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Fostering Accessibility Competence & Inclusive Employment Alliance

What is this Project?

Overall Objective:

Train Accessibility Specialists and Personal Assistants (focusing on disability support skills) predominately training individuals with disabilities and enabling them to obtain meaningful employment after their cohort.

Duration:

6-month training and 6-month work experience (Total 12 months per cohort) The Alliance will run for three years.

Location:

Egypt (Cairo)

Project Breakdown

What do we want to deliver?

Accessibility Specialist Training
(Technical Program)

Enables the employment of candidates in 4 key roles :

  1. Accessible & Inclusive UX Design
  2. Accessible Technical Consultant
  3. Accessibility Auditor/Tester
  4. Accessibility Project Manager

This is planned to be achieved using on-the-job and traditional learning approaches.

Accessibility Fundamentals Workshops

Promotion of training programs, profession, disability awareness and accessibility best practices to enable companies to build accessible and inclusive e-governance.

Disability Inclusive Personal/ Executive Assistants Training

Accessibility fundamentals for meetings, events, documents, communications and supporting an individual with disability training. This will enable individuals with disabilities to be assisted at the workplace by their personal/executive assistants.

Inclusive Technology Labs

Physical spaces for hands-on training and demonstrations are available for various training programs, partners, and individuals with disabilities. These spaces benefit those needing to learn about adjustments and accommodations, especially during the phase of workplace adjustment assessments in the training program.

Project Timelines

2024

January 2024

Preparation start of training content and project plan, getting candidates.

June-July 2024

First intake of both Accessibility Specialists and Inclusive Personal Assistants.

2025

January 2025

Second intake of both Accessibility Specialists and Inclusive Personal Assistants.

March 2025

Usability & Accessibility Fundamentals & Testing Workshops (of web and IT). Opening of Inclusive Technology Training Labs.

2026

January 2026

Second intake of both Accessibility Specialists and Inclusive Personal Assistants.

2027

December 2027

Closure celebration of program for IDPWD.

How can I join the Alliance?

We are looking for a number of partners in key areas of the Alliance, we have broken down the key types of partners we are attempting to obtain for the Alliance.


Program Adopters

These will be partners who take on employees willing to enroll for training to assist them in obtaining employment in the accessibility sector.

Partners in this pillar would mainly:

  • Fund the training of individuals through the scheme.
  • Provide meaningful employment for successful candidates from the scheme.


Program Contributors

These partners will assist in the program’s development (single or multiple components), which could be the training collateral.

Partners in this pillar would mainly:

  • Provide funding to support the creation of the training or labs.
  • Provide hardware or software to be used in the labs, or equipment for the individuals taking the training.
  • Local facilities for the running of the cohorts.


Ecosystem Contributors

These partners will assist in utilizing their networks to implement the program using their local experience.

Partners in this pillar would mainly:

  • Support the alliance locally to attract talent to the alliance.
  • Connect local stakeholders to the alliance to ensure the alliance delivers effective value locally.


Official Bodies

Educational Institutes will assist with the delivery of training, and potentially its creation, and Ministerial Bodies will assist in alignment to local initiatives.

Partner in this pillar would mainly be governmental or arm length bodies:

  • Support in alignment of Alliance objectives to local support/funding.
  • Advocate for the Alliance’s long-term impact and support in policy/legislative.


International Enablers

Educational institutes will assist with the delivery of training and potentially its creation, and Ministerial Bodies will assist in alignment with local initiatives.

Partners in this pillar would mainly be governmental or arm length bodies:

  • Support in alignment of Alliance objectives to local support/funding.
  • Advocate for the alliance’s long-term impact and support in policy/legislative.

Who are the current Partners?

Partners Supporting in the Delivery of the Alliance:

german cooperation DEUTSCHE ZUSAMMENARBEIT Implemented by giz Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH In cooperation with develoPPP where business meet development

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Deutsch Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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Interested in joining the Alliance? Please take a moment to provide us with your details so we can reach out with additional information

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