NUDIPU under the Disability inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR) project held a joint planning meeting with the DiDRR core group members from organizations of persons with disabilities and their executive directors at NUDIPU head office. While profiling achievements of the project last year, it was noted that NUDIPU was the only organization of persons with disabilities from Africa that participated in the Global Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) meeting in Bali, Indonesia and our submission was captured by UNDRR and can be accessed on the link below;
The project saw the increment in representation of persons with disabilities in DRR district Committees for example in 2022, Bududa district formally appointed Mr. Wamakiya James the chairperson Bududa District Union of persons with disabilities to represent persons with disabilities on the Bududa District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC).
For Kasese district, YAGANET co-opted Monday Rosette, a representative of Persons with Disabilities on their Board of Directors. CSO partners have started involving NUDIPU and disability leadership at the district level in their DRR program as a result from NUDIPU’s advocacy engagements on the need for meaningful representation of persons with disabilities in the CSO discussions on DRR.
In Isingiro district, NUDIPU is invited for several activities organised by stakeholders such as Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group in collaboration with OXFAM to participate in the partners engagement meeting to identify DRR and Natural Resources Management issues that would constitute a position paper for sharing with Isingiro district in the budget conference where NUDIPU made her input.