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

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Bridging the Gap, the ILO/UNICEF/UNPRPD Inclusive Social Protection Programme, IDA, and ADF call for action on equal access to social protection programs in Africa April 8, 2021

The European project Bridging the Gap, the ILO/UNICEF/UNPRPD Inclusive Social Protection Project, the International Disability Alliance (IDA) and the African Disability Forum (ADF) held on March 30-31 the Policy Dialogue Conference “Social protection in Africa: a new path towards the inclusion of persons with disabilities” to trigger and reinforce the policy dialogue on inclusive social protection in Africa based on interesting practices across the continent. 

Job Opportunity: Bridging the Gap coordinator in Burkina Faso  March 22, 2021

The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), Bridging the Gap consortium partner, is looking for a coordinator of Bridging the Gap project in Burkina Faso for a six-month period starting in April 2021 (replacement position). 

Tender opportunity: Technical Assistance for the virtual undertaking of the final capitalisation study of Bridging the Gap March 8, 2021

Bridging the Gap II launches a tender for the virtual undertaking of the final capitalisation study of Bridging the Gap to collect, organise, classifying and analysing the experience of the project in order to maximise both the impact and sustainability of the project over time, as well as the appropriation of its products and results by the main target groups and final beneficiaries.

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.


april, 2021

15apr15:0016:30OPDs meet the EU: joining forces for inclusive development




Newsletter #11

January 2021

Screenshot of the top part of the newsletter: Our results so far + world map highlighting our partner countries
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