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”

SAFOD Outlines AfriNEAD Work, Resolutions at Africa Day 2015 Celebrations

SAFOD Director General, Mr. Mussa Chiwaula, was among the invited delegates at this year’s Africa Day Celebrations at the Artscape Theatre in Western Cape, South Africa, on 25 May 2015. Celebrated under the theme “African journeys of excellence”, a series of performances characterized the event which was graced by the Guest of Honour, Premier HelenContinue reading “SAFOD Outlines AfriNEAD Work, Resolutions at Africa Day 2015 Celebrations”

Inclusive Education Experts Workshop Inspires SAFOD

SAFOD was among the participants at the Inclusive Education Experts Workshop organized by the Africa Disability Alliance (ADA) held at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport from 16th – 20th March 2015. The workshop discussed the draft SADC Inclusive Education Strategy for Learners with Disabilities; the draft Data collection tools on learners with disabilities in Southern Africa; andContinue reading “Inclusive Education Experts Workshop Inspires SAFOD”

Preparations for the 11th SADC CSO Forum at an Advanced Stage

SAFOD has been participating in the preparatory meetings for the 11th SADC CSO Forum (CSF) which will be held in Gaborone, Botswana, during the run-up to the SADC Heads of State Summit in August 2015. SAFOD is one of the networks participating in the Steering Committee of the “SADC We Want” Campaign where it isContinue reading “Preparations for the 11th SADC CSO Forum at an Advanced Stage”

SAFOD at the OSISA Disability Roundtable in Swaziland

SAFOD was among the participants at the Disability Roundtable organized by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) held on 1st April 2015 at Happy Valley Hotel Ezulwini, Swaziland, that brought together the country’s Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs), Government officials responsible for disability programs, academia, and other stakeholders in the field among others. OneContinue reading “SAFOD at the OSISA Disability Roundtable in Swaziland”

SAFOD, FEDOMA Petition Malawian Airlines

On 29th August 2014, SAFOD in conjunction with the Federation of Disability Organizations in Malawi (FEDOMA) jointly submitted a petition to the Malawian Airlines appealing to the company to take drastic measures aimed at ensuring that all its facilities and services are disability-friendly ahead of the 2014 AfriNEAD Symposium which will take place from 3rd-Continue reading “SAFOD, FEDOMA Petition Malawian Airlines”

SAFOD Participation at the 10th Southern Africa Civil Society Forum

SAFOD was invited to participate at the 10th Southern Africa Civil Society Forum held from 28th to 30th July 2014, in Harare, Zimbabwe. SAFOD Project Coordinator, George Kayange, represented the organisation at the forum where he made a presentation on the key issues affecting Persons with Disabilities in the SADC region which were incorporated intoContinue reading “SAFOD Participation at the 10th Southern Africa Civil Society Forum”

SAFOD Participation at the Experts Round-table on the African Disability Protocol

From 21st to 22nd August 2014, SAFOD participated in Experts Roundtable on the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa held at the University of Pretoria, Centre for Human Rights Law Faculty. The round-table meeting was organized by the Africa Disability Alliance (ADA)Continue reading “SAFOD Participation at the Experts Round-table on the African Disability Protocol”

Veteran Activist Tips SAFOD on Stratagies

On 7th July 2014, SAFOD held a meeting with one of the prominent founders of the organisation, a veteran disability activist and scholar, Mr. Joshua Malinga. The meeting was held in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Mr. Malinga shared with the SAFOD Director General his thoughts and tips on how to ensure the effective revival of the organisation. TheContinue reading “Veteran Activist Tips SAFOD on Stratagies”