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Henry Nyombi

Executive Director, Youth with Physical Disability Development Forum

Biography

Nyombi Henry is the Executive Director of Youth with Physical Disability Development Forum, a nonprofit and Community Based Organization. He is also a defender and human rights advocate especially on issues regarding mainstreaming disability.

Currently Henry serves as the chairperson of National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) an umbrella organization for all persons with disability. Before his election as chairman NUDIPU, Henry served as a board member representing the youth with disability.

In his capacity he advocated for mainstreaming the rights of the minority disability groups in the disability fraternity in Uganda. Under a coalition in Wakiso District, he has led the formulation of an Accessibility Ordinance (Law), which will enable persons with disabilities to freely access private and public places.

Henry received an award for the “Defense of Disabled People’s Rights” during the 8th Annual International Service Human Rights Awards Ceremony in 2010 in the UK and he is also a lawyer by professional with specialization in the rights of venerable people. Henry has had specific training on the mechanisms of mainstreaming people living with disabilities in community programs from Japan. He has led campaign of advocacy of changing lives of the poorest in the community including Youth with disabilities.
Henry had provided presentation concepts on how international and national programs may integrate disability and the best way to have the sustainable development goals may be implemented. This has happened to different forum at the international and national level.
Right now Henry's current work is to support children and their families to access livelihood programs through income generating activities for house hold levels as well as supporting youth with disabilities with specific special programs for female youth with disabilities to ensure that they are not left out in the development programs.