The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is presenting three calls for innovative solutions with the objective to promote the labor and financial inclusion of people with disabilities. These calls for solutions are being launched by the Innovation Lab, which is part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Division of the IDB. The three calls are described as:
- Inclusion in firms (general call for projects on inclusion),
- Inclusive Finance (call for projects in the financial sector), and
- Disruptive Ideas (call for ideas aiming at labor inclusion).
The objective of the first two calls is to support private entities, public entities, or financial institutions in their design and implementation of innovative solutions which will lead to the labor inclusion and gender equality of people with disabilities in the firms of Latin American and the Caribbean. The selected winners of these two calls will receive up to US$50,000 to develop, implement and share their innovative solution. The final call is for ideas that can disrupt the barriers that limit the labor inclusion of women and men with disabilities in Latin American/Caribbean countries.
The proposals should be submitted no later than December 31, 2012. For more information, please visit: http://www.bidinnovacion.org/inclusion-en-empresas/en/ (for Inclusion in Firms), http://www.bidinnovacion.org/finanzas-inclusivas/en/ (for Inclusive Finance, and http://www.bidinnovacion.org/disruptive-ideas (for Disruptive Ideas).