NFPDN hosts Roundtable on Disability-Inclusive Implementation of Agenda 2030

On 11 June 2016, the National Federation of people with disabilities in Namibia (NFPDN) hosted the round table meeting in Windhoek, Namibia, with Members of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA), whose theme was “A disability-inclusive implementation of Agenda 2030: how can sustainable development leave no one behind?” The JPA brings together Parliamentarians of Africa,Continue reading “NFPDN hosts Roundtable on Disability-Inclusive Implementation of Agenda 2030”

Public Participation & Capacity Building for Development

By: Rabasotho Moeletsi (LNFOD) On the 21st May 2016, the Lesotho Council of NGOs (LCN), in collaboration with the Lesotho National Federation of Organizations of the Disabled (LNFOD), held a forum on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Metsimaholo Community Council. Under this initiative, the LCN is using public awareness and participation throughContinue reading “Public Participation & Capacity Building for Development”

FEDOMA, Partners Submit Petition against Abductions and Killings of Persons with Albinism

On the 24th May 2016, the Federation of the Disability Organizations in Malawi (FEDOMA) and Association of People with Albinism in Malawi (APAM), jointly petitioned the Malawi Parliament after a March that attracted various other partner organizations against the increase of incidences of attacks, abductions and killings of persons with albinism in Malawi. The petition,Continue reading “FEDOMA, Partners Submit Petition against Abductions and Killings of Persons with Albinism”

SAFOD Presents Preliminary Findings on DPOs Capacity

SAFOD presented preliminary results of the Capacity Assessment of DPOs in Southern and Eastern Africa at a workshop organized by the Africa Child Policy Forum (ACPF) in partnership with Africa Disability Forum (ADF) and Wets Africa Federation of the Disabled (WAFOD), held at Niamey, Niger, from 26th to 27th November 2015. The regional workshop aimed, amongContinue reading “SAFOD Presents Preliminary Findings on DPOs Capacity”

Delegates Outline Resolutions At Inclusive Education Symposium

SAFOD organized the Southern Africa Symposium on Inclusive Education from 23 – 24 November 2015, at Holiday Inn, Johannesburg, South Africa. The symposium sought to consolidate experiences and good practices from the SADC region that would lead to strengthening the capacity of governments, CSOs, and DPOs, in promoting access to quality Inclusive Education. At theContinue reading “Delegates Outline Resolutions At Inclusive Education Symposium”

SAFOD Elects New Executive

The Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD) held its 5th General Assembly from 24th to 25th November 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa, where elections for the new Regional Executive Council (REC) were conducted. During the REC elections, Mrs Rachel Kachaje from Malawi, won the votes for the position of Chairperson, replacing the outgoing Chairperson, MrContinue reading “SAFOD Elects New Executive”

BOFOD Welcomes SAFOD Secretariat to Botswana

On 4 February 2015, BOFOD held a courtesy meeting to officially welcome back the SAFOD Secretariat, particularly its new Director General, Mr. Mussa Chiwaula, to Botswana. During the meeting, BOFOD gave a brief report on its programs and relationships that it had cultivated with other stakeholders. BOFOD Coordinator, Ms. Shirley Keoagile, said BOFOD was made up ofContinue reading “BOFOD Welcomes SAFOD Secretariat to Botswana”

FODPZ Cherishes Turning Point in its Revival Bid

The first quarter of the year 2015 was a turning point for SAFOD’s national affiliate in Zimbabwe, the Federation of Organisations of Disabled People in Zimbabwe (FODPZ). It is one of the few affiliates that has experienced internal institutional challenges over the past years which resulted in the federation’s declining institutional capacity (and to someContinue reading “FODPZ Cherishes Turning Point in its Revival Bid”

NFPDN Elects New Executive Members at National Congress

On 11th to the 12th February 2015, the  National Federation of People with Disabilities in Namibia (NFPDN) organized a National Congress held at Keetmanshoop which elected eight new Board Members of NFPDN. With financial and technical support from the Ministry of Health and the Office of the Prime Minister, the Congress was an outcome ofContinue reading “NFPDN Elects New Executive Members at National Congress”