February 18, 2014
On February 6, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in University of Sussex organized a seminar in Brighton, UK. JICA-RI Research Fellow Kamal Lamichhane made a presentation as a guest speaker. The seminar, targeted for the researchers and students of IDS is held regularly by inviting both domestic and international experts.
Discussing policies toward increasing labor market opportunities for individuals with disabilities, Lamichhane emphasized the need of providing educational opportunities beyond primary level. Highlighting the importance of greater educational investment, he also presented other strategies such as scholarship provisions, conditional cash transfers, and building more schools that can accommodate students with disabilities.
At the end of the presentation, Lamichhane stressed, “Providing quality education and removing disabling barriers for labor market participation are key to the economic empowerment of people with disabilities.”
Participants expressed their surprise on the high rate of returns to the investment in education for persons with disabilities.
|Day||February 06, 2014(Thu)|