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

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My Journey to Permanent Employment at Kasese Local Government

Namukasa Amina

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“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.

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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

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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)

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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

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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.

RAIS wa Zanzibar Ali Shein, akimsikiliza Rais wa Umoja wa Kamati za Olimpiki za Afrika Mustapha Berraf, alipofika Ikulu Zanzibar na Ujumbe wake kuonana na Rais wa Zanzibar.

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"The second problem is that many change management efforts are outsourced to SAP systems integrators who don’t necessarily understand the software." https://t.co/pDQNqqJkrJ

Congress Preparing to Focus on ‘#FutureofWork’.Lawmakers have reached across the aisle to form a new caucus that will help to define Congress’s approach to legal & regulatory concerns arising from the adoption of #AI, #Robotics & other forms of #Automation https://t.co/lCctf0PjIr

Forest clearing has forced hungry chimps to raid villagers’ crops. At times, chimps kill children, and villagers kill chimps https://t.co/CZukZ0lKCU

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Latest Projects

SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD PROJECT 2017 – 2019

This is a project being funded by the Big Lottery Fund for a period of 2 years with a possible renewal of 3 years upon satisfactory in the first two years. ADD International is the lead partner in this coalition with Uganda National Action for Persons with Disabilities (UNAPD) for project activities in Kawempe Division […]

Inclusive education in Uganda project 2017 – 2019

UNAPD is committed to ensure that Children with Disabilities (CWDs) access education at all levels as enshrined in UNCRPD, Article 24 which states that “State Parties shall ensure an inclusive education system at all levels and lifelong learning” and SDG #4 “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. In […]

Accessibility Improvement and raising profile of PWDs in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies January 2018 – December 2018

This is a National Coalition project with support from the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund (DRAF) being implemented by Uganda National Action on Physical Disability in partnership with Makerere University Department of Architecture and Physical Planning and Mukono District Action of Physical Disability. To advocate for the implementation of the Building Control Act and related by-laws […]

Budget Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities in Soroti and Hoima District

 2018 – 2019 supported by Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) According to the Local Government Act (as amended in 2010), PWDs and other marginalized groups in Uganda have to be represented at all levels of local government beginning from the L.C 1 committees, up to the district councils to have a clear platform of […]

Raising profile of PWDs in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies in line with article 11 of the UNCRPD

January 2016 – December 2016 The issue of climate change is increasingly important in Uganda and UNAPD recognizes that PWDs are especially vulnerable to the impact of climate change and plans to ensure that this project addresses this vulnerability; the project is supported by Disability Rights Fund (DRF). Currently UNAPD has 5,449 registered female and […]

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