A two-day workshop in the ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, Lima, Peru, on 31 August – 1 September 2017 brought together more than 30 representatives from 12 Latin American countries, including from National Business and Disability Networks (NBDNs), from companies interested in establishing NBDNs as well as from other relevant actors, e.g. organizations of and for persons with disabilities and government agencies. GBDN company members present at the meeting were Adecco, Carrefour, L’Oréal, Repsol and Legrand. GBDN non-business member Handicap International was present, too.
In the workshop, actors of existing and potential Latin American business and disability networks learned about each other’s approaches and activities, identified lessons learned and potential areas for South-South cooperation among the different business initiatives and networks on the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace.