The winning photo of the Workability International Photo Competition 2016 – Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation, Bangladesh.
Photo by Syed Antu, free-lance photographer. Honorary service in BPF.
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WORKABILITY ASIA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017 - Events

Date: 13th June 2017

Venue: Kerry Hotel Hong Kong

Agenda: Membership Report

              Financial Report

              Secretary Report

              Towards Sustainable Development of Workability Asia

              Issues should be tackled by Workability Asia

TWO WEEKS TO HONG KONG CONFERENCE - Events

Almost two weeks to go to WI/WAsia Hong Kong Conference.

As of today 435 delegates including 216 from 24 countries/areas are participating.

Thanks to tremendous works of Hong Kong team and WAsia members in Hong Kong, very attractive and informative program is ready now.

4 opening speeches, 3 keynote speeches, 9 speeches in plenary sessions and 38 speeches in parallel sessions!!

It is indeed a very big opportunity to discuss and exchange successful experiences to expand more employment for persons with disabilities in the world.

We look forward to seeing many of you in Hong Kong very shortly.


Programme is here  Programme as of 25 May.pdf

HONG KONG CONFERENCE UPDATE - Events

Workability International and Workability Asia Conference will be held at Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong in 12 - 14 June 2017.

At the moment over 400 have been registered including 200 overseas delegates from 21 countries/areas.

Over 50 abstracts for concurrent sessions were submitted from the world and its selection will be finished shortly, then full programs will be fixed.

We are very much sure to provide very interesting and attractive programs to discuss "Creating Sustainable Ecosystem for Persons with Disabilities at Work" .

We look forward to seeing you at the HONG KONG CONFERENCE.

Visit the conference website.
 

EARLY BIRD RATE UNTIL TOMORROW - Events

Early Bird Rtae for the regisitration of WI/WAsia Hong Kong Conference 2017 will be ended on 28 February 2017.
 
Register now by online!
 

Invitation to the Special Sponsorship is here.


WORKABILITY ASIA BOARD MEMBERS VISIT HONG KONG - Events

The Directors of Workability Asia visited Hong Kong in 7 - 8 February 2017. Main purpose of the visit was to know about the progress of WI/WAsia Hong Kong Conference to be held in 12 - 14 June 2017 and hold the Board meeting during the stay.

The delegate visited the Kerry Hotel which would be a venue of the conference. The hotel is now taking their final approach to inaugurate in March. They checked the conference area and guest rooms as well focusing on the accessibility for persons with disabilities in particular. DSCN0892.JPG 

They also visited many sites such as camp, vocational rehabilitation center, café, restaurant and convenience store where providing work opportunity for persons with disabilities mostly run by WAsia members in Hong Kong. Many of them are being implemented by the government scheme of social enterprise which is one of the key topics of forthcoming conference.

Directors had a very good time with some of WAsia members in Hong Kong exchanging frank discussion on the conference and innovative activities to develop work and employment of persons with disabilities. Most of WAsia members in Hong Kong are working hard for the conference as members of Organizing Committee.

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At the start of the Board meeting Mrs. Carrie Lam visited our room. She is the former Chief Secretary for Administration and now the candidate for the Chief Executive of Hong Kong. Coincidently she was in her meeting at the office of Hong Kong Council of Social Service. WAsia Chairperson Katsunori Fujii sought the support of Hong Kong Government to the WI/WAsia conference.

This was the first meeting welcoming new Directors from South Asia, Shamim Ferdous from Bangladesh and Dipesh Sutariya from India. We received detail updates of the conference by Deborah Wan, Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the Conference. The Board also discussed about several agendas such as membership, financial.

The visit this time was very much fruitful thanks to excellent arrangement by the Hong Kong team and Directors extended their special thanks to Ms. Deborah Wan, Mr. Chuen Chin Kuo, Secretary General of Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities, Ms. Agatha Tang and Mr. Alan Lee of Joint Council for their great help.

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Please visit the conference website for more information.

https://2017wasia-wiconference.org.hk/