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

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Diagram on Disability-Inclusive Procurement
The importance of making public procurement inclusive discussed at a Bridging the Gap webinar March 31, 2020

On 30 March Bridging the Gap held a webinar to analyse how public procurement has been and can be made compliant to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The inputs collected in this session will be incorporated into the final version of the project guidance note to provide information and indications on how to carry out inclusive procurement.

screenshot of an accesible video
Paraguay launches an accessible communication service to inform about COVID-19 March 25, 2020

The government of Paraguay has launched an accessible communication service to inform persons with disabilities about COVID-19. The quick implementation of this service has been possible thanks to the contribution of Bridging the Gap in the country.

Blind woman from Ethiopia
The impact of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities March 19, 2020

In the current situation of the global health crisis due to COVID-19, from Bridging the Gap we would like to emphasize the higher risk faced by persons with disabilities or chronic illnesses, especially in low and middle-income countries.

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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