Shaping a Better Employment Landscape for People with Disabilities in Asia-Pacific
The second webinar in the series 'Digital Technologies and Quality Jobs – Lessons Learnt and New Horizons' focused on the topic of disabilities and labor market inclusion. The virtual event, “Shaping a Better Employment Landscape for People with Disabilities in Asia-Pacific” was hosted in partnership with Microsoft and Virtualahan.
It featured Microsoft’s APAC Enabler Program and present the perspectives of different stakeholder groups engaged in the Program.
Alongside the three convening partners, Cognizant shared insights as a leading disability-inclusive employer in the region. SG Enable highlighted lessons as a non-profit government-established agency enhancing employability and employment options for persons with disabilities.
- Shared 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
- Explored the role of digital technologies in improving the inclusion of persons with disabilities in quality jobs
- Identified drivers and constraints to upscale regional collaboration and impact.
|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||
Innovators in accessibility: Making our world more inclusive
This presentation gives an overview on the role of technology in enabling all people, including persons with disabilities, to achieve their full potential...
|11 Aug 2021||Presentation 1||
Enabling Workplace Disability Inclusion
This presentation gives an overview on the process of enabling workplace to commit in disability inclusion.
|11 Aug 2021||Presentation 2||
Cognizant X MS Enabler
This presentation gives an overview on creating a culture of inclusion for underrepresented groups in tech and building their skills for strategic markets...
|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 Humanitarianism 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|