International Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment
Learn more about inclusive disability employment in the United States while building your leadership skills!
The Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment will enable 20 Professional Fellows from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda to participate in a five-week Fellowship program at a university-based research and education center or community-based organization for disabilities in the United States. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is administered by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) in partnership with Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Humanity and Inclusion HI (formerly Handicap International).
Fellows in this program will learn approaches that can inform their efforts to strengthen employment access for people with disabilities in their home countries. Inclusive employment means that people with disabilities are not excluded from the competitive labor market on the basis of disability. Fellows will also form connections with mentors at the university centers or community-based organizations that serve as their host sites, and will plan an inclusive employment project that they will implement in their home countries with support from their host mentors. This is called the follow-on project.
The Fellows will be in the U.S. from April 15th 2020 – May 22nd 2020.