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  • Organisation

    The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) is an indigenous NGO of Persons with Disabilities [PWDs] that brings together all categories of disabilities including the physically, sensory and mentally impaired people. NUDIPU exists to create a unified voice of PWDs in order to advocate for equalisation of opportunities, involvement and participation in policy influencing and planning and implementation of disability programmes in close co-operation with governments, NGOs and the public.

    The main purpose is to influence the provision of services in favour of PWDs in Uganda. The Union currently consists of 112 district Unions and 9 Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) that represent each category of disability across the country. Support to district branches has been done through programmes and projects that target the critical needs of PWDs. Since its creation in November 1987, NUDIPU has coordinated its members. The Union has designed and implemented programmes focusing on Economic empowerment, Disability and HIV/AIDS, Disability and human rights and Institutional capacity building in partnership with e.g. the government of Uganda, Disabled Peoples of Organisation Denmark (DPOD), Norwegian Association of the Disabled (NAD), Cordaid-Netherlands , Disability Rights fund, Association of Micro Finance Institutions of Uganda, Action on Disability and Development International (ADD).

    • Organisation

      The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) is an indigenous NGO of Persons with Disabilities [PWDs] that brings together all categories of disabilities including the physically, sensory and mentally impaired people. NUDIPU exists to create a unified voice of PWDs in order to advocate for equalisation of opportunities, involvement and participation in policy influencing and planning and implementation of disability programmes in close co-operation with governments, NGOs and the public.

      The main purpose is to influence the provision of services in favour of PWDs in Uganda. The Union currently consists of 112 district Unions and 9 Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) that represent each category of disability across the country. Support to district branches has been done through programmes and projects that target the critical needs of PWDs. Since its creation in November 1987, NUDIPU has coordinated its members. The Union has designed and implemented programmes focusing on Economic empowerment, Disability and HIV/AIDS, Disability and human rights and Institutional capacity building in partnership with e.g. the government of Uganda, Disabled Peoples of Organisation Denmark (DPOD), Norwegian Association of the Disabled (NAD), Cordaid-Netherlands , Disability Rights fund, Association of Micro Finance Institutions of Uganda, Action on Disability and Development International (ADD).

    • Project

      NUDIPU’s project “Amplifying the voices of PWDs in National plans and budgets” seeks to promote disability inclusive planning and budgeting in health and education sectors in Uganda by 2018. The project will primarily target the government technocrats and political leaders at national and local levels and Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPO) leaders as secondary beneficiaries.

      The project specific goals are:
      1. To strengthen use of media platforms by persons with disabilities to engage stakeholders on access to health and education services
      2. To influence the health and education sector plans and budgets to be disability Inclusive and responsive.

      This will reduce the gap in the financial allocation of disability related activities, hence result in improved access to social services in mainstream development. Furthermore, the capacity of leaders of PWDs and their DPOs needs to be improved to engineer participation in planning and budgeting processes to increase demand for disability inclusive budgeting and planning. The project will undertake consultation processes with PWDs and their organisations on planning and budgeting will be strengthened to increase the voices of PWDs in budget decision making levels. There is need for prudent financial planning and budgeting that is disability sensitive to enhance improved service delivery to PWDs in Uganda.

  • Project

    NUDIPU’s project “Amplifying the voices of PWDs in National plans and budgets” seeks to promote disability inclusive planning and budgeting in health and education sectors in Uganda by 2018. The project will primarily target the government technocrats and political leaders at national and local levels and Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPO) leaders as secondary beneficiaries.

    The project specific goals are:
    1. To strengthen use of media platforms by persons with disabilities to engage stakeholders on access to health and education services
    2. To influence the health and education sector plans and budgets to be disability Inclusive and responsive.

    This will reduce the gap in the financial allocation of disability related activities, hence result in improved access to social services in mainstream development. Furthermore, the capacity of leaders of PWDs and their DPOs needs to be improved to engineer participation in planning and budgeting processes to increase demand for disability inclusive budgeting and planning. The project will undertake consultation processes with PWDs and their organisations on planning and budgeting will be strengthened to increase the voices of PWDs in budget decision making levels. There is need for prudent financial planning and budgeting that is disability sensitive to enhance improved service delivery to PWDs in Uganda.

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