WU Di, Programme Director of Easy Inclusion; Consultant on Equality for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China
Previously, Di led the programmes on rule of law and equal rights at UNDP. As manager of the UNDP project under the UN Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) in China, Di’s work focused on improving access to justice for persons with disabilities, and supporting the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in China. As a certified Disability Equality Training (DET) facilitator, Di also provides trainings on disability inclusion for key decision-makers in public and private sectors. She holds a Master’s degree from University of Oxford with a research focus on the culture of discrimination.
About Easy Inclusion
Easy Inclusion (EI) is a social enterprise that drives workplace inclusion for women and men with disabilities and facilitates inclusion for employers. EI was set up by ex-United Nations personnel with significant experience of disability inclusion in workplaces and mainstream services. EI brings UN standards, connections, methods and know-how to companies and organizations working in China, enabling them to benefit from best-quality methodologies, techniques and systems that are effective in China.
Marina KALNITSKI, Job Coach and SIA Program Director at ‘Inclusion Factory’, Taicang, China
Marina is a social activist focusing on the empowerment of individuals with disabilities through education, skills development and occupation; she is specializing in projects that are focusing on the inclusion of the “other” back into the society.
Marina is co-managing the first industrial workshop in China which provides respectful and dignified employment for intellectually and mentally challenged individuals.
In addition, she initiated and has been leading the Social Inclusion Academy [SIA] – a full 3 months training program for the certification of qualified Job Coaches who will lead the social integration of challenged individuals into china’s work force.
Formerly, Marina coordinated a unique integration program for young adults with intellectual disabilities, later on, founded and managed a Language training center for children with learning disabilities.
About Inclusion Factory
Inclusion Factory is based on the philosophy that people with disabilities can and want to be productive members of society. They specialize in working with intellectually challenged individuals in a professional working environment.