Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD)
PO Box 2247, 19, Lobengula Street
Ansprechpartner: Robert Mkozho
- Sozialpolitik/behinderte Menschen
The Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled is a non-governmental human rights organisation founded in 1986 in Zimbabwe by disabled people for disabled people as an umbrella organisation for the national Disabled People’s Organisations in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).
Aims and Objectives:
- SAFOD is a regional network of independent civil rights organisations of disabled people in Southern Africa;
- SAFOD supports and encourages the formation of organisations of disabled people in Southern Africa and strengthens existing ones;
- SAFOD promotes training of personnel and leaders of organisations of disabled persons;
- SAFOD promotes and uplifts the status of children with disabilities in the region;
- SAFOD promotes and coordinates development efforts and self-help projects among disabled people and their organisations in the region;
- SAFOD promotes, supports and complements government policies and programmes in favour of disabled people in Southern Africa;
- SAFOD facilitates exchange of information in the field of disability through public education programmes, seminars, travel and exchange, conferences, assemblies, journals and other publications concerning all aspects of the lives of disabled people;
- SAFOD affiliates and cooperates with other international organisations in the region who share its objectives and whose activities and approaches are developmental in nature.
Robert Mkozho is the Acting Director General of SAFOD.
For other net participants we can offer expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, deliver a lecture, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.