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Mukasa Apollo

Mukasa Apollo

He holds Masters in Human Rights and International Development, Degree in Humanities. Has over 16 years’ experience in disability rights advocacy, has been at the centre of all UNAPD efforts of policy change or influence on accessibility and Inclusive Education in Uganda, He spearheaded the process of developing the “Accessibility Standards”, begun the campaign of promoting inclusive designs/accessibility needs of PWDs through accessibility auditing for public/private structures and promoting the review of training curriculum of architects in high institutions of learnings, been at the centre of working with Ministry of Works and Transport towards the development of disability sensitive Building Control Act(2013) and related National Building Codes/Regulations, exposed UNAPD to several international conferences/forums such as UN Committee on Human Rights.

He represents PWDs to the National Building Review Board, and Uganda National Commission for UNESCO. As a person with disability, is part of the strong disability movement which has positively promoted inclusive policies, programs, and laws in respect of PWDs rights and their personal empowerment at national and district levels. He oversees the day to day management of UNAPD and gives technical support to staff in order to realise the set objectives, targets and meet the expectations of the Board, beneficiaries/membership and Donors/Partners.

Plays a key role in promoting the positive image of UNAPD and leads fundraising drive both national and international to ensure sustainability of organisation’s work national and internationally. Lastly, he is responsible to ensure that organisation’s policies, strategies and programs are realized in line with international legal instruments to positively impacts PWDs, and to the expectations of donors, stakeholders, and general public.

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