Country Programmes

Delivering as One to Advance Disability Rights in Benin

Start DateOngoingEnd Date
22 Jan 201831 Jan 2021
Programme Status
Programme Budget
US$ 394,921
Thematic focus: Access to Health, Awareness Raising, Disability Policy and/or Law, Employment, GBV & Sexual and Reproductive Health, Inclusive education, OPDs capacity building, Social Protection, Statistics and Data Collection

Implementing Partners

UN Agencies

  • WHO
  • UNDP

Government Organizations

  • Ministry in charge of Social Affairs
  • Ministry of Planning & Development
  • Ministry of Decentralization and Local Governance

Organizations of Persons with Disabilities

  • National Federation of PWD Associations (FAPH)

The Programme

By fostering a multi-stakeholder approach, the project brings together the capacities and comparative advantages of four UN agencies -UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO in partnership with UNV and under the UNRCO’s coordination -and key government and non-government stakeholders at national, local and community levels under the leadership of the Ministry in charge of Social Affairs  (MASMF) as the designated national disability lead agency, and with full participation of Organizations of persons with disabilities (DPOs).
The project aims to contribute to advancing the rights of persons with disabilities in Benin by seizing the moment around the recently-adopted Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.


The project will support the effective implementation of the National Policy on the Protection and Inclusion of persons with disabilities 2012-2021 through contributing to the achievement of three complementary outcomes combining human rights-based mainstreaming and targeted interventions over a 3-year period:
National legal and policy frameworks in 4 targeted sectors (education, health, decent employment, gender equality) are improved;
National legal and policy frameworks in 4 targeted sectors are effectively implemented in compliance with CRPD in support of enhanced protection and promotion of persons with disabilities’ rights in Benin.
Capacities and awareness of key national, local and community stakeholders are reinforced to ensure enhanced access by Persons with Disabilities, particularly children under 18 years of age, and women with disabilities, to community-based rehabilitation (CBR) services in 4 pilot communes (Malanville, Karimama, Za-Kpota, Cotonou), which are among Benin’s most vulnerable communes.

Programme Documents