Description/achievement of initiative
IDA and IDDC work in partnership to promote the rights of persons with disabilities and realize the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and to ensure that the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is inclusive of persons with disabilities.
In particular, the partnership engages in the following broad programmatic activities:capacity building of organizations of persons with disabilities in the global South, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, monitoring and implementation of the CRPD (with particular focus on global South countries), data collection and disaggregation for persons with disabilities, humanitarian preparation and response, disaster risk reduction and gender equality.
Further, the partnership is the cornerstone of civil society representation within the following UN programmes: the United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities(UNPRPD) (both organizations are members of the policy board and management committee); the Inter-Agency Support Group for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (IASG) (both networks are members); the Global Action on Disability (GLAD) Network, which is a coordination mechanismto enhance the inclusion of persons with disabilities in international development and humanitarian action; both networks are involved in the establishment and coordination of the Civil Society Coordination Mechanisms for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD and the High-level Political Forum providing opportunities for organizations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) to engage in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
BRIDGE CRPD-SDG is an intensive training programme that aims to support DPO and disability rights advocates to develop an inclusive (all persons with disabilities) and comprehensive (all human rights) CRPD perspective on development, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to reinforce their advocacy for inclusion and realization of rights of persons with disabilities.
BRIDGE CRPD-SDG is a joint initiative by the International Disability Alliance (IDA) and the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), and is supported by the Disability Rights Fund (DRF).
BRIDGE CRPD-SDG was devised to respond to increasing demands for trainings on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and inclusive development, and how these link to achieving the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. It is a coordinated training investment, drawing from the resources and experiences of the IDA and IDDC networks and their members.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
Overall, the partnership is defined within a memorandum of understanding.
Each of the networks is governed by a transparent, democratic and representative board of directors.
Specificjoint governance mechanisms are put in place to implement projects and activities, e.g. an annual capacity building project targeting more than 100 persons with disabilities from the global South.
Additional modalities of partnership include inter alia: annual meetings with representatives from both boards, regular monthly working meetings between the Executive Director and the Chair of both networks.
African Disability Forum, Arab Organization of Persons with Disabilities, ASEAN Disability Forum, DSI, EDF, Inclusion International, IFSBH, International Federation of Hard of Hearing People, World Blind Union, World Federation of the Deaf, World Federation of Deafblind, World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, RIADIS, Pacific Disability Forum, AbleChildAfrica, ADD International, AIFO, Atlas Alliance, BEZEV, CBM, Disability Partnership Finland, DPOD, DCDD, EU-CORD, FAIRMED, Handicap International, HelpAge, IAPB, International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations, II, Kentalis International Foundation, Leonard Cheshire Disability, TLM, LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, Liliane Fonds, Motivation, MyRight, NDCS, Netherlands Leprosy Relief, NAD, OVCI, Plan International, Sense International, Sightsavers