The launch ceremony of the European programme “Bridging the Gap: inclusive policies and services to guarantee the equality of the rights of people with disabilities", took place in Khartoum.
The initiative - funded by the EU and co-funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and coordinated by FIIAPP (Spanish Cooperation) - promotes the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in five medium-and-low-income countries including Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Paraguay and Sudan.
In Sudan, AICS Khartoum is responsible for the implementation of the activities and focuses on universal access to work in line with the provisions of Art. 27 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The initiative aims to strengthen the skills and competences of public administrations and support organizations of people with disabilities, and to promote the mainstreaming of the concept of disability in International Cooperation consistently promoted by the slogan "nothing about us without us".
Upcoming events: a training for the promotion of self-employment of women with disabilities or mothers of children with disabilities in the State of Gedaref, and a study for the development of a database on the offer and job request that includes people with disabilities in the country.