The latest Poverty Status Report from 2004 estimates overall poverty level in Uganda at 38 percent of the total population. According to a study on chronic poverty by Development Research and Training from 2003, it is believed that approximately 80 percent of people with disabilities live in conditions of long-term poverty. If this figure is taken as an indicator of poverty level among the people with disabilities then according to the current population estimate, there are about one million poor people with disability. In other words, out of every 10 Ugandans living in abject poverty one is a disabled person.
Danish disabled people's organization's (DPO's) have provided significant support to their Ugandan DPO counterparts. It is this support that has probably made the Ugandan DPOs more visible. It is important to note that most of the major DPOs in Uganda have received funding from their Danish partner DPOs mainly through the Mini-programme initiative.
- The Country Strategy section contains information about which focus areas there are for country projects receiving funding from the DPOD miniprogramme.
- The Projects section contains information about current and previous development collaborations carried out by DPOD member organisations, with either miniprogramme or alternative funding.
- The Country Group section contains information about DPOD organisations who are currently implementing country projects, or who have previously implemented them. Description and contact information for the countries with country offices can also be found here.
- The Global line section contains information about DPOD counterpart organisations who have had members participating in the Global line courses at Egmont Højskole.
Contact person at DPOD
Peter Rothe Schultz
Tel.: +45 3638 8513