IDA, CBM Global and UNICEF in collaboration with African Disability Forum (ADF) is calling for applications for OPDs and Humanitarian actors who are working in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda and Senegal for the Bridge CRPD-SDGs Module 3 on Article 11 focused on complex emergencies.

The training will take place between the 14 to 20 October 2023 in Niger. The deadline for the application is July 26, 2023.

ADF, IDA, and IDDC have the pleasure to launch this open call for participation in the Bridge CRPD-SDGs training cycle for Portuguese speaking African countries (Mozambique, Cape Verde, Angola, Guinea Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe). The deadline for applications is 19 May 2022.

From the 22 to 24 February, the Joint of National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD), the West Africa Federation of the Disabled (WAFOD), the African Disability Forum (ADF) and IDA organized a three day training workshop on Inclusive Education for West African representatives of organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs), in English, French and Nigerian Sign Languages. The workshop brought together 26 participants and facilitators from ten African countries, from different constituencies, including people affected by leprosy, Deaf people, persons with albinism and persons with psychosocial disabilities.

The barriers and the discrimination faced by persons with disabilities in everyday life are greatly amplified when society breaks down as a result of crises such as conflicts or natural...

For any queries, please contact the Bridge CRPD-SDGs Coordinator: aabdalla [at]

About Bridge

Bridge CRPD-SDGs is an intensive training programme that aims to support organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) and disability rights advocates to develop an inclusive (all persons with disabilities) and comprehensive (all human rights) CRPD perspective on development, including the post-2015 agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to reinforce their advocacy for inclusion and realisation of rights of persons with disabilities. Read more