Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD)

Welcome to SAFOD

We have the pleasure to welcome you all to the official website of the Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD), a leading disability-focused network engaged in coordination of activities of organisations of Persons with Disabilities in the Southern Africa region. The organisation was formed in 1986 by disabled people for disabled people as a federation of Disability Peoples Organisations (DPOs) working in ten (10) countries. In each of these countries, our focus is mainly to strengthen the capacity of our national affiliates so that they are able to effectively advocate for the rights of the persons with the disabilities in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). We pursue the following mission statement;

"To advocate for the rights of Persons with Disabilities as well as nurturing and strengthening its affiliates and other stakeholders in Southern Africa to ensure promotion of inclusive development and human rights for persons with disabilities."

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About Us

SAFOD Chairperson: Mrs Rachel Kachaje

Latest News

SAFOD-FFO Sign Agreement for Organisational Development Project

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16 June, 2016

On 16th June 2016, SAFOD Director General, Mr. Mussa Chiwaula,

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SAFOD Organizes Capacity-Building Workshops for FODSWA Members

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26 April, 2016

From 26th to 29th April 2016, the Southern Africa Federation

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SAFOD, Partners launch AT-Info-Map Project

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19 April, 2016

The Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD), in collaboration

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SAFOD Trains ECDE Facilitators on Early Identification of CWDs

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11 April, 2016

From 11th to 12th April 2016, the Southern Africa Federation

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BOTSWANA: BOFOD, BNYC meet over national youth bill

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13 April, 2016

On 13 April 2015, the Botswana Federation of the Disabled

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LESOTHO: Public Participation & Capacity Building for Development

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21 May, 2016

The Lesotho Council of NGOs (LCN), in collaboration with the

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MALAWI: FEDOMA, Partners Submit Petition againstAbductions and Killings of Persons with Albinism

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24 May, 2016

The Federation of the Disability Organizations in Malawi (FEDOMA) and

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NAMIBIA: NFPDN Hosts Roundtable on Disability-Inclusive Implementation of Agenda 2030

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11 June, 2016

On 11 June 2016, the National Federation of people with

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Civil Society UNCRPD Forum 2016

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13 June, 2016

On Monday, 13 June 2016, over 200 activists, advocates and

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8th International Disability Rights Summer School

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20 June, 2016

From Monday, 20th to Friday 24th June 2016, the Programs

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SADC Ministers Meeting Endorse Inclusive Education Strategy

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30 June, 2016

On 30th June 2016, SADC Ministers responsible for Education and

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Upcoming Events

22
Nov

Inclusive Education Regional Symposium

22 Nov - 23 Nov 2017

Holiday Inn, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Unlocking an Inclusive Society for Persons with Disabilities in

Southern Africa

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