- October 24, 2019

Bridge Asian multi-countries cycle – Module 1 December 2019 and Module 2 August 2020

IDA and its members, together with IDDC and its members (in particular the Disabled People’s Organization Denmark - DPOD, CBM and HI), along with Transforming Communities for Inclusion (TCI) Asia-Pacific, have the pleasure to launch this open call for participation in the Bridge CRPD-SDGs Asian multi-countries cycle

Module 1 will take place in Nepal between the 28th of November and 5th of December, 2019. This training invites applications from persons and organizations from Bangladesh, India, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Language & accommodation

  • The training will be delivered in English. Participants may require simultaneous interpretation into their national/ local language. 
  • Individual requests will be considered and will be approved depending on the available budget.  
  • Sign language interpretation or any alternative modes and formats of communication would also be available and supported.

Most marginalised groups
The selection of candidates will be an open process based on fair representation of gender, age and different types of disabilities and background such as people from rural and remote areas, indigenous people and ethnic minorities. 

Deaf people, persons with deafblindness, persons with intellectual disabilities, persons with psychosocial disabilities, persons with autism and persons affected by leprosy are strongly encouraged to apply.  The emphasis of the programme is on inclusion. The inclusive facilitation ensures that no one is left behind in the training methodology. 

You do not need a certification of disability in order to apply. If selected, your support requirements will be jointly assessed with the facilitation team and reasonable accommodation would be facilitated. 

You can read about the different ways in which past training cycles have ensured inclusion on the webpage on Bridge CRPD-SDGs training initiative.

Participation in the Bridge CRPD-SDGs training does NOT require payment of feesNeither you nor your organisation will be required to pay for any fee to participate in the Bridge CRPD-SDGs Training. 

For that reason, each and all Bridge CRPD-SDGs participants commit themselves in disseminating back the knowledge and experiences acquired through the training to their organisations and networks, as well as to the broad disability movement. All logistical costs related to the training will be borne by the organizers including travel, accommodation and hospitality.

Application process
Interested persons are invited to provide us with the following documents:

  1. letter of expression of interest stating experience and commitment to the whole process (one-page maximum). This could be done via recorded oral or video presentation, including in sign language or other alternate forms of communication;
  2. An updated CV in English;
  3. letter of recommendation on letterhead from a member DPO of a national, sub-regional or continental DPO, or from IDA or IDDC members, or other allies, in English.

Applications, including the required attachments mentioned above, must be submitted by e-mail to the following address:  bridge-regional-fellow [at] no later than 31 October 2019.

Criteria for application 
In case you or your organisation is interested to apply, make sure you fulfil the following criteria:

  • Be an active member of the disability movement, being either a DPO, a member of a DPO federation, a member of IDA members, be supported or staff of an IDDC member, or be from a group of persons with disabilities who have been traditionally excluded,
  • Be committed to learn, exchange and support other disability activists within their own group and beyond: be this at a local, national or regional level,
  • Present a working awareness of the CRPD and a commitment to learning more about how to apply human rights concepts approaches, including using other human rights treaties, and the SDGs to advocate for disability-inclusive public policy at national and local levels,
  • Demonstrate experience, interest and aptitude to engage in influencing development processes and public policy, be this at a local, national or regional level,
  • Be able to fully attend both modules and to undertake given assignments (a full missed day, may disqualify the participant from being certified as having completed the Bridge CRPD-SDGs training)

Further information in the documents listed below: Concept Note and the Call for Applications.

See more by

Category: BRIDGE

In other news