Social Impact Lounge Programme

February 15
10:00–11:30
Social Impact Lounge, 2nd floor, exhibition pavilion 2
Social inclusion of people with learning disabilities: ‘people as people’ Upon ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Russia committed itself to ensuring that people with disabilities are ...
Upon ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Russia committed itself to ensuring that people with disabilities are able to participate fully in the civic, political, economic, social, and cultural life of society. One of the Convention’s most important provisions stipulates the right of all people with disabilities to live in ordinary housing with the same range of options that are available to other people, whereby participating states must “take effective and appropriate measures to facilitate full enjoyment by persons with disabilities of this right and their full inclusion and participation in the community”.
At the same time it is the case that, in Russia, as in all countries, care homes and secure facilities for people with learning disabilities and psychophysical impairments have for many decades been the only places able to accommodate people with these issues. Currently, virtually all developed countries, including the countries of the CIS and the former Soviet bloc, are in the process of closing care homes or have already closed them. Deinstitutionalization of the care home system is based on the principles of normalization and social support, and the development of technology to replace inpatient treatment: assisted living and daily activities or work.

What is being done and what needs to be done in order to implement these changes in Russia?
Moderator:
Elena
Klochko
Chairman of the Board, All-Russian Organization of Parents of Disabled Children
Chairman of the Board, All-Russian Organization of Parents of Disabled Children
Speakers:
Elena
Beregovaya
Director, Charity Foundation for the Promotion of Social and Cultural Initiatives and Guardianship "Way of Life"
Director, Charity Foundation for the Promotion of Social and Cultural Initiatives and Guardianship "Way of Life"
Elena
Gerasimova
Chief Specialist, State Tretyakov Gallery
Chief Specialist, State Tretyakov Gallery
Grigoriy
Lekarev
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection
Dmitry
Polikanov
President, Con-nection Deaf-Blind Support Foundation; Сhair of the Board, Donors' Forum
President, Con-nection Deaf-Blind Support Foundation; Сhair of the Board, Donors' Forum
Education
In 1998 graduated the Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO). One year later he defended his PhD in political science there.
Professional background
In 2003-2006, he was Director for Public and International Relations at the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM). In 2007-2012, he was at the leading positions in the United Russia party. In 2012-2013, he was First Deputy Executive Director of the Russian Geographical Society. In 2014 he helped to set up and headed the Con-nection charity foundation, the goal of which is to establish the sustainable system of assistance to the deafblind people in the Russian regions.
Member of the Expert Council at the Russian Government, Public Council of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Council on Charity in Social Sphere at the Russian Government, a number of ministerial and inter-agency working groups. Since 2017 Dr. Polikanov presides the Executive Board of the Donors’ Forum. Member of the board of a number of NGOs, including the Board of Trustees of the “Lake Baikal” charity.
Dr Polikanov is the author of over 100 publications on international and European security issues, Russian foreign and domestic policy. He was also a top manager at the PIR Center, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Federal Social Security Fund of the Russian Federation.
Hobby
Exotic travels in Russia and abroad.
11:30–13:00
Social Impact Lounge, 2nd floor, exhibition pavilion 2
Same as everyone else. Why is the professional inclusion of persons with disabilities important and how can it be done? Creating an inclusive environment is increasingly becoming a topic of discussion on the state social policy agenda. Priority challenges include dev...
Creating an inclusive environment is increasingly becoming a topic of discussion on the state social policy agenda. Priority challenges include developing infrastructure that is adapted to the needs of people with disabilities, creating an effective, integrated rehabilitation and adaptation system, and putting in place conditions to help people with disabilities to live full lives, including with respect to education, employment, and participation in cultural, sporting, and civic life. Introducing mechanisms to help people with disabilities access vocational training and employment could make a significant contribution to their economic and social integration: mastering a vocation, taking their place within the workforce, and earning a wage can help people with disabilities to overcome psychological barriers and feel valued as fully-fledged citizens. According to the Federal State Statistics Service, no more than 15% of disabled people over the age of 18 are presently in employment. Against this background, initiatives aimed at developing vocational skills and creating jobs for people with disabilities, such as the Abilympics, are becoming particularly important.
• What is being done today, in Russia and globally, to improve access to employment for people with disabilities?
• How can effective partnerships be established between the government, business, and specialized non-profits to address issues in this area?
• How are Abilympics competitions – especially in the regions – helping to tackle the challenges involved in socializing people with disabilities encouraging them to adopt an active lifestyle?
• What possible directions for the future development of the Abilympics would make it possible to ensure the larger-scale involvement of people with disabilities in the economy?
