UNAPD Strategic Plan 2018-2022

To achieve its purpose, UNAPD has since undertaken a series of structural, policy and cultural transformations in response to the reality of her member’s existence and needs. All her programmes have been implemented through well thought and participatorily developed strategic and annual work plans. This 2018 – 2022 strategic plan is the fourth in a series of strategic plans that have shaped the organisation and its work. Over the years UNAPD’s work has also evolved from focusing on short term projects to long term programmes. This strategic plan too continues to pursue a programmatic approach to UNAPD’s work focusing on advocacy, networking and partnership building, inclusive education, Economic Empowerment, Inclusive Design/Accessibility as well as institutional and membership development.

For more insights read through the strategic plan attached

UNAPD Strategic Plan 2018-2022

The stakeholders’ forum/learning fair for members of partner Disabled Peoples’ Organisations (DPOs) scheduled for 24th of November, 2017

Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD), Spinal Injuries Association -Uganda (SIA) and Brain Injury Support Organization of Uganda (BISOU) have been implementing a 4-year (2014-2017) joint project called “Capacity Building for Sustainable Development Project”.  This partnership project has been supported by our Danish Partners; Para-sport Denmark, Danish Handicapped Forbund (DHF) and Danish Brain Injury Association (DBIA).

As the 4 year project ends, the Project Partners have organized a learning fair/exhibition in which the beneficiaries will showcase how the project has impacted their lives. These will include but not limited to disability Sports, talent shows, exhibitions, simulations, and motivational speaking and music. The function which is inspired by the theme “Empowering PWDs; the journey of Capacity Building for Sustainable Development Project” will begin with a stakeholder’s forum in the morning hours and the learning fair/exhibition in the afternoon at Lugogo Sports Complex (MTN Arena, National Council of Sports) on Friday, 24th of November, 2017 and shall be celebrated by the State Minister for Works, Hon. Gen Edward Katumba Wamala and the Danish Ambassador to Uganda H.E. Mogens Pedersen.

Day of the African Child commemorations 2017

As Uganda commemorates the Day of the African child on 16th June 2015, Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) joins the rest of the world in raising awareness on equal rights, opportunities of Children with Disabilities (CWDs) to access inclusive education. CWDs have a fundamental right to education. Without education, CWDs cannot fully realize their potentials like other children.

This year Theme “sustainable development in 2030: Strengthen protection and equal opportunities for children”, There this year’s commemoration provides a unique moment to reflect upon the special challenges faced by CWDs in Africa, and very especially to reaffirm the commitment to safeguard their rights at all times.

Growing efforts have been deployed by countries in Africa to enhance the protection of CWDs, including from the risk of violence. The life of CWDs is surrounded by stigma, discrimination and prejudice, and deep invisibility. It is also marked by violence, neglect, injury, segregation and exploitation.

For families of CWDs, heavy demands and enhanced stress, lack of social and medical support, weak access to information on relevant services and entitlements, and a deep sense of isolation aggravates high level of Vulnerability of CWDs within the household

Many of the leading causes of disability in Africa are preventable. Hence, in addition to strengthening the protection of CWDs, efforts to prevent disability should also be at the centre of national action.

UNAPD calls upon the Government of Uganda to ensure effective implementation of international/national instruments for the protection of CWDs in particular and Children in general as we move towards achieving sustainable development in 2030.

Happy Day of the African Child commemorations 2017

 

UNAPD Update Vol 1 Issue 1 2017

I am glad to share with you Volume 1 Issue 1 of “The UNAPD Update” 2017, a newsletter for Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) attached.

It is a forum of members, stakeholders and partners to share views, feelings, comments, experiences and updates about key issues in UNAPD and disability in general.

UNAPD is an umbrella organization of persons with physical disabilities that advocates for equalization of opportunities among all the citizens of Uganda and access to all services for her membership.

In this edition, don’t miss:

The Impact of Capacity Building for Sustainable Dev’t Project: Where our members gives their stories on how the project has improved their lives

Fish Farming: As Arthur Blick Snr a renown former Motor Rally Celebrity nationally and globally takes you through venture of fish farming.

And much more

Comments are highly appreciated.

UNAPD Updates Vol 1 Issue 1 2017

 

 

The UNAPD Updates Volume 1 2015

Hello Stakeholders, Development Partners, Colleagues.

I am glad to share with you Volume 1 of “The UNAPD Update” 2015, a newsletter for Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) attached.

It is a forum of members, stakeholders and partners to share views, feelings, comments, experiences and updates about key issues in UNAPD and disability.

The UNAPD Updates Volume 1 2015

The UNAPD UPDATES Issue 2

I am glad to share with you issue 2 of “The UNAPD Update” 2014, a newsletter for Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) attached.

It is a forum of members, stakeholders and partners to share views, feelings, comments, experiences and updates about key issues in UNAPD and disability. This time around we include our partner organizations; Spinal Injury Association of Uganda (SIA) and Brain Injury Support Organization of Uganda (BISOU)

THE UNAPD UPDATES

 

Induction

UNAPD with support from the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund (DRAF) is implementing the Accessibility Improvement Project Making Uganda Accessible for all through operationalizing the CRPD and the Philosophy of Universal Design’ in Kampala and Mukono districts aimed at improving physical accessibility to private and public buildings.

Tomorrow 17th April 2015 UNAPD team will be in Mukono for the induction of PWDs, political and technical leaders of Nabaale Sub-county on the Accessibility improvement project especially development of an ordinance on accessibility.

World Day against Child Labour & International Day of the African child

In respect to World Day against Child Labour, 12 June 2015 and in Commemoration of the Day of the African child on 16th June 2015

 As Uganda marks the World Day Against Child Labour on 12th June 2015 and commemorates the Day of the African child on 16th June 2015, Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) joins the rest of the world in raising awareness on equal rights, opportunities of CWDs to access inclusive and accessible education. Children with Disabilities (CWDs) have a fundamental right to education. Without education, CWDs cannot fully realize their potentials like other children.

End Child marriage because it has disturbing and long term effects such as health, education, psychological, emotional, mental etc on the life and the future of a girl child.

Stop child labour, ensure free, compulsory and quality education from accessible and inclusive schools settings to all CWDs including; deaf, blind, physical, little children/people, deaf blind, epilepsy, albinos, mental health etc. by constructing accessible facilities such as latrines, ramps, wide doors, train teachers in child to child education approach, encourage sign language training, avoid nick naming of CWDs, give CWDs scholastic materials, Braille education materials, procure accessible furniture etc

Design strategies to ensure that national policies on child labour and education are consistent and effective in line with respect to the rights of disabled children. Additionally develop policies that ensure access to quality education and investment in the teaching profession with special focus to CWDs.

This message targets government, development partners, traditional and religious leaders, architects, engineers and contractors, owners of schools, parents, care givers, fellow pupils/students, community leaders and general public.

 End Child marriage, NO to child labour – YES to quality education!