Microsoft Africa development centre to host a disability inclusion event
To commemorate the International day of persons’ living with disability, Microsoft Africa Development Centre (Microsoft ADC), has announced that a disability inclusion event will be held across Africa. The event which is to be held in December, will be centred on creating bigger opportunities for persons’ living with disabilities in the workforce.
Highlighting the relevance of diversity in the workforce, engineering talent sourcing specialist, Microsoft ADC, Sophie Okonkwo, opined that persons’ living with disabilities can also achieve limitless possibilities with their inclusion in the workforce.
While acknowledging the high rate of unemployment in Africa, the Managing Director, Microsoft ADC, Jack Ngare mentioned that people with disabilities tend to live under highly deplorable conditions than those without impairments. He also added that: “people living with disabilities represent one of the world’s largest untapped talent pools,” and that their inclusion is crucial to achieving their mission.
The event will also see the showcasing of Microsoft Accessibility – the essential tool used in delivering Microsoft’s mission, which is to empower every person and organization to achieve more.
The Microsoft ADC is the engineering centre of Microsoft with locations in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria. These centres were created to generate local solutions with global scalability as well providing employment opportunities and further enhance technological innovation in Africa.