26 August 2020
‘Jobs, Skills for PwDs with Focus on ICT-Based Solutions’ Project Phase II Advisory Committee Second Session to Hold


Within the framework of the “Jobs and Skills for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) with a Focus on ICT-based Solutions” project, phase II, the second session of the project advisory committee is held on August 26.

The project is carried out as part of the agreement on the ICT for Comprehensive Community Development (ICT4CCD) project of the Central Department for Community Development at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), implemented in collaboration with the United Nations (UN) Development Program (UNDP) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), and funded by the UN Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD).

The second session of the project advisory committee, which includes representatives of partner agencies and involved institutions, discusses the vision of synergizing efforts to create the national network of rehabilitation services for PwDs.

The network is to be established within the project to link the services provided to PwDs, to ease their access to these services in a more accessible, high-quality and efficient manner, thus supporting the largest number of beneficiaries on a wider scale, nationwide.

In addition, the session will discuss the challenges facing PwDs with the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), how to capitalize on ICT to overcome these challenges, facilitate PwDs access to training and job opportunities and support their inclusion in the labor market at large.

The first session was held in February 2020. Outcomes of the session included a number of recommendations on the implementation of the project activities, on top of which was how to put the work system into effect, among the involved parties, including the government, the civil society and the private sector, to work on creating the national network of rehabilitation services for PwDs.

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