Country Programmes

United Nations Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Mozambique

Start DateOngoingEnd Date
4 Oct 201230 Sep 2014
Programme Status
Programme Budget
US$ 340,046
Thematic focus: Awareness Raising, OPDs capacity building, Statistics and Data Collection

Implementing Partners

UN Agencies

  • UNDP

Government Organizations

  • National Institute of Statistics
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Social Affairs

Organizations of Persons with Disabilities

  • Mozambican Association of People with Disabilities (FAMOD)

The Programme

The project was launched in October 2012 to advance CRPD implementation through a multipronged strategy involving both right holders and duty bearers. A key objective of the initiative was enhancing the capacity of organizations of persons with disabilities to engage in advocacy and policy dialogue. Another key goal was the development of more robust data collection systems to become the foundation for the effective design, implementation and monitoring of disability rights programmes. Recognizing the specific circumstances of the country’s estimated 20,000 landmine survivors, an additional component was included in the project that focused on supporting the development of a National Action Plan on Victims Assistance.


The project involved targeted as well as mainstreaming interventions in Mozambique.
In collaboration with the National Institute of Statistics indicators on issues related to people with disabilities were incorporated in a quarterly, national survey to improve data collection as a prerequisite for defining more accurate policies and programmes.
The project aimed to empower the often marginalized group of mine survivors to claim their rights.
The support to the Mozambican Association of People with Disabilities (FAMOD) contributed to the stronger representation of a disabled people’s organisation in national fora for advancement of the creation of a “society for all”. FAMOD received capacity building support for the “Mozambicanisation” of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities through a review of the existing legislative / policy framework and for monitoring its implementation.

Programme Documents