Contributed to Civic Exchange submission for 2013 policy address and budget consultation in Hong Kong

Civic Exchange submitted a document in response to the 2013 policy address and 13/14 budget consultation. It covers democratic development, governance, equal opportunities, poverty and gender.

Louisa contributed to the sections on social issues including improving education for people with disabilities/individual learning needs, enhancing workplace diversity and addressing poverty.

Read the submission here.

Advertisements

Public progress

Public progress

Louisa Mitchell says civic groups’ good work behind the scenes to advance the rights of people with disabilities needs government support

South China Morning Post, Friday 14 December, 2012

Read the article here: Public progress

Public progress

Contributed to publication launched by Community Business on inclusive recruitment

Contributed background section, using material from research on how Hong Kong’s universities recruit, admit and support students with disabilities, to NGO Community Business’s publication on inclusive recruitment and how to develop internship programmes for students with disabilities.

Published in early December 2012 to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3.

To read the publication, click here.

Presented at Institute of Education on how Hong Kong’s universities support students with disabilities

Presented at Institute of Education on how Hong Kong’s universities support students with disabilities

Thursday 15 November 2012, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Topic: Results of research into how Hong Kong’s universities recruit, admit and support students with disabilities and proposals for change.

Presentation in Chinese on students with disabilities Nov 2012

Presentation in English on students with disabilities Nov 2012

Speaking at HKIED event Nov 2012

Attended Community Business’s ‘Diversity and Inclusion in Asia’ annual conference

Attended NGO Community Business’s ‘Diversity and Inclusion in Asia’ annual conference on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 November 2012.

Delegates from companies, consultancies, NGOS and other organisations across the region and the globe attended. There were sessions on gender, disability and cultural diversity as well as LBGT.

The workshop ‘Disability in the Workplace in Asia’ gave companies new to the issues involved in gaining disability confidence an opportunity to hear first hand from employees with disabilities what they need in order to do their job effectively and to tap expert brains from around the world.

To access the conference website click here.

No limits

No limits 

Louisa Mitchell says Hong Kong’s Paralympic success should inspire a push for equal opportunities for all – in sports and beyond

South China Morning Post, Friday 21 September, 2012

Read the article here: No limits

No limits

Presented at Community Business event for companies on recruiting graduates with disabilities

Presented at Community Business event for companies on recruiting graduates with disabilities

Tuesday 4 September 2012, British Council in Hong Kong

Topic: Results of research into how universities support students with disabilities and the role of the corporate sector in recruiting graduates with disabilities.

Presentation for companies on graduates with disabilities, Sept 2012

For Community Business event site and video clip of presentation click here.

How to match leading universities in assisting disabled students to study

看齊頂級大學 助殘疾求學

How to match leading universities in assisting disabled students to study

Louisa Mitchell says that to be truly world-class, Hong Kong’s universities must embrace diversity and follow the best-practice of other leading universities across the globe

Hong Kong Economic Times, Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Read the article here: 看齊頂級大學 助殘疾求學

HKET May 2012