People employed in fields such as international exchange, foreign affairs, and international development are shaping the world, from building schools to promoting peace and intercultural understanding among nations. Now imagine if more people with disabilities filled these positions. Would the world they shape be more inclusive, accessible and just?
The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) project at Mobility International USA thinks so. That's why in the coming year, we'll be initiating a series of activities to connect more people with disabilities to employment opportunities with organizations working in international development and international exchange, including:
- Webinars featuring presenters with disabilities working in global careers
- New tip sheets on how people with disabilities can enter global careers and how international organizations can recruit disabled people
- Personal stories of people with disabilities working in global careers
- The second Joining Hands Symposium on Disability and Exchange in July 2020
Are you a person with a disability working in a global career? NCDE would love to hear from you!
- Invite us to present a workshop or webinar on recruiting disabled people at your internationally-minded organization.
- Share new job opportunities with disabled people's organizations on social media using hashtags such as #GlobalCareers and #RecruitDisabilityTalent.
- Write a story about your experience as a person with a disability in a global career for our website or another publication. Just don't forget to share with NCDE!
clearinghouse [at] miusa.org (subject: Global%20Careers%20initiative) (Contact the NCDE to share your story! )
The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) is a project of the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, designed to increase the participation of people with disabilities in international exchange between the United States and other countries. It is supported in its implementation by Mobility International USA.