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Home Media Events Conference on ‘Working together to promote diversity and inclusion focusing on People with Disabilities (PWDs)’ will be held on 27th November 2015 at Sri Lanka.

Conference on ‘Working together to promote diversity and inclusion focusing on People with Disabilities (PWDs)’ will be held on 27th November 2015 at Sri Lanka.


Date: 01/11/2016

Venue: Sri Lanka Foundation, No: 100, Sri Lanka, Padanama Mawatha, Independence Square, Colombo 7.
The conference is organized by Leonard Cheshire Disability and Wester Seaton Cheshire Home, Negombo, Sri Lanka
The conference will be a dynamic and interactive event evolved from the experiences gained by Leonard Cheshire Disability and its partners across the globe and our valuable engagement with various stakeholders such as corporate sector/employers, government institutions and policy makers, training institutions, civil society organizations, disabled peoples’ organizations, media, financial institutions, etc.
The key speakers will be sharing their view point’s representing their domain in the areas of policy aspects, skill development and work place inclusion and experience sharing, barrier faced, etc. It will be followed by a panel discussion with the focus on promoting employability from various dimensions.
The presentations will also follow with discussion on.

  • Reflection on the status of livelihood opportunities for people with disabilities in Sri Lanka
  • The barriers encountered by people with disabilities in skill development, securing and sustaining wage employment, self-employment, accessing financial services and social protection
  • Good practices that can be replicated/ scaled up and also ensuring reasonable accommodation in the workplace
  • Recommendations and way forward
 
For futher information, please contact
 
Dr. Santhiyapillai K
Wester Seaton Cheshire Home
Mirigama Road, Deman, Handiya,
Negombo,
Srilanka
Mobile: +94 94765318168
Email: wschlrcmanager@gmail.co