Shaping a Better Employment Landscape for People with Disabilities in Asia-Pacific

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Shaping a Better Employment Landscape for People with Disabilities in Asia-Pacific

11 August 2021

4:00 pm, Manila Time

The second webinar in the series 'Digital Technologies and Quality Jobs – Lessons Learnt and New Horizons' will focus on the topic of disabilities and labor market inclusion. The virtual event, “Shaping a Better Employment Landscape for People with Disabilities in Asia-Pacific” will be hosted in partnership with Microsoft and Virtualahan.

It will feature Microsoft’s APAC Enabler Program and present the perspectives of different stakeholder groups engaged in the Program.

Alongside the three convening partners, Cognizant will share insights as a leading disability-inclusive employer in the region. SG Enable will highlight lessons as a non-profit government-established agency enhancing employability and employment options for persons with disabilities.

Objectives

The webinar aims to:

  • Share experiences and challenges of different stakeholder groups committed to increasing economic opportunity for persons with disabilities in the region – across the private sector, government, civil society, and academia
  • Explore the role of digital technologies in improving the inclusion of persons with disabilities in quality jobs 
  • Identify drivers and constraints to upscale regional collaboration and impact.
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
11 Aug 2021 Opening Welcome and Introductions Moderator – Ryan Gersava, Founder and President, Virtualahan
11 Aug 2021 Opening Opening Remarks Wendy Walker, Chief of Social Development Thematic Group, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
11 Aug 2021 Opening Keynote Address Pratima Amonkar, Chair for D&I and Accessibility, Microsoft APAC + Accessible technologies demo
11 Aug 2021 Presentation 1 Winnie Lewis, Head, Disability Inclusion, Employment & Employability, SG Enable
11 Aug 2021 Presentation 2 Pratibha Kurnool, APAC Lead & Strategic Partnerships Lead for Social Impact, Outreach, Cognizant
11 Aug 2021 Q&A Facilitator: Ryan Gersava, Founder and President, Virtualahan
11 Aug 2021 Q&A Kick-off Question: Dr. Maria Kett, Associate Professor in H​umanitarianism and Disability, UCL, and Co-Founder, Global Disability Innovation Hub
11 Aug 2021 Closing Closing Remarks Shanti Jagannathan, Principal Education Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

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