Three school children looking at a piece of paper together.

Persons with disabilities are the experts on their own life situation and should be at the centre of all decisions affecting them.

A core principle in NAD’s work is nothing about us without us. NAD believes that international development cannot and will not be inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilities without promoting their voices and placing Disabled People´s Organisations (DPOs) at the forefront.

NAD works through existing local structures to ensure local ownership and sustainable change. Our main partners are DPOs as representatives of rights holders, and Governments as duty bearers. For more information on our partners in Zambia, go to Partners.

Our strategy is based on human rights and aims to empower persons with disabilities to access and benefit from education, employment, health and social services on an equal basis with others within their own communities.