Advocacy Group in Nairobi, Kenya

AADISAO’s mission is to advance disability advocacy, services, and supports in Africa through a network of engaged and passionate disability organizations, people with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, and mental health needs.


Embracing all abilities as a vital, integrated part of every African country and community.

Values  Acceptance, Accountability, Determination, Connection, Commitment, Humility,  Integrity, Knowledge, Leadership, Mutual Respect, Optimism, Organization, Transparency, and Trust


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  • Promote culturally responsive policies and practices;
  • Provide training resources and support for member organizations to conduct research on disability issues in their respective communities;
  • Promote person first and person-centered practices;
  • Mobilize and coordinate local and international resources for member organizations and self-advocacy groups;
  • Provide technical assistance and support for workforce development (training the current and next generation of disability professionals in Africa); and
  • Become a leading educator convener for disability advocates and leadership in Africa.

We are stronger together.

To learn more about AADISAO or how you can become a member, please send us a message here.

Our Mission Statement

AADISAO’s mission is to promote inclusive disability policies and practices, support collaborations and partnerships while advancing education, interdisciplinary training, leadership, and sound research on disability issues in Africa. [ About Us ]