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“Increasing Employment Participation for Elderly and Disabled”

09.11.2016 to 11.11.2016

The Presentations are in English

Official Opening Ceremony, Opening Address

Master of Ceremony: Mr. Hiroyuki Yamaya

Mr. Gaku HASHIMOTO, State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare

Dr. Mehmet Müezzinoğlu the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Turkey

Mr. Mehmet Ali ÖZKAN, President of WAPES

Ms. Mega Irena, Assistant Director of ASEAN Secretariat

Keynote Speech: The participation and improvement for the accessibility for those who need a social support 

Dr. Yoshihiro KANEKO, Professor of Hitotsubashi University

Plenary session 1: Facilitating the participation and improvement for the accessibility for those who need a social support

Moderator: Mr. Nobuo MATSUI, Emeritus professor of Bunkyo Gakuin University

•Work Action Hero by Mr. Fons LEROY, Executive Director of VDAB

•Mr. Yasuhiro YAMAZAKI, Access Consulting

•Ms. Zulum AVILA, Employment Service Officer, ILO

 

Q&A and Discussion

Plenary session 2: WAPES Peer Review Tool Kit presentation on employment measures for the youth, the elderly and women

Moderator: Ms. Lenka KINT, Executive Secretary, WAPES

Presentations

•Ms. Bettina ZIESS-KAMBWALE, Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Germany

 

•Ms. Ramona McDOWELL, Manager, Horizontal Initiatives, Employment and Skills Development, Canada

•Dr. Sang Hyon LEE, Research Fellow, KEIS, Republic of Korea

 

 

•Ms Angela RAUCH, Senior Researcher, BA, Germany 

 

 

•Ms. Minako TAKASAKI, MHLW, Japan

Q&A and Discussion

 Parallel Session 1 Group1: Best measures and practices for employment promotion of older workers and persons with disabilities in PES

Moderator: Dr. Tomoyo TAKAGI, Professor of Keiai University

•Dr. Tomoyo TAKAGI, Keiai University, Japan

•Dr. Sang Hyon LEE, Research Fellow, KEIS, South Korea

•Ms. Corine PEETERS, Business Advisor International Affairs of UWV, The Netherlands

 

•Mr. Yoshihiro YAMASHITA, Deputy Director, Employment Measures for the Elderly Division, Employment Development Department, Employment Security Bureau, MHLW, Japan

Parallel Session 1  Group 2: Role of public service to realize society regardless of age

Moderator: Dr. Shuzo NISHIMURA, The President of Institute for Health Economics and policy

•Ms Sally SINCLAIR, CEO of National Employment Services Association (NESA), Australia

•Ms. Annie GAUVIN, Director International Affairs, Pôle Emploi, France

•Mr. Chinchai CHEECHAREON, Technical Social Development Advisor, Ministry of social development and Human Security, Thailand

 Parallel Session 1 Group 3: Facilitating the participation for those who need a social support

Moderator: Dr. Satoshi KAWASHIMA, Associate Professor of Okayama University of Science, Japan

•Dr. Satoshi KAWASHIMA, Okayama University of Science, Japan

•Mr. Martin VADELIUS, Head of Unit, Department Rehabilitation to Work, Arbetsförmedlingen, Sweden

•Mr. Sokpanha SEM, Ministry of Social Affairs Veterans and Youth Rehab, Cambodia

•Ms. Bee Lian ANG Director of Social Welfare, Ministry of Social & Family Development, Singapore

 Parallel Session 2 Group 1: Future prospects and challenges to promote employment policy for people who need social support

Moderator: Mr. Peter FREMLIN, Consultant, Desibility

•Mr. Keiji ENDOU, MHLW, Japan

•Mr. Andrey Tarakanov, Deputy Director of the Department, Rostrud, Russia

 

•Mr. Emrullah ULUDAĞ, Employment Expert, İŞKUR, Turkey

 Parallel Session 2 Group 2: Role of administration to promote barrier-free society and improve accessibility

Moderator: Ms. Elisabet ARP, Director of International Affairs, Arbetsförmedlingen, Sweden

•Mr. Artak SIMONYAN, Deputy Head of State Employment Agency, Armenia

•Ms. Yu Yu SWE, Director of Ministry of Social Welfare & Resettlement, Myanmar 

     

•Dr. Mu’man NURYANA, Ministry of Social Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia

 

Parallel Session 2  Group 3: Promotion of health and welfare policies for older people and persons with disabilities focusing on aging society

Moderator: Mr. Shintaro NAKAMURA, JICA, Japan

•Mr. Shintaro NAKAMURA, JICA, Japan

•Ms. Vilma BATUHAN CABRERA, Undersecretary, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippines

     

•Ms Angela RAUCH, Senior Researcher, BA, Germany 

•Mr. To DUC, Deputy Director General Department of Social Assistance, Ministry of Labours, Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnam

•Ms. Nguyen VIET HA, MA, General Office for Population and Family Planning, Ministry of Health, Vietnam 

