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NDRDC has very influential and proactive roles in formulating, changing, implementing disability-related legal provisions, and building the leadership and advocacy capacity of Disabled Peoples' Organizations (DPOs)  in Nepal. It has very good networking and cooperation with different government and nongovernment stakeholders working in various domains of development. 


National Disabled Research and Development Center Nepal envisions a society and state where all persons with disabilities are living a quality and productive life without any barriers in an inclusive environment with the full and equal realization of all human rights.


1. Effective Leadership of NDRDC and the human rights of persons with disabilities

2. Promotion, protection, access to services, and inclusion of persons with disabilities.

3. Protection, promotion, and effective implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Nepal.

4. Meaningful participation of persons with disabilities or their representatives in the process of policies and laws formation, their implementation and monitoring, and all other decision-making processes of the state affecting to their life.


Achieving the following condition shall be the goal of NDRDC in long term.

A condition, where there is;

1. Institutional sustainability of NDRDC and its member.

2. Adequate constitutional provisions, policies, and laws to address all human rights and needs of persons with disabilities.

3. Availability and mobilization of adequate countrywide structure, mechanism, and resource (human, technology, knowledge, skills, finance, and information) for the effective implementation of disability-related constitutional provisions, laws, and policies

4. Meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in the decision-making process of policy formation and implementation of state from local to the central level.

5. Easy access of persons with disabilities to health, education, employment/livelihood, empowerment, social participation, physical facilities, assistive devices and attendants, rehabilitation services, and reasonable accommodation, including all services, facilities, and opportunities connected to their special needs as their rights.

6. Sensitive and responsible government and relevant stakeholders toward the rights, issues, and needs of persons with disabilities

7. Institutionalization of the Rights-based Approach of Disability at the community level.


General Objective:

Contribute to achieving the overall objective of inclusive development of the nation by mainstreaming disability issues in all development processes and persons with disabilities in all decision-making processes.

Specific Objective:

1. To be instrumental to ensure the rights of persons with disability on an equal basis and ensure their access to services, opportunities, and facilities without any discrimination.

2. Promote disability issues in a rights-based approach.

3. Introduce and include disability issues as a key agenda of the development process.

Increase the level of awareness of disability in society and community, government and non-government actors, and have their active involvement in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities.

4. Increase the size of the network all over the nation.

5. Strengthen the capacity of members of NDRDC in management, advocacy leadership, and local resource mobilization.

6. To obtain the NDRDC organizational objectives through maximum power decentralization and regional mobilization. 

7. To increase the effectiveness and quality of NFDN programs and daily activities

Develop NDRDC as a resource center on disability.

8. Increase the collaboration and cooperation of various national and international stakeholders to work on disability rights promotion. 

9. Be instrumental in the effective implementation of the existing disability-related legal framework and UNCRPD as well.

10. Bring necessary changes in the policy, laws, and rules to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities in line with UNCRPD.

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