Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program- Call for Applicants


The World Bank’s Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program awards up to $25,000 to travel abroad and conduct PhD research under the supervision of of a host researvh advisor. Advisors are stationed at university or research institutions located in World Bank member countries. Fellowships will last for a six to ten month period between September and … Continue reading Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program- Call for Applicants

Lead From Where You Are: Victoria Lihiru on Inclusion for Women with Disabilities in Tanzania


HerAbility Foundation meeting with female students with disabilities at the University of Dar es Salaam. Since returning to Tanzania in June 2018, I have been working to implement my follow-on project on Empowering and Linking Girls with Disabilities with Internship and Employment Opportunities. To do this, I created an initiative called the HerAbility Foundation and … Continue reading Lead From Where You Are: Victoria Lihiru on Inclusion for Women with Disabilities in Tanzania

‘THE ACCESSIBILITY ADVANTAGE: Why Businesses Should Care About Inclusive Design’


Global Inclusion & Diversity Enablement Programs recently released their second leadership thought piece on accessibility. Titled ‘The Accessibility Advantage: Why Businesses Should Care About Inclusive Design’, this paper succeeds the first thought piece, ‘Amplify You: How Technology Can Help Bridge the Digital Divide.’ The aim of this report is to help ‘move the digital accessibility … Continue reading ‘THE ACCESSIBILITY ADVANTAGE: Why Businesses Should Care About Inclusive Design’

LSE Report on Improving Employment of PWD


Liz Sayce is a JRF Practitioner Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics (LSE). She is also a three time attendee of Harkin Summit, an initiative chaired by AUCD and in support of international inclusive employment measures. Having served as Chief Executive of Disability Rights UK from 2007-2017, employment of … Continue reading LSE Report on Improving Employment of PWD

Report proves correlation between inclusive and successful business models


The entire PFP-IDE team is thrilled to share a groundbreaking report from Accenture, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities: “Getting To Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage.” This report confirms how disability inclusion can raise your bottom line. In fact, companies that invest in disability inclusion outperform their peers. Please … Continue reading Report proves correlation between inclusive and successful business models

The Role of Mentoring in Empowering PWD


We are now halfway through October and National Disability Employment Awareness Month. At this point of reflection, it is important to consider the many different facets that contribute to the empowerment of people with disabilities.┬áMarielle Kriesel is the Chair of the Santa Monica Disabilities Commission and author of recent article ‘Mentoring: A Strategy to Empower … Continue reading The Role of Mentoring in Empowering PWD