Country Programmes

Strengthening the Inclusion and Coordination of Disability Issues in Eswatini

Start DateOngoingEnd Date
25 Feb 202124 Feb 2024
Programme Status
Programme Budget
US$ 699,275
Thematic focus: Disability Policy and/or Law, Inclusive SDGs Planning and Monitoring, National development planning and monitoring, OPDs capacity building

Implementing Partners

UN Agencies


Government Organizations

  • Deputy Prime Minister’s Office
  • Deputy Prime Minister’s Office – DISABILITY UNIT

Organizations of Persons with Disabilities

  • Federation of the Disabled in Eswatini (FODSWA)
  • Association of Persons with Albinism in Eswatini (APAESWA)
  • Deaf Association
  • Eswatini Association of Physically Impaired Persons
  • Parents of Children with Disabilities
  • Autism Eswatini
  • Association of the Visually Impaired Persons (EAVIP)

The Programme

The Eswatini UNPRPD Programme seeks to support Government, Organizations of Persons with disabilities and Civil Society Organizations in advancing the CRPD through strengthening disability inclusive Accountability and Governance, advancement of Equality and Non-discrimination and CRPD-compliant Budgeting and Financial management approaches. The country will ensure operationalization of Persons with Disability Act of 2018 and strengthen disability coordination systems.


Given the existing opportunities and gaps in Eswatini, the country seeks to achieve this through addressing the preconditions on equality and non-discrimination for the achievement of goal number 1 and goal number 2 by addressing the preconditions of accountability and governance; as well as of CRPD compliant programming, budgeting, and financial management.

Addressing these preconditions will:

Facilitate the empowerment of national stakeholders on the development and implementation of disability inclusive policies and systems;
Support effective implementation of the Persons with Disabilities Act of 2018
Advance inclusion, participation, involvement as well as mainstreaming of PWDs in planning and budgeting of the national development plan. ​​​​​​​

Programme Documents