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CSC Alumni Kenya Panel Discussion: Inclusive employment for persons with disability- what are the gaps?

Date: 30/07/2021

Duration: 17:00-18:30

Location: Online

Exploring inclusive employment practices

The British Council will deliver a virtual panel discussion on inclusive employment of persons with disabilities.

Too often, people with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to unemployment and poverty. Although access to employment is recognised as a fundamental right, less than 20% of people with disabilities are currently in work. The minority that are in work are often under-employed or in poorly paid jobs which offer little or no legal or social safeguards, and which require few qualifications.

The panel and attendees will discuss the following:

  • Understanding disability
  • Legal frameworks for inclusive employment of persons with disability
  • Employment practices and models
  • Experiences in inclusive employment


Panel discussion programme

17:05-17:05   Opening remarks

17:10-17:30   Introductory remarks by the moderator

17:30-17:50   Panellist presentations

17:50-18:05   Q&A

18:05-18:15   Final submissions from panellists

18:15-18:20   Closing remarks

18:20              Event close


Mr Washington Opiyo Sati is Vice Chair and Commissioner to the Commission on Administrative Justice and a 2008 Commonwealth Professional Fellow (panellist)

Dr William Murithi, FHEA, CMBE is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at De Montfort University and a 2012 Commonwealth Shared Scholar (moderator)

Dr Vincent Gaitho, PhD is the Pro-Chancellor, Mount Kenya University and Chairman, KEPSA Education Sector Board (panellist)

Jane Theuri is Assistant County Commissioner at the Embu Huduma Center, Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government and a 2019 Commonwealth Scholar (panellist)

George Shimanyula is a Project Officer at the Cheshire Disability Services Kenya (CDSK) (panellist)

Ruth Nashipae Muigai is a Lecturer of Law at the Catholic University and a 2014 Commonwealth Scholar (panellist)