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IAAP Partners with Ukrainian Rehab Center in Kyiv to Promote Resilience

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Commission for Social Development – Side Event
“Decent Work as the Most Important Strategy for Poverty Eradication”

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Date: Friday 10 February 2017

Time: 1.15-2.30pm
Location: United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 12

Chair:  Mary O’Neill Berry, PhD, NGO Representative to the United Nations for the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)

Discussant:  Walter Reichman, EdD, OrgVitality


  • “Partnerships to Foster Living Wages: Project GLOW.” Presenters: PhD, Massey University, New Zealand, Molefe Maleka, PhD, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa.
  • “Climate Change and Employment: Building Sustainable Resilience.” Presenter:  Peter R. Walker, PhD, NGO Representative to the United Nations for the International Council of Psychologists (ICP) and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI).
  • “Decent Work, Not Just a Job, as the Pathway Out of Poverty: Voices of Low-Income Women in Nicaragua.” Presenter:  Virginia E. Schein, PhD, Gettysburg College.
  • “Humanitarian Work Psychology's Contributions to Poverty and Mortality Eradication.” Presenter: Mathian Osicki, PhD, IBM.
  • “Employer Practices to Improve Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities.” Presenter:  Susanne M. Bruyere, PhD, Cornell University.

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