This project is funded by the European Union - Bridging the Gap
"This is a happy day, an important day for the disability movement in Sudan". Mr. Badraldeen, secretary general of the National Council of Persons with Disabilities of Sudan (NCPD), praised with these words the signature of four subgrants between the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and five Sudanese Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) held in Khartoum on 20 March.
The advances of Bridging the Gap project in Ecuador were shared yesterday at an event celebrated in Quito and organised by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), implementation partner of the Project within the country. The meeting brought together European, Spanish and Ecuadorian authorities, development partners and organisations of persons with disabilities.
On 25 and 26 February, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized and led at Geneva (Switzerland) a consultation meeting related to the first component of Bridging the Gap project.
Bridging the Gap II operates in five partner countries. The focus is on strengthening the capacities of governments, national human rights institutions and organisations of persons with disabilities with diverse yet intertwined sector approaches:
- Burkina Faso: Universal access to healthcare
- Ecuador: Inclusive education
- Ethiopia: Livelihoods and social protection
- Paraguay: Data generation and their use in inclusive education
- Sudan: Universal access to employment
The five areas correspond to specific articles of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the international instrument for the protection of the rights and promotion of the inclusion of people with disabilities.