Welcome to UNAPD

The Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) is an indigenous, non-partisan, non-political, non-religious, gender-inclusive and democratic organisation in Uganda (East Africa) that brings together Persons with Physical Disabilities (PWPD). It is a membership organisation started in 1998 by and for PWPD to create a common voice in airing views, challenges, and advocacy for the rights of PWPD.

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Dina Muhumbira

My Journey to Permanent Employment at Kasese Local Government

Namukasa Amina

“My Visual Impairment did not stop me from becoming a Community Development Officer of Masaka District Local Government”

Pretty’s Life Changed after Joining School in Kabale district.

Pretty Nyamwezi is my name and I am twelve years old and living with my mother, now in primary one at special needs education Centre, Kitanga (Kabale District).

Mr. Ebu John Michael Community Development Officer (CDO) of Lumino sub county, Busia District

When the Disability sports project was introduced in Lumino, it came with a number of experiences.

Life changing experience by Lykke Strange Olsen (Danish Student at co-creation)

As a woman born and raised in Denmark who's never been outside Europe, my knowledge about life in African countries has been very limited. Prior to my three weeks in Uganda, I thought I knew a lot about Africa. In reality, I only knew three things for sure

Janet Ajangi

My name is Janet Ajangi and I am a member of UNAPD based in Lira, I was born normal but suffered severe malaria in 1996 when I was 7 years, my dad tried all possible ways to help me but in vain.

The @UN was not created to take mankind to heaven, but to save humanity from hell. -- Dag Hammarskjöld

Today marks the 75th anniversary of one of the best ideas humankind has ever had: the #UnitedNations. #UNDay #UN75

Let's pray...
Thank you Lord for leading us into a new day. As you see us struggling with life & a number of problems-we request you to always show us mercy & the wright path. Use us Abba Father for Your divine purpose. In Jesus' name we pray-AMEN
By Kwagala Allen

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Gee, man! That Ji-Man Choi can really play first base for the Rays https://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/story/2020-10-24/rays-ji-man-choi-can-really-play-first-base-world-series-dodgers

Experience life aboard the International Space Station like never before.

Learn more about Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, a project by TIME and @felixandpaul: https://ti.me/2Th7T6b

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Latest Projects

Building Strategic Alliance for Disability Rights in Uganda (SAAP) 2018 – 2020

With support from our Danish partners Dansk Handicap For bund (DHF) and Para-sport Denmark (PD), UNAPD secured funds to implement a two year project titled “Building Strategic Alliance for Disability Rights in Uganda” which will focus on three thematic areas of Livelihoods, Physical Accessibility and Disability Sports. The project is to use a strategy of […]

Increasing Access to Waged Employment for Persons with Disabilities in Kampala (2018-2020)

Leonard Cheshire (LC) which is a UK registered charity that works globally in the field of Disability and Inclusive Development received funding from Big Lottery Fund to deliver a 2 year project (Aug 2018-July 2020) entitled ‘Increasing access to waged employment for Persons with Disabilities in Kampala’. This project is implemented by Cheshire Services Uganda […]

Sexual and Reproductive health and Rights of PWDs 2018 – 2020

Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) has been overlooked by both the disability community and those working on Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRHS). This leaves PWDs among the most marginalized groups when it comes to SRHS, they have the same needs for SRHS as everyone else. In fact, PWDs […]

Accessibility Improvement Project (2019 – 2020)

The National Coalition Project is for a continuation of UNAPD and coalition partner’s efforts on adoption and enforcement of the Act and Bye laws and building the social movement in Rwanda in line with article 9 of UNCRPD (Accessibility). Our National Coalition Project is to build partnerships with Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA), Makerere University, […]

BlazeSports International Sports Project 2017 – 2018

This is a small project funded by BlazeSports International and being implemented in collaboration with Uganda Paralympic Committee and Uganda National Action on Physical Disability – UNAPD Brief Description of proposed project and activities This project is about increasing participation of Youth with Physical Disabilities (YWPDs) in amputee soccer and physical activities with a goal […]

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