Special E-S-I Session on 'Technology and Disability: Trends and Opportunities in the Digital Economy in ASEAN'
9 February 2023

People with disabilities have borne the brunt of prejudice and are often excluded from full participation in society. While strides have been made, much still needs to change regarding access, attitudes, representation, and inclusion. Digital technology has played and can play in addressing some of the barriers faced by people with disabilities, accelerating the progress toward their inclusion and economic empowerment. With a shift towards digitalisation and automation, the world of work is changing rapidly, and with it the nature of the skills required for the workforce of the future. So, What is the role that digital technology has played and can play in addressing some of the barriers faced by people with disabilities? How technology accelerates progress toward inclusion and economic empowerment for people with disabilities?

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, ERIA, partnered with Impact46 conducted a study on 𝘛𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺: 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘖𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘌𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘮𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘈𝘚𝘌𝘈𝘕. This research report shares concrete case studies, innovations, and best practices emerging in the ASEAN region. It also discusses the role of technology in education and overall technology in improving the lives of people with disabilities. Join us for this special session where we will share more about the report and where we engage our panel of enlightening speakers in an afternoon of conversations.

Schedule

Date: Thursday, 9 February 2023
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM (Jakarta Time | GMT+7)
Place: Online Event

Agenda

3.00 – 3.02 PM

Start of Webinar

3.02 – 3.10 PM

Opening Remarks

  • Kate Goodfruit, First Secretary, Australian Mission to ASEAN

3.10 – 3.30 PM

Presentation on Report:

  • Ashling Cashmore, Head of Impact and Advisory at Charities Aid Foundation

 Authors, ERIA Report on Technology and Disability: Trends and Opportunities in the Digital Economy in ASEAN

3.30 – 4.00 PM

Panel Discussion

  • Rubeena Singh, Manager (Research and Knowledge), Kite Insights
  • Dr Darren Chua, Inspirational Speaker and Empowerment Coach, Mindset Transformation Clinic
  • Neelesh Bhatia, Founder and CEO Akadasia, Singapore
  • Thanchanok Jiraphakorn, Head of Learning and Development at Vulcan Coalition, Bangkok

Moderator: Lina Maulidina Sabrina, E-S-I Knowledge Lab

4.00 – 4.10 PM

Q & A

4.10 – 4.15 PM

Closing Remarks

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