ADF and Fedral Democratic Republic of Ethiopia's Authority for Civil Society Organisations representatives


Amplifying the voice of persons with disabilities, their families and organizations in Africa at national, regional and international levels, and to strengthen the capacity of organizations of persons with disabilities in Africa to promote the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities and their families

African Disability Forum is the continental membership body comprising Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) in Africa. ADF currently has members from 44 African countries (National Federations of Organization of Persons with Disabilities), 9 continental OPDs and 4 sub-regional OPDs.

ADF membership comprise the following

The first meeting of the 9-member Executive Council of the African Disability Forum (ADF), the membership organization of Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs) in Africa, took place 14-15 March 2016 in Addis Ababa. During the meeting the Council approved for ADF membership 8 Continental DPOs, 4 Sub Regional DPO Federations and 34 National DPO Federations.

Continental DPOs

Sub-Regional DPO Federations

Associate Members

National DPO Federations/Networks


  1. Cameron_Platforme Inclusive Society for Persons with Disabilities of Cameroon
  2. Equatorial Guinée – Asociación para la Solidaridad Nacional de Discapacitados (ASSONAMI)
  3. Gabon – Fédération Nationale des Associations des Personnes Handicapées du Gabon (FNAPHG)
  4. DRC_Federation National Des Associations Des Personnes Vivant Avec Handicap Du Congo, FENAPHACO
  5. Federação das Associações de Pessoas com Deficiencia de São Tomé e Príncipe
  6. Tchad – Union Nationale des Associations des Personnes Handicapées du Tchad
  7. Central African Republic- Union Centrafricaine de la Fraternité Chrétienne des Malades et des Handicapées Physiques (UCFCMMAPHY / ONAPHA) Central African Republic
  8. DRC – Federation National Des Associations Des Personnes Vivant Avec Handicap Du Congo (FENAPHACO)


  1. Fédération Sénégalaise des Associations de Personnes Handicapee (FSAPH)
  2. Gambia – Gambia Federation of the Disabled (GFD)
  3. Guinée – Fédération Guinéen des Associations de/pour les personnes handicapées (FEGUIPAH)
  4. Mali – Fédération Malienne des Associations de Personnes Handicapées (FEMAPH)
  5. Burkina Faso – Fédération Burkinabé des Associations des Personnes Handicapées (FEBAH)
  6. Niger – Fédération Nigérienne des Personnes Handicapées (FNPH)
  8. Benin – Fédération des Associations des Personnes Handicapées du Bénin (FAPHB)
  9. Nigeria_Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD)
  10. Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations
  11. Cote d’Ivoire – Confédération des Organisations des Personnes Handicapées de Cote d’Ivoire (COPHCI)
  12. Sierra Leone – Sierra Leone Union on Disability Issues (SLUDI)
  13. Liberia – National Union of Organizations of the Disabled of Liberia (NUOD)


  1. Angola- Federation of Organisations of Disabled People in Angola (FAPED)
  2. Zambia – Zambia Federation of the Disabled (ZAFOD)
  3. Lesotho – Lesotho National Federation of Organizations of the Disabled (LNFOD)
  4. Namibia – National Federation of People with Disabilities in Namibia
  5. Botswana – Botswana Federation of the Disabled (BOFOD)
  6. Swaziland – Federation of Organizations of the Disabled in Swaziland (FODSWA)- Eswatini
  7. Mozambique – Mozambique Federation of the Disabled (FAMOD)
  8. Malawi – Federation of Disability Organizations of Malawi (FEDOMA)
  9. Madagascar – Plateforme des Fédérations des Personnes Handicapées de Madagascar (PFPH/MAD)
  10. Zimbabwe – Federation of Organization of Disabled People in Zimbabwe (FODPZ)
  11. Comoros – Federation of Associations of People with Disabilities in the Comoros (FAHAC)
  12. South Africa – Disabled People of South Africa (DPSA)


  1. Tunisie – Organisation Tunisienne de Défense des Droits des Personnes Handicapées
  2. Algérie – Fédération Nationale Algérienne des Personnes Handicapées (FNAPH)
  3. Panafricaine des Personnes Handicapées (PANAPH) or Pan African Federation of the Disabled (PAFOD)


  1. Burundi_Union des Personnes Handicapées du Burundi (UPHB)
  2. Rwanda_National Union of Disability Organisations of Rwanda (NUDOR)
  3. Ethiopia – Federation of Ethiopian Associations of Persons with Disabilities (FEAPD)
  4. Somalia – Somalia/Somaliland Disability Network (SOSODIN)
  5. Uganda – National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU)
  6. Kenya – United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK)
  7. Tanzania – Tanzania Federation of Disabled Peoples Organizations (SHIVYAWATA)
  8. Zanzibar – The Zanzibar Federation of Disabled People’s Organization (SHIJUWAZA)
  9. Mauritius – Mauritius Federation of Disabled Persons Organizations FDPO
  10. South Sudan- South Sudan Union of Persons with Disabilities (SSUPD)
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