Nov 25th, 2020
15% of the global population experience some form of disability. And 80% of people with disabilities live in developing countries. Differently-abled people are more likely to face socio-economic hardships. And yet their varied experiences and skills are an asset. Research shows that diversity in an organization leads to innovation and increased revenues. So how can this be better reflected in the workforce, to make trade more inclusive, on a global scale?
To learn about inclusion of differently-abled people, we hear from Robin F. Baker, Executive Director and Co-Founder of GoTherapy, a nonprofit organization working to improve access and quality of occupational, physical and speech therapy services for persons living with disabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Is inclusive trade actually inclusive?