•Dr. Arildiipurev TSEVELRAGCHAA, Director, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Mongolia

General overview of the First Day of the Parallel Session 1 and Second Day of the study tours

Group1: Best measures and practices for employment promotion of older workers and persons with disabilities in PES  

Moderator: Dr. Tomoyo TAKAGI, , Professor of Keiai University, Japan

 

Group 2: Role of public service to realize society regardless of age

Moderator: Dr. Shuzo NISHIMURA, the President of Institute for Health Economics and policy

 

Group 3: Facilitating the participation for those who need a social support

Moderator: Dr. Satoshi KAWASHIMA, Associate professor of Okayama University of Science

Parallel Session 3 Group1: Effective approaches - how to cooperate with employers and other stakeholders in implementation of employment policy for older workers and persons with disabilities

Moderator: Dr. Kenji KUNO, JICA, Japan

•Dr. Kenji KUNO, JICA, Japan

•Mr. Anton ECKERSLEY, Director International Relations, INGEUS

 

•Mr Todor KRASTEV, Chief Expert, Bulgaria

 

•Mr. Peter FREMLIN, Consultant, Desibility

 

Parallel Session 3  Group2: Future challenges on employment and social Welfare services for disadvantaged people

Moderator: Dr. Hiroshi HAYAKAWA, Care House of children’s mind, Ranzan Gakuen, Japon

•Dr. Hiroshi HAYAKAWA, Care House of children’s mind, Ranzan Gakuen, Japan

•Ms. Wendy RANSCHAERT, Special Target Groups Manage in VDAB, Belgium 

 

•Mr. Kla Jean-Michel GNEPA, Head Study Service and Development, Ivory Coast

•Mr. Borhan Bin Osman, General Manager of Social Security Organization, Malaysia

 Parallel Session 3 Group3: Securing local basis by resident participation in order to realize the convivial society

Moderator: Dr. Shuzo NISHIMURA, Institute for Health Economics and policy, Japan

•Mr. Rostinah Pehin Dato Hj Mohd Tahir, Acting Director, Community Development Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Brunei 

 

 

•Ms.Vanxay Souvannamethy, DDG of Social Security Department,Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Pang kham road, Vientiane , Laos

 

 Plenary session 3 Moderators: Dr. Yoshihiro KANEKO and Dr. Shuzo NISHIMURA, Japan

•Moderators in Parallel Session 2

oMr. Peter Fremlin

oMs. Elizabeth Arp 

oMr. Shintaro Nakamura 

•Moderators in Parallel Session 3

oDr. Kenji KUNO, JICA

oDr. Hiroshi HAYAKAWA, Care House of children’s mind, Ranzan Gakuen

oDr. Shuzo NISHIMURA, Institute for Health Economics and policy

ILO Global Study on Partnerships for effective and efficient delivery of employment services and ALMPs

•Mr. Michael Mwasikakata, Coordinator, ALMPs and Employment Services, ILO

 Discussion of Conclusion and Recommendations

Closing Remarks as well as General Overview of the 14th Meeting, and future plans

•Dr. Yusuke FUKUDA, Assistant Minister for Technical Affairs and Global Health, MHLW, Japan

Introduction

 

In recent years, policymakers of the government have been required to announce new policies to match the needs under the international cooperation as concerns over various policies such as employment for the elderly, pension and medical and nursing care services in Asian countries have been increasing with the progress of decreasing birthrate and aging population.

Furthermore, in light of the ratification of United Nation’s Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Asian countries including Japan, the employment for the disabled through the improvement of the barrier-free accessibility and the promotion of their social participation have become political issues.

Based on the above, this joint event is intended that the participation and improvement for the accessibility for those who need a social support such as disabled and elderly people becomes aware in common and it encourages further cooperation in a global community.

Specifically, high level government administrators from ASEAN countries who are in charge of drawing up the social welfare, healthcare and employment policies and attendants from WAPES (the World Association of Public Employment Services) members share knowledge through an exchange of opinions and introduction of the measures taken by each country under the theme of "facilitating the participation and improvement for the accessibility for those who need a social support".

Besides, it contributes to future cooperation and support for the participating countries as well as their effort with the introduction of actual situation, tasks and know-hows of medical and welfare services and the Public Employment Service especially for disabled and elderly people in our country.

 

Target audience

 

  • WAPES members
  • ASEAN members
  • National Decision makers from the field of employment as JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency), etc.
  • Representatives of international organizations dealing with the topics of labour, employment and social inclusion such as ILO office for Japan and OECD.
  • Representatives from regions such as WPRO (WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific)
  • Open to media and general audience on invitation (WAPES Managing Board Meeting will be closed to media)

What are the benefits for WAPES network?

  Improving knowledge, strategies, and policy tools of public employment services through the exchange of experiences between the participating countries;

  Fostering communication with potential partners to develop initiatives in the area;

 and  Raising awareness among members for the importance of promoting accessibility to social support for disabled and elderly people.

 

Tokyo
Country: 
Japan
Region: 
Asia & Pacific