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.

JOB Opportunity

VACANCIES

 ADD International in partnership with the Gulu Disabled Peoples Union, Source of the Nile Union of Persons with Albinism, and Uganda National Action on Physical Disabilities has received a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to implement the Sustainable Livelihoods for People with Disabilities project in Jinja, Kampala, Omoro and Wakiso districts for a period of 24 months.

The partners are therefore recruiting staff with relevant qualifications for the following posts: as per the attached JOB Advert and JOB Description.

JOB Description Project Assistants

JOB Advert Project Assistants

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