Time to wrap up. After four years of work, Bridging the Gap is about to end, and to celebrate the project organised a virtual closing event on June 14th, as part of the 14th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP14). The event “Beyond Bridging the Gap: from inclusive policies to community inclusion” proposed 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 towards the concrete implementation of disability-inclusive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On June 8th and 9th 2021, The European project “Bridging the Gap II – Inclusive Policies and Services for Equal Rights of Persons with Disabilities” (BtG-II), organised an online technical workshop and…
Thanks to the collaboration between Bridging the Gap and the project funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) "PIN - participative paths for the economic inclusion of young people with disabilities in Mozambique - AID11460", led by the Italian Non-governmental organisation “Amici di Raoul Follereau” (AIFO) and in partnership with Terres des Hommes and the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS), Bridging the Gap's webinar-based training cycle have been translated and subtitled in Portuguese.
As part of the capitalization strategy of the project, Bridging the Gap held on 4 and 5 May the virtual conference ‘The path to inclusive and accessible education policies: Data, indicators, and best practices for the educational inclusion of girls and boys with disabilities' with the aim of promoting the creation of a Latin American community of best practices in inclusive educational policies based on data obtained according to internationally recognised principles.
After ten years of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Sudan, the National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), with the support of Bridging the Gap and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) Khartoum Office, has started a series of initiatives to integrate and enforce the principles set out in the CRPD and to coordinate the legal framework towards disability inclusion over the next ten years.
The International Disability Alliance (IDA) and the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) have initiated an advocacy campaign to call on all governments, United Nations agencies and the private sector to take…
The IVth Stakeholder Conference of Bridging the Gap “OPDs meet the EU: joining forces for inclusive development”, held on April 15th, joined representatives from the European Union (EU) and Organisations of Persons…
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.
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).
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.