Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD)

Southern Africa Disability Roundtable Forum 2022

21 November - 23 November 2022

Hybrid Event (Virtual / Johannesburg)

Secretary General of Norwegian Federation of Organisations of Disabled People (FFO),  Lilly Ann Elvestad, officially opened the 2017 forum.Organized by the Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD), the Southern Africa Disability Roundtable Forum brings together various actors on triennial intervals to reflect and evaluate the work of SAFOD and the disability movement in the region, share information and experiences, assess progress being achieved by Governments and other duty bearers with regards to implementation of development policies and programs affecting persons with disabilities within the region.

The first forum was held from June 20 to 23, 2017 at Holiday Inn Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, and the main focus was on the achievements made throughout the past three decades. Download the full 2017 event report here»

The next forum will be held from21 to 23 November 2022 at the same venue, Holiday Inn Boksburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.

This year's forum will be in hybrid mode (both physical and virtual attendance). The forum is hosted under the theme:"Leaving no one Behind: Collaborating for a sustainable disability mainstreaming and inclusive development in Southern Africa."

Here are several ways you can Join SAFOD the 2022 forum:

  • You can register as a virtual participant on Zoom here»
  • Those wishing to attend physically, can register online here»
    Note that all participants who register for in-person attendance commit to self-sponsor their travel and accommodation unless they have been directly invited by SAFOD. However, meals and refreshments will be available for free for all in-person participants irrespective of whether they have been invited directly by SAFOD or not.

  • Those who want to express interest to organize a side (evening) event of their own during the forum can do so by accessing the side event form here»  

Otherwise, if you just want to request more information or be involved a partner in various other ways, you are encouraged to get in touch with the SAFOD Secretariat as soon as possible by phone at +267 3170751 or by email at

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To learn more specifically about the 2022 forum,