This project is funded by the European Union - Bridging the Gap
From the 15 to the 18 of December 2018, BtG Sudan visited the Councils for Persons with Disability (CPD) in the states of Gedaref and Kassala. The mission intended to monitor the impact of the activity held in Gedaref collecting also suggestions for planning the second phase. The meeting with the CPD in Gedaref was held at the office of the Union for Women and Children with Disability that was the main beneficiary of the activity implemented in May.
Bridging the Gap in Ethiopia lived a very intense month of activities in between mid-November and December. Four important trainings were organised, with the objective of strengthening the relevance of the disability component in international cooperation activities in the country.
30 representatives from organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) of Burkina Faso attended the training on project planning and management, organised by Bridging the Gap in the framework of the activities aimed at reinforcing the capacities of DPOs and delivered by the expert Nab Léonard Dabire.
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.