Bridging the Gap organises the virtual conference 'Disability Inclusion in International Cooperation – The way forward
Bridging the Gap organises the virtual conference ‘Disability Inclusion in International Cooperation – The way forward‘ to reinforce the policy dialogue on disability-inclusive development cooperation based on good practices and lessons generated by the project over the last 4 years.
The conference consists of two virtual sessions that will take place on 8 and 9 June 2021:
- Day 1 – Technical seminar (8 June 2021, from 2:30pm to 5:00pm CEST-Madrid/Rome/Vienna/Brussels)
- Day 2 – Policy conference (9 June 2021, from 2:30pm to 4pm CEST-Madrid/Rome/Vienna/Brussels)
8 (Tuesday) 14:30 - 9 (Wednesday) 16:00
Bridging the Gap project will hold its Closing Event on 14 June from 10:00 to 11:15 am GMT-5 (16:00-17:15 CET), as part of the 14th session
Bridging the Gap project will hold its Closing Event on 14 June from 10:00 to 11:15 am GMT-5 (16:00-17:15 CET), as part of the 14th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP14).
The side event “Beyond Bridging the Gap: from inclusive policies to community inclusion” proposes a dialogue on the contribution of Bridging the Gap and its consortium to the translation of inclusive policies to “real-life impacts” aiming at supporting the independent living of persons with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries.
Different project’s stakeholders, from the United Nations and the European Union to organizations of persons with disabilities and final beneficiaries from the five partner countries of the project (Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Paraguay and Sudan), will gather around a virtual table to share their views and testimonies on the impact of the inclusive policies promoted by Bridging the Gap, and on ways to capitalize upon the experience and ensure its sustainability.
This multi-stakeholder event is sponsored by the European Disability Forum (EDF) and supported by the European Union, Austria, Spain, the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), FIIAPP, the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) as co-sponsors.
- Interpretation in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and International Sign
- Live captioning in English, French and Spanish
- Concept note and agenda: English, French, Spanish, Arabic
(Monday) 16:00 - 17:15