International Conference on Access to Livelihoods for persons with disabilities in New Delhi
11 February 2014
On Thursday 13 February, Leonard Cheshire Disability will host a conference in New Delhi as part of the globally-recognised Access to Livelihoods programme supported by Accenture and the Accenture Foundations.
The Access to Livelihoods programme supports people with disabilities into employment in 13 locations across India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Philippines. The project has delivered training for over 10,700 people with disabilities and 6,500 of these individuals have secured sustainable work.
In 2012, the model was selected by expects from Zero Project as an outstanding example of ‘Innovative Practice’.
The conference will bring together stakeholders from all the project locations to share their achievements, learning and best practices in providing inclusive economic opportunities for persons with disabilities.
Keynote speakers will include
- Stuti Kacker, secretary of the Department of Disability Affairs, Government of India
- Tiziana Oliva, international director at Leonard Cheshire Disability
- Dhanya Rajeswaran, vice president of human resources at Accenture
People with disabilities who have benefited from the project and companies who have employed people through the programme will also speak at the event.