Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) was founded in 1998 as an autonomous umbrella body composed of individual Persons with Physical Disabilities (PWPDs) and their District Associations in Uganda. The main aim of forming UNAPD was to forge unity among PWPDs, advocate for their rights, fight their marginalization, educate them on their rights and ensure they are represented at all levels and uplift their standard of living. Ultimately UNAPD visualizes “a society where persons with physical disabilities live with dignity”.
The mission of UNAPD is “to advance member efforts in removing barriers that prevent persons with physical disabilities from enjoying rights through advocacy, capacity building and networking”. To achieve our purpose, since the founding of UNAPD, we have undertaken a series of policy and structural transformations in response to the reality of our member’s existence and needs. All our programmes have been implemented through well thought and inclusively developed strategic and annual work plans.