Entries by UNAPD

Commemoration of the Day of the African Child (DAC) 16th June 2014

As Uganda joins the rest of Africa to commemorate the Day of the African Child (DAC) on 16th June every year, Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) enhances her campaign on raising awareness on equal rights, opportunities of Children with Disabilities (CWDs) to access primary or elementary education. African children include those with disabilities […]


Training Advisor Capacity Building for Sustainable Development Project is a 4year (2014-2017)joint project being implemented by partners namely; Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD), Spinal Injury Association of Uganda (SIA), Uganda National Paralympics Committee (UPC) and Brian Support Organization of Uganda (BISOU). One of its components is a joint training program for Organizational Development. The project […]

UN awards UNAPD’s Accessibility Standards

The National Accessibility Standards developed by UNAPD have won a United Nations award; the Innovative Policy 2014. Below is a press statement from the UN: Kampala/Geneva/Vienna, 27th February 2014: Uganda’s “Mandatory Accessibility Standards” were today awarded the title “Innovative Policy 2014”at the United Nations Office at Vienna. The policy was highlighted at an international summit […]

The Building Control Act, 2013

The building control act, 2013 an Act to consolidate, harmonise and amend the law relating to the erection of buildings; to provide for building standards; to establish a National Building Review Board and Building Committees; to promote and ensure planned, decent and safe building structures that are developed in harmony with the environment; and for […]

Global Week on Education Campaign

As Uganda is celebrating the Global Week on Education (4th to 10th May 2014), Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) joins the rest of the world in raising awareness on equal rights, opportunities of CWDs to access primary or elementary education. Children with Disabilities (CWDs) have a fundamental right to education, without education, CWDs […]

Livelihood Support Project

This was a follow-up project to the Mocro-Finance Project but only implemented in Nebbi. After mainstreaming PWDs in the Village Savings and Loan Associations, it was realised that many of them were engaged in petty businesses unable to bring them enough money to meet their basic needs and have a surplus to save in their […]

Microfinance Project

Through this project, PWPDs were incorporated in the CARE Uganda’s Village Saving and Loan Associations in the districts of Soroti and Nebbi. The project’s major goal was to improve the livelihoods of Persons with Physical Disabilities through accessing loans to enable them carry out productive activities. The project was implemented in partnership with CARE Uganda, […]

HIV/AIDS Project

UNAPD successfully implemented Phase I and II of this project in partnership with the National Union of Disabled Persons in Uganda (NUDIPU). The project promoted HIV/AIDS and Sexual Reproductive Health among Persons with Physical Disabilities.

Labour Market Project

The project promoted a positive employment environment for PWD’s with formal education and without through advocacy, awareness-raising, linking PWDs to potential employers or training those without formal education into income generating activities. It was sponsored by the Danish Brain Injury Association. The pilot two-year project (2009-2010) was implemented in Makindye and Kawempe divisions in Kampala […]

Disability Rights Awareness Project

This was a tripartite project implemented by three Disabled People’s Organisations: Uganda National Action on Physical Disability; Mental Health Uganda; and National Association of the Deaf Blind. The project sought to improve the quality of life and enjoyment of disability rights among Persons with Mental Disabilities, Persons with Physical Disabilities and the Deaf-Blind (DB) in […]