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Stakeholder conference in Brussels
Stakeholder seminar on disability mainstreaming in development cooperation April 4, 2019

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.

Ethiopian women in East Belesa
Successful activity involving women with and without disabilities in East Belesa (Ethiopia) March 28, 2019

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.

Signature of subgrants between AICS and the OPDs in Sudan
Bridging the Gap signs four grant agreements with Organisation of Persons with Disabilities in Sudan March 22, 2019

"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.

presentation of the advances on inclusive education in Ecuador
The organisations of persons with disabilities in Ecuador share the advances on inclusive education made in the framework of the project March 14, 2019

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.

Validation Meeting Bridging the Gap I Feb 2019
OHCHR organises a workshop on human rights indicators for the CRPD February 28, 2019

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.

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Job Opportunity: Financial Manager based in Madrid January 30, 2019

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.

A moment of the follow-up meetings organised by Bridging the Gap with local representatives of women with disabilities from the Sudanese state of Gedaref.
How to make the invisible visible, in Sudan December 21, 2018

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.

A moment of the Disability Equality Training organised by Bridging the Gap in Addis Ababa for DfID staff.
Intense month for Bridging the Gap in Ethiopia December 21, 2018

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.

Participants at the training on project planning and mangement in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
One week of training on project planning and management for OPDs in Burkina Faso December 21, 2018

30 representatives from organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) of Burkina Faso attended the training on project planning and management, organised by Bridging the Gap in the framework of the activities aimed at reinforcing the capacities of DPOs and delivered by the expert Nab Léonard Dabire.

segundo panel de debate evento anual de Bridging the Gap
The challenges to ensure inclusive education at the core of Bridging the Gap 2018 Annual event November 29, 2018

Under the heading “Tackling the challenges to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education”, Bridging the Gal celebrated its 2018 Annual event on November 28th in Madrid (Spain), gathering institutional representatives, development practitioners and organisations of persons with disabilities.