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Innovating Pathways for Employment Inclusion (IPEI)

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Innovating Pathways for Employment Inclusion (IPEI)

PROJECT TITLE

Innovating Pathways for Employment Inclusion (IPEI)

Abbreviation

(IPEI)



PROJECT BRIEF 
 (Narrative – 500 words max including project aim/goal, approach, beneficiaries, intended changes etc.) 

IPEI is a three-year programme designed to develop, test, validate, and share learning from interventions that will directly improve access to waged employment in the private sector for women and men with disabilities. It will demonstrate the potential for change by identifying the most successful interventions that strengthen the disability ecosystem.

 

IPEI will directly benefit 10,000 people with disabilities of working age. In addition, the programme will reach: 120 government personnel; 100 DPO representatives; 100 employer representatives; and 12,000 family and community members of people with disabilities.

 

The project will be delivered through a consortium, bringing together a diverse and complimentary group of partners, each of whom have significant expertise. The consortium will be supported by implementing partners, including at least 20 Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs), 80 private companies, relevant government agencies and government staff in the implementing countries, technology-based recruitment companies and key academic institutions

 

Intended Outcome: People with disabilities, particularly women with disabilities, have increased opportunities to engage in decent waged employment, including in the digital economy

Objectives/Outcomes/Long-term Results

IPEI will work in urban locations in Bangladesh (Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet) to promote the economic empowerment of women and men with disabilities, by increasing their access to and meaningful inclusion in waged employment in the private sector.Pilot interventions

 

Output 1: Inclusive national systems and policies strengthen the disability ecosystem to support equal access to waged employment for women and men with disabilities in the target countries

 

Output 2: A supportive Private sector creating inclusive employment opportunities for women and men with disabilities in the target countries

 

Output 3: People with disabilities, particularly women with disabilities, have increased opportunities to engage in decent waged employment, including in the digital economy.

Major Activities

  • Providing small grants, capacity building training, and technical guidance to support DPOs’ national advocacy efforts as per the findings of the analysis of the data collection and conducted research
  • Conduct advocacy 
  • Conducting employer accessibility audits Training and sensitization of employers’ staff, management and trade unions on inclusiveness and gender for private companies 
  • Training on health and safety, including safeguarding principles, to ensure women and men with disabilities are not placed at risk of harm during work for Private Companies 
  • Conduct Soft Skill Training for Person with Disabilities  


NAME OF DONOR(S)

CBM 

PROJECT DURATION


Starting Date

1st July 2019 

Ending Date

31st March 2022 

PROJECT CONTACT DETAILS


Contact Person's Name 

S M Ali Has Nain Fatme 

Designation

Project Manager 

Email address

[email protected]

Phone Number

01714747128 

PROJECT LOCATION


Division(s)

Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet)

District(s)

Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet)

NAME OF PARTNER ORGANISATION(S) 
 (If applicable)

  1. National Grassroots Disabilities Organization (NGDO)
  2. National Council of Disabled Women (NCDW)
  3. Human Rights Disability and Development Foundation(HDDF) 
  1. Women with Disabilities Development Foundation – WDDF
  2. Bangladesh Society for the Change and Advocacy Nexus (B-SCAN)
  1. Disabled Development and Research Center (DDRC) 
  1. Alliance of Urban DPO's in Chittagong (AUDC) 
  2. SHAMAJ VIKTIK PROTIVONDI O SHISHU SHURAKKA SHANGSTHA
  3. Disabled Child Foundation (DCF)
  4. Bangladesh Disabled Development Trust (BDDT)

TOTAL BUDGET IN BDT,74

BDT 2,30,74,253 /- 

TARGET BENEFICIARIES 
 
Total number only

4000

Direct Beneficiaries

1000

Indirect Beneficiaries

3000