Shifting the paradigm from charity to investment is necessary. Kamal Lamichhane argues, “People with disabilities are regarded as a passive recipient of supports, and considered for the subject of pity and sympathy. If we invest in people with disabilities to develop their human capital, it will not only make them socially included, but also eventually impact positively their family and society as a whole.”
In his interview, he summarises the key message of his book ‘Disability, Education and Employment in Developing Countries: From Charity to Investment‘ published from Cambridge University Press. There are a number of findings on poverty and disability in several developing countries.
*Kamal Lamichhane, Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba, is a world-leading researcher in disability and development, and the only Nepalese with a visual impairment to earn a PhD.