UGANDA SDG SECRETARIAT

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UGANDA SDG SECRETARIAT

Fast Tracking Uganda’s Commitment to the 2030 Agenda

Persons with Disability

The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD), in partnership with organizations of or for persons with disabilities and development partners, has been instrumental in SDG implementation in Uganda. The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) has coordinated other disabled persons’ organizations to enhance the participation of persons with disabilities in Agenda 2030. The NCPWDs and NUDIPU have strengthened coordination, monitoring and reporting, and has built capacity on disability inclusion at all national and sub-national levels.

Development partners and CSOs such as SightSavers, Chesire Services Uganda, Light for the World, Humanity and Inclusion, Action on Disability and Development, Katalemwa Cheshire Home and Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda – have supported in the promotion of inclusive education, livelihoods, employment, accessibility improvement, health, rehabilitation and provision of assistive devices, and psychosocial support for Persons with Disabilities. The Government has put in place a legal and policy framework that enhances the participation and representation of older persons in the implementation of Agenda 2030, such as the Principles for the proposed Older Persons Bill (2018), National Strategic Plan for the provision of Quality and Accessible Friendly Health Care Services to Older Persons, 2019, and the Ratification of the AU Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa.