International Disability Conference in the Commonwealth

Sunday, November 4, 2007- Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Location: Kampala - Uganda


The Disability Fraternity in Uganda is organizing the first ever Disability Conference in the Commonwealth in the run up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Kampala. The Conference will be held from 4th to 7th November 2007 at Hotel Africana, Kampala - Uganda

Who can attend

The conference is intended for leaders of Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs), Policy makers, implementers, representatives of International DPOs, Multilateral organisations and other stakeholders in the Commonwealth Countries. Observers with an interest in integrating disability concerns within development agendas are also encouraged to attend.


The theme of the conference: ‘Promoting Disability Rights: The inclusive way of Transforming Commonwealth societies to achieve Political, Economic and Human Development.' is derived from that of Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM). It connotes that without promoting disability rights the transformation of societies will not be inclusive as persons with disabilities will be left out of the process.


  • To bring together leaders of Persons with disabilities and key disability stakeholders in the Commonwealth for the first time, with a view to:
  • Raising awareness on the recently adopted UN Convention on the rights of
  • Person with Disabilities (Disability Convention) and the need for its ratification and implementation.
  • Creating an understanding that Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) cannot be attained in Commonwealth Countries without consciously addressing disability concerns in National development strategies.
  • Establishing a forum of disabled people in the Commonwealth.
  • Galvanise collective action within the Commonwealth for the effective implementation of the Disability Convention.

Visit the Conference Website for complete information.