPANS) Grant Solicitation and Management (GSM) project and the meeting was hosted by Mobility India. The meeting was planned through a collaborative committee including World Learning, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP), World Health Organization (WHO), and USAID.