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How schools in Nepal are including children with disabilities

As Inclusive Futures moves from testing innovations to delivering development programmes at scale, our inclusive education programme in Nepal is helping children with disabilities return to school.

April 2022
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New $6 million Inclusive Futures programme launched

The new $6 million USAID-funded Global Labor Program - Inclusive Futures aims to increase the inclusion of people with disabilities and improve labour rights at the Kenyan companies of global drinks brands Coca-Cola and Diageo.

March 2022
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“I’m shocked: I thought we’d made good progress with disability inclusion”

Lorraine Wapling, a technical expert for Inclusive Futures, discusses the lack of inclusion in pandemic responses and argues why the development and humanitarian sectors need to pay attention.

September 2021
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Milestone highlights challenges for jobseekers with disabilities

The Inclusive Futures formal employment programme has reached a milestone of 10,000 completed modules of employability training for jobseekers with disabilities. Their experiences highlight why it is vital to improve opportunities and challenge discrimination.

June 2021

Innovating for inclusion

People with disabilities are being left behind in development, so we must test new ways to ensure they are included in programmes, in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Inclusive Futures programme director Johannes Trimmel talks about the need to innovate and how our programmes are making this a priority.

April 2021
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Investing inclusively

New guidance will help investors and companies in low and middle income countries to include people with disabilities in their work building economic growth. Inclusive Futures’ disability inclusion secondee at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Susie Rodgers, outlines why the new guidance is an important step forward in inclusion.

March 2021
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Keeping children with disabilities in education

Twice the number of children with disabilities face losing their education, compared to children without disabilities, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inclusive Futures has supported pupils with disabilities to continue learning at home – and will work to get them back into education when schools reopen.

February 2021
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Losing your income during COVID-19: how Inclusive Futures is supporting people with disabilities

Worldwide, many people with disabilities have lost part or all their income as a result of restrictions imposed to control COVID-19. Inclusive Futures is providing immediate relief and long-term support for people with disabilities.

November 2020
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Jobseekers with disabilities and COVID-19

When COVID-19 struck, many people with disabilities were already taking part in our Inclusive Futures formal employment programme. The pandemic has had a significant impact: some people have lost their jobs, while others fear the economic impact of COVID-19 will reduce their chances of getting work. Here they share their stories.

September 2020
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Our disability-inclusive COVID-19 work around the world

Find out about our disability-inclusive COVID-19 work in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and supporting the UK government.

August 2020
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