Capacity Building and Accessibility Project

One of the major outcomes of this project was the development of Accessibility Standards, a booklet that provides for guidelines to be followed to construct physical facilities that are accessible by all people including persons with disability. It was a three-year project (2008-2010) aimed at building the capacity and empowering Persons with Physical Disabilities, UNAPD Board and staff in areas of organisational development and management, creating accessibility awareness and advocacy through sensitisation and training.

Targeted PWPDs are now equipped with knowledge in areas of lobbying, fundraising and advocacy. They also have expertise in the area of accessibility, and are able to provide concrete advice to stakeholders, on, for example, building standards to ensure accessibility.

The project was implemented in eight districts of Kampala, Wakiso, Kapchorwa, Soroti, Masindi, Hoima, Nebbi and Yumbe. It was supported by Danish Handicap Forbund (DHF), a Danish Association for people with physical disability.