Armed from the armchair: or how to channelize your whining and get involved in policy and legislation

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by Amba on Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Session type

Technical level


For people interested in using their knowledge and experience to make a difference, I'd like to share experiences and start some momentum towards active participation in decision making and policy through this Question and Answer Session.


I'm sharing experiences of two years working in policy, the experiment that is the Inclusive Planet Centre for Disability Law and Policy, the challenges of the private/NGO Sector working with law makers, why we need more people getting involved in looking at policy, and similar tales.

On a personal note, this is a dedication to the late Rahul Cherian, who started this all, and to share his story and his approach and why I think we need more of it!


An open mind and lots of questions!

Speaker bio

Amba Salelkar graduated from the National Law School of India University in 2006. She practiced criminal law for six years in Mumbai before joining the Inclusive Planet Centre for Disability Law and Policy in Chennai, started by the late Rahul Cherian. Over the last two years she has used social media tools to crowdsource responses to policy and legislation, on behalf of persons with disabilities. She writes on law and associated things for various media outlets like the DNA and the Indian Express. She tweets at @MumbaiCentral


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