Moderator:
Innokentiy
Dementyev
Deputy General Director, Presidential Grants Foundation
Deputy General Director, Presidential Grants Foundation
Date of birth: 26.01.1987
Education:
2003-2008: Saint Petersburg State University, faculty of economics.
2015-2016: Kutafin Moscow State Law University.
Work experience:
2008-2010: worked in consulting company, was responsible for working out business plans, infrastructure projects and policies in innovation sphere.
2010-2013: worked in STC group («Speech Technology Center»), in 2011 became chief operating officer of LLC «STC-innovations», led a number of projects devoted to biometric technologies.
2013-2016: worked in the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, first as head of infrastructure unit, than since 2015 as Deputy director of the High Technologies Development Department. Was responsible for IT-industry development and supporting of technology parks.
2016-2017: worked in the Russian Venture Company (project office of the National Technology Initiative) as a Director of the NTI ecosystem development Department.
In May of 2017 became Deputy Director of the Presidential Grants Foundation, responsible for the organization of competitions for Russian non-profit organizations, pretending for grants of the President of the Russian Federation. Also responsible for monitoring and control of the implementation of supported projects.
Speakers:
Sergey
Garkusha
Minister of Labour and Social Development, Administration of the Krasnodar Region
Minister of Labour and Social Development, Administration of the Krasnodar Region
Ivan
Graevskiy
Director, Center for the Social and Labor Adaptation of Disabled Persons Master OK
Director, Center for the Social and Labor Adaptation of Disabled Persons Master OK
Grigoriy
Lekarev
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection
Irina
Zhiltsova
Deputy CEO of the Roscongress Foundation, Co-owner of the Center for Adaptive Riding
Deputy CEO of the Roscongress Foundation, Co-owner of the Center for Adaptive Riding
Mariya
Melnichenko
Program Director, Nonprofit Organization Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation
Program Director, Nonprofit Organization Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation
Anatoliy
Movshovich
Head, The World to the Touch
Head, The World to the Touch
Vladimir
Plekhov
Head of Media Projects, Sochi Concert Philharmonic Association MAIC
Head of Media Projects, Sochi Concert Philharmonic Association MAIC
Dmitry
Polikanov
President, Con-nection Deaf-Blind Support Foundation; Сhair of the Board, Donors' Forum
President, Con-nection Deaf-Blind Support Foundation; Сhair of the Board, Donors' Forum
Education
In 1998 graduated the Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO). One year later he defended his PhD in political science there.
Professional background
In 2003-2006, he was Director for Public and International Relations at the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM). In 2007-2012, he was at the leading positions in the United Russia party. In 2012-2013, he was First Deputy Executive Director of the Russian Geographical Society. In 2014 he helped to set up and headed the Con-nection charity foundation, the goal of which is to establish the sustainable system of assistance to the deafblind people in the Russian regions.
Member of the Expert Council at the Russian Government, Public Council of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Council on Charity in Social Sphere at the Russian Government, a number of ministerial and inter-agency working groups. Since 2017 Dr. Polikanov presides the Executive Board of the Donors’ Forum. Member of the board of a number of NGOs, including the Board of Trustees of the “Lake Baikal” charity.
Dr Polikanov is the author of over 100 publications on international and European security issues, Russian foreign and domestic policy. He was also a top manager at the PIR Center, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Federal Social Security Fund of the Russian Federation.
Hobby
Exotic travels in Russia and abroad.
Natalia
Pochinok
Rector, Russian State Social University
Rector, Russian State Social University
Rector of the Russian State Social University.
Born 04.07.1976
Education
1997 – Graduates REA majoring in Finance and Credit
2002 – Graduates RGSU in Law
2005 – gets PhD in Economics
2014 – becomes a docent, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Career
1999 tax planning department chief specialist at Doveritelny I Investitsionny Bank
1999–2004 taxation manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers
2004–2005 vice-president, Gazprom Bank
2005–2006 Raiffaisen Bank Austria board advisor
2006–2010 diretor of the Kuban branch, Raiffaisen Bank
2010 – advisor to the CEO on regional development, Raiffaisen Bank
2010–2013 – Branches director at the central office of Sberbank of Russia
2013 – First Vice-President of Sberbank NPF
Civil Activity
Member of the Presidential Economic Council
Chairwoman of the State Duma Committee on managing retirement investment
Member of the Civil Chamber of the city of Moscow
Member of the board of RUIP
Member of the board of strategic development of Pochta Rossii
Chairwoman of the industry commission on business education at the Manager’s Association
Head of Expert Committee on professional education at Delovaya Rossiya
Member of the coordination council of UMO of Universities of Russia
First chairwoman of Sociology and Social Work committee
Mikhail
Terentyev
Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Labour, Social Policy, and Veterans' Affairs, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Labour, Social Policy, and Veterans' Affairs, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation