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july, 2018

12jul09:0013:00Bridging the gap launch in Ethiopia

Community meeting to introduce BtG II


Event Details

Bridging the gap will be officially presented in Ethiopia on Thursday, July 12th. The event will gather both authorities and civil society of the country and will take place at Mosaic Hotel (Bole Medhanialem, Addis Ababa), from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The event organized by Bridging the Gap’s implementing partner in Ethiopia – the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) – consists of two parts. The first will be dedicated to the institutional launch of the project, while the second will be in the form of technical workshop on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in Ethiopia.

The event will kick-off with a reflection from the country’s disability movement by Dagnachew Wakene from the African Disability Alliance, followed by the welcome remarks of the Deputy Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Ethiopia, Terhi Lehtinen, and the Head of Office of the Austrian Embassy’s Development Coordination Office in the country, Astrid Wein.

Bridging the Gap will be then presented to the public by the Project Communication Officer, Carmen Serrano from the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies-Spanish Cooperation (FIIAPP) and the Project Coordinator in Ethiopia, Pia Korpinen from the Austrian Development Agency. The session, moderatedby the lawyer and disability rights activist Yetnebersh Nigussie, will conclude with the inclusive performance offered by Destino Dance Company.

The project presentation will be followed by the technical workshop, dedicated to “Including persons with disabilities in Ethiopia”. Under the moderation of Dagnachew Wakene from the African Disability Alliance, Fantahun Melles (International Labour Organization – ILO), Berhanu Tefera (African Disability Forum) and Getachew Berhanu from UNICEF.

Event agenda


(Thursday) 09:00 - 13:00 Ethiopia


Mosaic Hotel

Bole Medhanialem