The Harkin International Disability Employment Summit

Creating Careers and Professions for People with Disabilities

The white paper is based on the results of a qualitative study of Handicap International's inclusive livelihoods programs in 10 developing countries. The paper's goal is to increase wage employment of people with disabilities by providing employers with the best practices showcasing successful wage employment facilitated by Handicap International and partner businesses, enterprises, and organizations.

Darren Walker is President of the Ford Foundation, the nation’s second largest philanthropy, and for two decades has been a leader in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. He led the philanthropy committee that helped bring a resolution to the city of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy and chairs the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance. 

Jim Yong Kim (@JimYongKim), M.D., Ph.D., is the 12th President of the World Bank Group. Soon after he assumed his position in July 2012, the organization established two goals to guide its work: to end extreme poverty by 2030; and to boost shared prosperity, focusing on the bottom 40% of the population in developing countries.

Panel of speakers addressing disability employment.

On 23-24 May, the Embassy of Afghanistan, the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) (a Harkin Summit plannning committee member), the U.S. Afghan Women's Council, and Georgetown University's Center for Child and Human Development partnered to hold a disability rights conference on at Georgetown University and at the USICD.  His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Hamdullah Mohib and his spouse, Mrs. Lael Mohib, welcomed participants. Mrs. Mohib attended the 2016 Harkin Summit.