BUILDING DPOS CAPACITY IN PROMOTING AN INCLUSIVE LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

  The Federation Organization of the Disabled People in Swaziland (FODSWA), which is a national affiliate of the Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD), will seek to collaborate with the latter in undertaking capacity-building activities to support Disabled People Organizations (DPOs) in advocating for the domestication of the Un Convention of the Rights ofContinue reading “BUILDING DPOS CAPACITY IN PROMOTING AN INCLUSIVE LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT”

The Assistive Technology Information Mapping (AT-Info-Map) Project

The Assistive Technology Information Mapping (AT-Info-Map) Project was funded by the Google Impact Challengeas one of the ‘big ideas that will use technology to expand opportunity and independence for people with disabilities’. The project was officially launched in April 2016 and started in Botswana where SAFOD is headquartered as a one-year pilot. The first year involves designingContinue reading “The Assistive Technology Information Mapping (AT-Info-Map) Project”

The Organisational Development in Southern Africa Project

The Organisational Development Project is part of the FFO’s Theory of Change, to contribute to organisation development and Human Rights training that empowers its partner organizations. FFO’s partner organizations, such as SAFOD, contribute to change in attitude towards persons with disabilities in society in general, in governments and other spheres. Strategic Goal: The project will strengthen SAFOD asContinue reading “The Organisational Development in Southern Africa Project”

BOFOD Members Welcome AT-Info-Map Project to Botswana

On 7th July 2016, members of Botswana Federation of the Disabled (BOFOD) – the official national affiliate of the Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD) in Botswana – expressed gratitude that the AT-Info-Map project is being piloted in their country. They pledged moral and technical support to ensure that it achieves its objectives setContinue reading “BOFOD Members Welcome AT-Info-Map Project to Botswana”

Deaftronics Keen to Reach More Clients Through CommCare

The four core implementing partners of the Assistive Technology Information Mapping (AT-Info-Map) Project – SAFOD, AfriNEAD, Dimagi and UW – have so far been consulting a number of stakeholders, including AT suppliers, in Botswana. The latest supplier to be consulted is the Deaftronics, a company that assembles and provides solar rechargeable hearing aids and relatedContinue reading “Deaftronics Keen to Reach More Clients Through CommCare”

At-Info-Map Brings CommCare Skills to ‘ICT Associates’

On 8th July 2016, one of the key potential local partners of the At-Info-Map Project, the Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI), hosted a CommCare Workshop at the University of Botswana for its ICT Associates, which was facilitated by Dimagi, a technology partner in the project which it is jointly implementing with three other partners, namelyContinue reading “At-Info-Map Brings CommCare Skills to ‘ICT Associates’”

SAFOD at ‘Leaving No One behind In Education’ Conference

Original Story by Anne Nyeggen, Atlas Alliance On June 16, Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD) Director General, Mr. Mussa Chiwaula, was among the delegates at the ‘Leaving no one behind’ Conference held in Oslo, Norway, in connection with Oslo Education week, whose theme focused on how to reach the last 10%, vis-à-vis theContinue reading “SAFOD at ‘Leaving No One behind In Education’ Conference”

SADC Ministers Meeting Endorse Inclusive Education Strategy

On 30th June 2016, SADC Ministers responsible for Education and Training and Science, Technology and Innovation met in Gaborone, Botswana, to review various draft policy documents and consider some for adoption. One of such policy documents that were reviewed was the draft Southern Africa Education Inclusive Strategy for Learners with Disabilities which they unanimously approvedContinue reading “SADC Ministers Meeting Endorse Inclusive Education Strategy”

SAFOD-FFO Sign Agreement for Organisational Development Project

On 16th June 2016, SAFOD Director General, Mr. Mussa Chiwaula, and Funksjonshemmedes Fellesorganisasjon (FFO) Secretary General Lilly Ann Elvestad, signed an Agreement in Oslo, Norway, for a human rights project that will seek to strengthen SAFOD affiliates’ capacity in good governance and promotion of human rights of persons with disabilities. The initiative aims at contributingContinue reading “SAFOD-FFO Sign Agreement for Organisational Development Project”

SAFOD Organizes Capacity-Building Workshops for FODSWA Members

From 26th to 29th April 2016, the Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD) organized a series of three training workshops at Esibayeni Lodge, in Mbabane, Swaziland, for the members of the Federation Organization of the Disabled People in Swaziland (FODSWA) as part of the “Building DPOs Capacity in Promoting an Inclusive Legislative Environment inContinue reading “SAFOD Organizes Capacity-Building Workshops for FODSWA Members”