Dear Members,

This is a notice to you on our Extraordinary General Assembly that will take place on 16th October 2014 at the Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda to coincide with other side events / free zones of the sixth Africa Forum.

Appended to the notice is a recommencation from AFUB Board of officers.

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We hope you enjoy reading this report that provides highlights on AFUB’s work dating between January 2013 and December 2013, as continue striving for  an African continent where blind and partially sighted persons enjoy equal rights, social inclusion and full participation in development.


The African Union of the Blind - AFUB (a continent-wide conglomeration of national associations of/for blind and partially sighted persons in Africa), has for the last three years piloted a regional human rights project for the visually impaired in Africa, using Uganda as the satellite project country. This project is implemented in partnership with the Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired (SRF), funded through MyRight/SIDA.

Brief on the Inclusive Education Project

CIDA (now Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development – DFATD) approved the WBF new inclusive education proposal to a total of $500,000 matched contribution in August 2011.  The project officially commenced on August 1, 2011 for 2 years with activities planned to end on July 31, 2013; in late January 2013, following a request from WBF a six month no-cost extension was approved by CIDA (now DFATD) on February 6, 2013.  All project activities are now to be completed by January 30, 2014 with a final report due on or before April 1, 2014.

Sad news

African Union of the Blind (AFUB) has learnt, with great sorrow, of the death of Mr. Erik Staaf, an icon in the struggle for realisation of the human rights of persons with visual impairment.

It is so sad to lose a very hardworking person like Erik, an advocate of human rights for persons with visual impairment in the world and in Africa in particular.

Rights Development Survey Report

This is the report from our Rights Development survey which was conducted to determine whether mainstream Human Rights and advocacy programmes include the needs of blind and partially sighted persons. This project was commissioned by the World Blind Union (WBU).

The findings can be used in your advocacy work and/or stimulate further research.

Click  to download the:

Rights Development Survey (MS Word version)