Disability-inclusion in Public Employment Services (PES) in Asia Pacific

This webinar will discuss the key findings of a research on disability-inclusion in public employment services (PES) in the Asia Pacific region, with a focus on case studies from China, the Philippines, and Viet Nam. The event will also review key aspects for PES to consider to advance disability-inclusion.


Interest has increased on the role of public employment services (PES) in the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the labour market.

During this webinar, we will discuss the key findings of a research on disability-inclusion in the region’s PES, with a focus on the case studies of China, the Philippines, and Vietnam. These countries all face the same challenge—to increase the employment rate among persons with disabilities.

Further, during this webinar we will discuss key aspects for PES to take into consideration to advance disability-inclusion: partnerships, governance and strategy, employer engagement, and beyond.

Join us on Zoom on Tuesday, March 12 2024, at 09:00 CET to discuss the main findings and implications of this research. To attend virtually, please register through this link or by scanning the QR code in the invitation above.


09:00 – 09:10 Opening remarks: Fredy Guayacan, Project Manager, RO-Asia and the Pacific, ILO

09:10 – 09:35
Presentation of the main findings of the research:
  • Alexander Hauschild, Consultant
  • Kevin Hempel, Managing Director, Prospera Consulting
09:35 – 09:45 Discussion of the main findings: Stefan Tromel, Senior Disability Specialist, ILO

09:45 – 10:05

10:05 – 10:15
Concluding remarks: Michael Mwasikakata, Head, Labour Market Services for Transitions Unit, ILO

Moderator: Anna-Karin Palm Olsson, Technical Specialist, Labour Market Services, ILO