7-8 JUNE 2017 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Informing more inclusive labour markets: Lessons learned and future opportunities

Informing more inclusive labour markets: Lessons learned and future opportunities

Leaving no one behind: The added value of persons with disabilities for the labour market

Informing more inclusive labour markets: lessons learned and future opportunities

project
S2
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:15
In developing countries, persons with disabilities (PWD) are at greater risk of poverty because they are more likely to be part of the informal economy, or when employed, have fewer career prospects and bear the extra costs of disability. This session will showcase how Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) and Accenture developed an innovative partnership, supporting over 26,000 PWD in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa and Sri Lanka into employment. Yet, the livelihoods aspirations of many other young PWD go unmet, as Children in Crisis and its partner in Sierra Leone will highlight, driving a debate led by the University of Chester’s Business Research Institute on how to attract more investment, which translates globally into jobs and inclusion for PWD.

Organised by

    Marion Steff
    SDGs Coordinator
    European Disability Forum
    Lucy Hayter
    Global Head of Programmes
    Leonard Cheshire Disability
    Olga Sehnalova
    Member
    European Parliament
    Gail Stewardson
    Programme Funding Development Manager
    Children in Crisis
Photo gallery

Password for download : EDD2017