Presentation on theme: "1 PRESENTED BY DEBORAH WAN WORKABILITY ASIA DIRECTOR WORKABILITY INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR WORKABILITY ASIA (WASIA)"— Presentation transcript:
1 PRESENTED BY DEBORAH WAN WORKABILITY ASIA DIRECTOR WORKABILITY INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR WORKABILITY ASIA (WASIA)
2 Workability Asia (WAsia) is the network of disability organizations who provide work and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities in Asia.
3 Being a leading organization building cooperation among member organizations & international networks for developing potential of member organizations in generating jobs and promoting decent work for Persons with Disabilities in Asia Vision
4 Value Believe in potential, worth, rights and human dignity of Persons with Disabilities. Mutual support of one and another on an equal basis for creating employments, will lead to independent living with happiness
5 Mission To expand and strengthen member organizations in coverage of Asia To coordinate with International networks To exchange knowledge and mutual support of the member organizations and International networks mainly to develop personnel and give support for initiation of laws, policies, guidelines plans or good case- studies for generating jobs and promoting employments for Persons with Disabilities
6 History Service providers and disability organizations participated the international organization, Workability International (WI)and created Workability Asia as its regional group in 2004. In 2008, WI conference at Sapporo, Japan was the restarting point of Workability Asia and new board of directors were elected in Manila, Philippines in 2009 reviewing the structure, membership, finance and activities to make a network viable and sustainable.
7 In June 2014, 36 members of WAsia coming from 12 countries/regions - Bangladesh, Hong Kong (China), India, Japan, Macau (China), Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand. UNESCAP reported that in Asia and Pacific region, 650 million persons with disabilities. Most of them live in poverty and alleviation of poverty is through job and employment.
8 Workability Asia’s members make their best efforts to secure the right to work for persons with disabilities, to create opportunities of gainful employment in respective countries/areas.
9 Activities Holding annual conference and Annual General Meeting in one member organization as the host country. Past conferences are: 2006 Taipei, Taiwan hosted by Eden Social Welfare Foundation 2007 Seoul, Korea hosted by Eden Welfare Foundation & Mission Center
10 2008 Sapporo, Japan, hosted by Workability Japan in conjunction with WI Annual Conference 2009 Manila, Philippines, hosted by the Tahanang Walang Hagdanang Inc. 2010 Cancelled 2011 Tiruchirappalli, India, hosted by Organisation for Rehabilitation of the Blind in Tiruchirappalli
11 2012 Taipei, Taiwan, hosted by the Eden Social Welfare Foundation in conjunction with WI Annual Conference 2013 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, hosted by Dual Blessings Bhd 2014 Cancelled 2015 Pattaya, Thailand, to be hosted by the Redemptorist Foundation for People with Disabilities
12 Knowledge Sharing Issue Newsletters to members and non- members News contents are regional and international topics with regard to disability, work and employment, domestic reports, members’ update, conference and meeting announcements
13 Exchange Program Coordinate study visits or staff training programs among members in specific themes on work and employment of persons with disabilities so as to develop their knowledge and skills.
14 Study and Research Conduct study and research on governments’ policies, innovation initiatives by private sectors, etc. in promoting work and employment opportunities of persons with disabilities in Asia Region and return its outcome to members and non-members as well. Past study – “Gainful Employment for All”
15 Networking Having close relations with regional and international organizations, both government and non-government organizations, who actively contribute to solve a range of problems, promoting social inclusion of persons with disabilities in the area of work and employment.
16 Board & Secretariat Chairperson – Katsunori Fuji / Japan Vice Chairperson – Deborah Wan/ Hong Kong China Director – Khee Lian Low/ Malaysia Director – Patrick Yeh/ Taiwan Director – Suporntum Mongkolsawadi/ Thailand
17 Auditor – Joycelyn Garcia/ Philippines Secretary General – Hiroshi Ueno/ Japan Secretariat Staff – Fuki Sato/ Japan Website: http://workabilityasia.kyosaren.com
24 Gainful Employment for All in Philippines, 3/2013
25 Gainful Employment for All in Philippines, 3/2013
26 Gainful Employment for All in Philippines, 3/2013
27 Conclusion We welcome new members joining our network and the annual fee is US$100 per annum Workability Secretariat, Hiroshi Ueno c/o Kyosaren, 5-41-18-5F, Chuo, Nankano-ku, Tokyo, Japan 164-0011 Email – email@example.com@kyosaren.or.jp Website: http://workabilityasia.kyosaren.com