Country Programmes

Strengthening Disability Rights, Accessibility, Inclusive Services and Non–Discrimination in Cameroon

Start DateOngoingEnd Date
24 Feb 202124 Feb 2023
Programme Status
Programme Budget
US$ 700,000
Thematic focus: Access to Information and ICTs, Disability assessment and referral services, Inclusive SDGs Planning and Monitoring, National development planning and monitoring, OPDs capacity building, Political participation

Implementing Partners

UN Agencies


Government Organizations

  • Ministry of Social Affairs
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Secondary Education
  • Ministry of Basic Education
  • Ministry of Economy Planning and Regional Development
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs and Civic Education

Organizations of Persons with Disabilities

  • North West Association of Women with Disabilities
  • Cercle des Jeunes Handicapés du Cameroun
  • Social Change and Establishment Center for Youths and Disabled Persons (SCECYDPs)
  • Handicapés et Fiers (HANDIFIERS)

The Programme

This programme seeks to strengthen disability inclusion within public institutions in Cameroon by building the monitoring and enforcement capacities of disability inclusive legislation of key right holders and duty bearers such as Organizations of Persons with Disabilities, the National Committee for the Rehabilitation and Socio-economic Reintegration of Persons with Disabilities (CONRHA), the Cameroon Human Rights Council (CHRC), the Elections Cameroon Management Body (ELECAM), General Delegation for National Security, Ministry of Social Affairs etc. in view of achieving accessibility, non-discrimination and inclusive service delivery for persons with disabilities in the following key domains of development: health (SDG 3), education (SDG 4), employment and economic empowerment (SDG8), physical and digital – including ICT (SDG 9), and in political participation (SDG 16), while ensuring gender mainstreaming in all components of the programme (SDG 5).

The programme will bridge the knowledge and capacities gap of OPDs as well that of targeted public administrations in implementing three urgent key CRPD preconditions: accessibility, non-discrimination and inclusive service delivery within the framework of development programs (NDS 30 and UNSDCF 2022 – 2026) and sectoral development strategies in Cameroon.


Strengthen accessibility, non-discrimination and inclusive service delivery within the framework of the disability assessment and referral system (composed of the Ministry of Social Affairs – MINAS, accredited health systems and the General Delegation for National Security – in charge of attributing the biometric disability cards) in order to ensure full inter-sectoral access for persons with disabilities to public programs and services, with a community-based focus and a gender mainstreaming approach.
Support the United Nations Country Team and Relevant Partners (OPD and Government) to ensure that SDG indicators in the Common Country Assessment, the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF 2022 – 2026) and the National Development Strategy (NDS 30) are disability inclusive and that data generated and monitored within these development frameworks is disaggregated by disability through consultation with persons with disabilities and OPDs, with a focus on gender equality and intersectionality.