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This project is funded by the European Union - Bridging the Gap

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The European Union presents in Ethiopia its flagship initiative on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in development cooperation July 12, 2018

Bridging the Gap was presented today to the Ethiopian authorities, development partners and civil society organisations at an event organized by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), implementing and co-funding partner of BtG…

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Generation of data and indicators for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in Paraguay June 29, 2018

Nearly 100 people shared knowledge and good practices around the most relevant approaches on the generation and disaggregation of data and indicators for the inclusion of people with disabilities during the Bridging…

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Bridging the gap at the COSP 11 June 8, 2018

Bridging the Gap is going to be at the core of the 11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP11 CRPD), which…

Beneficiary countries

Burkina Faso - Ecuador - Ethiopia - Paraguay -Sudan

Burkina Faso - Ecuador - Ethiopia - Paraguay -Sudan

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.

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May 2018

3rd session of the webinar-based training cycle "Disability and Development" - End of May (dates TBA)
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