ABOUT US


The Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD) is a non governmental and voluntary organisation bringing together all categories of deaf people including deaf persons with multiple disabilities (e.g Deaf blind persons.)UNAD is a voluntary organisation registered in Uganda under Non Governmental Organisation statute of 1989. The Association was established in 1973 as a National umbrella organisation for all grass root Associations of the Deaf people in Uganda.Uganda National Association of the Deaf is a member of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU), Uganda National NGO Forum and many othersUNAD is consulted by the government and official bodies on matters concerning Deaf people and DeafnessUNAD’s primary task is to look after the interests of Deaf people communicating in Sign Language to provide services for them and to act as the expert in this sector.The Association’s activities encompass the whole human life span, from enhancing the status of Sign Language and improving the availability of information for education and training, culture and social services.UNAD has co-operation partners both nationally and internationally. They include Action on Disability and Development (ADD) Action Aid International Uganda (AAIU), National Union of Disabled Person of Uganda (NUDIPU), Disability rights Fund (DRF), United States African Development Foundation (USADF) and Finnish Association of the Deaf (FAD).

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ABOUT US

UNAD’S MISSION STATEMENT

To advocate for Human rights of deaf persons, promote Sign language and access to quality services like education and health services for Deaf people in general and building capacities of Deaf Associations.

OUR VISION
Dignity for every Deaf person in Uganda

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CORE VALUES OF UNAD

UNAD’S MANDATE
Empowering the Deaf through capacity building, advocacy and Sign Language

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UNAD Executive Director’s New Year message 2022​ 

Happy New Year 2022! Congratulations for navigating through 2021 and we sincerely thank you all for all that you do in support of our work of empowering deaf people in Uganda and beyond.  

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