The collaborative partnership between the University of Gondar, Queens University, Canada and the Mastercard Foundation has been creating practical results. As a part of the partnership talented students with disabilities and disadvantages are getting an opportunity to get an all-expense paid higher education, faculty and staff from the University of Gondar are studying abroad and the latest venture is an opportunity to gain a chance to do joint problem solving research.

The research will answer questions related to access, quality, and relevance of education or CBR programming for people with disabilities and will address gaps in research and practice in Ethiopia and regionally. Some examples of types of projects this RFP will fund include (but are not limited to):

  •  Accommodations for people with disabilities in post-secondary education in Ethiopia/Africa
  •  Educational technology / appropriate technology in Ethiopia/Africa
  •  Disability and inclusive education policy creation and implementation at UoG and other MasterCard Foundation partner universities or in Ethiopia/Africa
  •  Social determinants of health and disability and impact on inclusive education in Ethiopia/Africa
  •  Transition to work, livelihoods, and link between education and accessible employment in Ethiopia/Africa
  • Impact of CBR programming on access to education for young people with disabilities in Ethiopia.

Proposals must be submitted by email to the project Research and Learning Coordinator Nomusa Mngoma at by 5:00 pm EST on Monday, September 16, 2019.

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