FODPZ is currently implementing a MYP project with the support of CBM. The project is aimed at Improving participation and involvement of 28 affiliate FODPZ members and at least 5000 OPD members with disabilities in inclusive Development in Zimbabwe by 2025.
It is from this firm background that FODPZ established local structures to represent persons with disabilities and cascade information at grassroots level in the form of Provincial Advocacy Committees and Disability Advocacy Champions in all the 10 provinces in Zimbabwe.
In light of this, FODPZ is conducting trainings to these local structures with the following objectives:
1. Train OPD affiliate members, Provincial Committees, and Disability Champions on disability advocacy and mainstreaming.
2. Train Provincial Committees and OPDs on monitoring and reporting the
Disability Policy’s implementation.
3. Sensitize OPDs, their affiliate members, Provincial Committees and
Disability Champions on safeguarding, with a view towards assisting to
develop Safeguarding policies at OPD level.
On the 14th to the 15th of March 2022, Harare Provincial Advocacy Committee and Disability Champions together with FODPZ member OPDs which are based in Harare, FODPZ National Executive Committee (NEC) members and relevant government ministries which include the Ministry of Public Service Labor and Social Welfare received training.
Picture above; FODPZ National Director Mr.Leonard Marange giving welcome remarks.
Picture above: FODPZ Programmes Manager Ms.Memory Mandikiana sensitizing workshop participants on the National Disability Policy.
Picture above: FODPZ NEC Vice-Chairperson Ms.Mercy Maunganidze giving workshop closing remarks.