Inclusive employment models and technology, to achieve sustainable and resilient recovery for Youth with Disabilities from the COVID-19 pandemic
Wednesday, 14 July 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

Leonard Cheshire International

From accessing education to securing and retaining employment, youth have been amongst the hardest hit by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This side event will present Leonard Cheshire’s global work on inclusive employment pathways for youth with disabilities during the pandemic. The side event will discuss how to achieve sustainable and resilient recoveries for Youth with Disabilities post COVID-19, with examples from Thailand and Kenya.

Objectives of side event:
To discuss the challenges to equal access to employment faced by youth with disabilities. To share context specific findings and the Leonard Cheshire A2E project’s progress in Thailand, focussing on technology for inclusive employment. To consider the future potential of technology for inclusive employment in Thailand, and examine Thailand’s Voluntary National Review on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To reflect on different methodologies used by Leonard Cheshire in the digital and technology landscape for inclusive employment solutions for Youth, including examples from our digital employment platforms in Kenya within the Innovation to Inclusion (i2i) programme (including e-learning, virtual job fairs and the i2i Talent mobile app).

Suggested speakers/panellists:
  • Youth with Disabilities, Leonard Cheshire A2E and i2i employment pathways.
  • Kenya Government Representative, Director Special Education
  • Kenya National Council for Persons with Disabilities, Senior Disability Services Officer, Kenya.
  • Representative from Umbrella Thailand OPD: Disabilities Thailand
  • Thailand Government Representative, Department of Employment
  • Director of Innovation and UK Programme Delivery, Leonard Cheshire
  • Employment Specialist, ILO Technical specifications

  • United Nations