Terms of Reference – Legal Consultant (Closed)

Presentation of the mission Special Talent Exchange Program Gender Equality Funding Organization United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Objective of the Project Strengthened capacity of public sector and civil society partners to advance gender equality and prevent to and respond to gender-based violence in development and humanitarian settings Time of the Consultancy April – June 2021 Place of the project: Islamabad – Pakistan Presentation of the context 2-1- Context Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) for better, more inclusive policies that adequately and systematically address the needs and rights of persons with disabilities. STEP advocacy strategy on inclusive development concentrates on strengthening…

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Wheelchair Distribution Among Deserving Persons 2020

Wheelchair distribution event, President of Pakistan in partnership with Embassy of Azerbaijan, Islamabad, and Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP). Many Thanks, Honourable President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi & Excellency Ambassador Ali Alizade for your support. Increased independence (Wheelchair Distribution) Both electric and manual wheelchairs enable the user without assistance to get around and perform daily activities. In particular, an electric wheelchair offers improved mobility because of its ease-of-use and the capacity to ride without exhaustion. Even a manual wheelchair, however, provides the user and their carer with extra flexibility. A wheelchair will minimize the risk and anxiety of falling…

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Chevening Scholarship Programme 2021/2022 – Briefing Session for Persons with Disabilities

A briefing session on Chevening Scholarship 2021/2022 will be held by the Chevening Team on October 13, 2020, from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. This session will be online on Zoom. Persons with disabilities who want to apply for this Fully-funded scholarship programme to undertake any master’s course at any UK university are encouraged to attend this session. For registration kindly fill the registration form from the following link. https://disabilityjobcenter.pk/2020/10/06/chevening-scholarship-programme-2021-2022-briefing-session-for-persons-with-disabilities/  

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Procurement of Laptops, Smart Phone and Internet Device (Closed)

In order to execute the project operation in Islamabad quotations are invited from well-reputed and resisted IT Accessories Companies having sound experience in providing IT Accessories to the clients. Description QTY Quoted rates Computer and equipment’s 1.       Laptop (Core i7 8th Generation) 2.       Smart Phone Infinix Hot 9 Play 4GB 3.       4G Internet Device 10 10 10 Submit original quotations along with this RFQ Terms & Conditions: Quotations should be on company/firms' letter head. Quoted rates should be inclusive of taxes (if any) please mention separately This RFQ is part of a competitive procurement process, which helps to serve the…

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Disability Inclusive Project Management – Air University
Muhammad Atif, Executive Director is delivering the session to Air university Students

Disability Inclusive Project Management – Air University

Disability Inclusive Project Management Summary STEP in collaboration with Air University, Islamabad organized a session for students of Management Sciences on Disability Inclusive Project Management. The event was attended by students and Head of Department "Management Sciences"!. Mr. Muhammad Atif, Executive Director and Ms. Abia Akram, Project Director have been delivered the lectures to the students of the University. The also sensitized the students about the rights of persons with disabilities. My principle motivation behind the disability inclusive project management session where persons with disabilities themselves or individuals from their families start to lead the pack in the executives, arrangement…

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Global Disability Summit Pakistan 2018
Group picture of Disability Global Summit

Global Disability Summit Pakistan 2018

Summary A commitment on the rights, freedom, dignity and inclusion of people with disabilities was endorsed today in a summit hosted by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). This summit was organized as a satellite event in connection with the Global Disability Summit which will take place on July 24 in London to mobilize global commitments on disability. The summit was organized in collaboration with the Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP) and Sight savers. A large number of representatives of Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, media and donors attended the event and discussed measures to improve…

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Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016

Pakistan Mobile App Awards Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016, is a joint initiative of PTA, Ministry of Information Technology and Internet Society (ISOC) Asia-Pacific Bureau in partnership with, National ICT R&D Fund, Telenor Pakistan, Special Talent Exchange Program, Youth Foundation of Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Pakistan Foundation Fighting Business and Pakistan Blind Cricket Council. This initiative has been taken to encourage Pakistani individuals who have developed the most innovative user generated or professionally produced content. President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday said that focus on Information Technology (IT) for stability of national economy was must and the use of IT…

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Leadership Conference of Persons with Disabilities 2009
Leadership Conference

Leadership Conference of Persons with Disabilities 2009

Leadership Conference of Persons with Disabilities A declaration calling for the ratification of United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) was endorsed at the National Leadership Conference for Persons with Disabilities. Held at the National Institute for Special Education (NISE) from 12-14 Aug 2009, the conference was organized by Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) in partnership with Telenor Pakistan’s flagship corporate initiative “Khuddar Pakistan.”  The conference witnessed an unprecedented attendance of 50 Disabled Persons Organizations, key leaders from the disability rights movement, state officials, disability advisors, volunteers as well as Telenor Pakistan management.

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National Meeting of Disabled Persons Organizations 2010

National Meeting of DPO's Government of Pakistan, development organizations and self-help organizations of persons with disabilities all over the country are contributing in the rehabilitation, empowerment and mainstreaming of disabled persons since early 80s but a dire need has always been felt to have a national podium with shared goal. With the prime objective of carving a common agenda the meeting was called.   With the introduction of organizations a warm up facilitation organized for DPOs representatives for better understanding working as network. Next day a brain storming session started how to strengthen National level mechanism of DPOs in Pakistan.…

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Center for Research on Inclusive Development 2019

Center for Research on Inclusive DevelopmentIn Pakistan, estimates of the number of persons living with disabilities vary between 3.3m and 27m, depending on whether they are based on government statistics (the last census which measured the prevalence rates was taken in 1998) or whether they come from other agencies. Pakistan did, in fact, make early attempts at including persons with disabilities in the 1980s with the introduction of education and employment policies, setting up special schools for persons with disabilities, for example, and mandating businesses to employ persons with disabilities through a quota-based system and levies. But although these were…

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