On occasion of the Global disability Summit 2019, celebrated in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 6 to 8 June, Bridging the Gap organised the side event ‘Migration and disability’ to highlighted the situation of one of the most vulnerable groups in society. The event took place on 6th June and it was organised together with International Disability Alliance (IDA), the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons With Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), the Mexican Coalition for Persons with Disabilities (COAMEX), and Human Right Watch.
Around 50 people attended the “Foro Internacional de Experiencias sobre la Inclusión Educativa de Personas con Discapacidad”, organized by Bridging the Gap and held on 7 June in Quito, Ecuador.
Bridging the Gap held in Brussels the 'Stakeholder seminar on disability mainstreaming in development cooperation' to strengthen the project development practitioner’s partners in defining a stronger and more effective approach to disability mainstreaming.
Bridging the Gap project’ team visited East Belesa on 26th March as part of an activity carried out within the framework of its joint work with the programme SWEEP, which empowers women living in the villages of the woredas of East and West Belesa, among other activities.
"This is a happy day, an important day for the disability movement in Sudan". Mr. Badraldeen, secretary general of the National Council of Persons with Disabilities of Sudan (NCPD), praised with these words the signature of four subgrants between the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and five Sudanese Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) held in Khartoum on 20 March.
The advances of Bridging the Gap project in Ecuador were shared yesterday at an event celebrated in Quito and organised by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), implementation partner of the Project within the country. The meeting brought together European, Spanish and Ecuadorian authorities, development partners and organisations of persons with disabilities.
On 25 and 26 February, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized and led at Geneva (Switzerland) a consultation meeting related to the first component of Bridging the Gap project.
Bridging the Gap, the European Union's flagship initiative on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in international development cooperation is looking for a Financial Manager to join the Project Management Unit, based in Madrid.
From the 15 to the 18 of December 2018, BtG Sudan visited the Councils for Persons with Disability (CPD) in the states of Gedaref and Kassala. The mission intended to monitor the impact of the activity held in Gedaref collecting also suggestions for planning the second phase. The meeting with the CPD in Gedaref was held at the office of the Union for Women and Children with Disability that was the main beneficiary of the activity implemented in May.
Bridging the Gap in Ethiopia lived a very intense month of activities in between mid-November and December. Four important trainings were organised, with the objective of strengthening the relevance of the disability component in international cooperation activities in the country.