Inclusion Works is a programme designed to improve access to waged employment in the private sector for women and men with disabilities. The programme is being implemented in Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and Bangladesh (Dhaka, Chattogram, Khulna, Gazipur, Narsingdi). It is funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and managed by a consortium led by Sightsavers Bangladesh Country Office (Sightsavers) and ADD International Bangladesh (ADD).
Inclusion Works represents one of the world’s most comprehensive attempts to date to redress the underrepresentation of people with disabilities in formal employment in developing countries. It will pilot new approaches that will create job opportunities for over 2,000 people with disabilities. Inclusion Works aims to work in partnership with over 100 employers to test new practices that are compliant with UN disability rights protocols.
Under this Inclusion works Programme, BBDN manages the employer engagement aspect, which includes relationship management of employers, on-boarding employers to the Programme and supporting employers with application of a self or guided assessment, application of the standard Inclusion Works employer disability confidence tools and approaches, arranging employers and job seekers exchange, facilitating“ First-shot” internships and job placements for job seekers with disabilities and arranging 5 job fairs in Dhaka, Khulna & Chittagong.