Snapshot of the virtual final event. The ISL interpreter and Siham Ahmed from Sudan are in the picture.
Beyond Bridging the Gap: the Virtual Closing Event of our project June 29, 2021

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).

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Bridging the Gap analyses its contribution to disability-inclusive development June 23, 2021

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…

Bridging the Gap’s webinar-based training cycle available in Portuguese May 12, 2021

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.

screenshot of the event: a ecuadorian sign interpreter, a internastional sign interpreter, the minister of SENADIS, Mariela Soledad Ramírez y Federico Martire, director of Bridging the Gap
Bridging the Gap promotes the creation of a Latin American community of good practices in inclusive education May 10, 2021

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.

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Sudan restates its commitment to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of public life April 30, 2021

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.

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IDA and IDDC launch an advocacy campaign to prioritize persons with disabilities in COVID-19 vaccination April 23, 2021

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…

Screenshot of the event: ISL interpreter, Federico Martire, moderator of the event and the speaker MEP Soraya Ramos
The challenges and solutions for a disability-inclusive COVID-19 recovery debated at IVth Bridging the Gap’s Stakeholder Conference April 20, 2021

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…

Screenshot: one African man speaking and two SL interpreters
Bridging the Gap, the ILO/UNICEF/UNPRPD Inclusive Social Protection Programme, IDA, and ADF call for action on equal access to social protection programs in Africa April 8, 2021

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. 

Job Opportunity: Bridging the Gap coordinator in Burkina Faso  March 22, 2021

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). 

Tender opportunity: Technical Assistance for the virtual undertaking of the final capitalisation study of Bridging the Gap March 8, 2021

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.