IDB calls for labour inclusion for those with disabilities in Latin America and Caribbean
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) seek to break barriers that exclude women and men with disabilities in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Solutions to the problem are to be found through 'crowd-sourcing', an innovative and distributed problem-solving and production model. The initiative is financed by the Italian Trust Fund on Information and Communication Technologies for Development.
The first call, 'I-LAB: Inclusion in firms', is open to firms and both public and private entities. Innovative solutions for the labour inclusion of people with disabilities will be sought. Priority will be given to those proposals that also focus on gender.
The public will have the opportunity to vote on the proposals with the highest potential impact.
A panel of experts will then select the best proposal, and it may receive non-refundable financial support of up to $50,000 to start implementation.
The second call, “I-LAB: Disruptive Ideas” is open to the public. It aims at identifying ideas on how to break barriers that limit the labour inclusion of women and men with disabilities.
The participants that submitted ideas receiving the highest number of votes will be invited by the IDB to present these ideas in detail.
Through the two calls IDB hope to find answers as to how discrimination can be eliminated. Recommendations are to be sought as to how labour inclusion and gender equality can be made reality.
The calls are aimed at those with innovative ideas, and IDB hope to engage Latin American and Caribbean firms.
Applicants and participants must register and submit their proposals online through the Innovation Lab’s website.