To join CDPF, please download the application form and briefing questionnaire which can be found on this page.


Patrons are well known disabled people from around the Commonwealth who support the aims and promote the influence and growth of CDPF. 

The following have agreed to be CDPF Patrons:
Dame Jane Campbell, UK
Rosemary Kayess, Australia
Floyd Morris, Jamaica
Sir Robert Martin, New Zealand
Samuel Kabue, Kenya
Shauib Chalklen, South Africa
Ikponwosa Ero, Ghana

Becoming a CDPF Human Rights Advocate

Organisations Supporting Relaunch of CDPF

Anguilla Department of Social Development (Observer/ally)
Australia People with Disabilities Australia (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Australia First Peoples Disability Network Australia (Associate)
Australia Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO)
(Full) (Implementation Statement)
Bahamas Connects, Disability Advocacy & Inclusion (Associate)
Bangladesh National Grassroots Disability Org (Associate)
Bangladesh Access Bangladesh Foundation (Associate)
Bangladesh Women with Disabilities Development Foundation WDDF (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Bangladesh Disabled Child Foundation (DCF) (Implementation Statement)
Barbados Barbados Council of the Disabled (Full)
Belize Assembly for Persons with Diverse Abilities (Bapda) (Full)
Botswana Federation of the Disabled (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Cameroon Platform Inclusive Society for Persons with Disabilities (Full)
Canada Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Canada Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) (Associate) (Implementation Statement)
Canada Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Association CASDA. (Associate)
Canada Environmental Health Association of Quebec. (Associate) (Implementation Statement)
Dominica Dominica Association Persons with Disabilities DAPD (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Fiji Fiji Disabled People’s Federation (Full)
Gabon Fédération Nationale des Associations des et pour Personnes Handicapées du Gabon ( FNAPHG). (Full)
Gambia Gambia Federation of the Disabled (GFD). (Full)
Gambia Gambia Association of Physically Disabled (GAPD). (Associate)
Gambia The Gambia Organisation of the Visually Impaired (GOVI). (Associate)
Ghana Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations GFD (Full)
Guyana Guyana Council of Organisations for Persons with Disabilities (Full) (Implementation Statement)
India Swabhiman Smile Foundation (Associate)
India National Centre Employment Disabled People (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Jamaica Combined Disabilities Association (Full)
Kenya Ability Society (Self Advocacy Orgs) (Associate)
Kenya United Disabled Persons of Kenya UDPOK (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Kenya Disability Development Network Community Board Organisation DDNCBO (Associate) (Implementation Statement)
Kiribati Te Teo Matoa (Full)
Lesotho Lesotho National Federation of Org. of the Disabled LNFOD (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Malawi Disabled Women In Africa DIWA (Associate)
Malawi Federation of Disability Orgs. in Malawi FEDOMA (Full)
Malawi VIHEMA Malawi Visual Hearing Impairment Membership Association (Associate)
Malawi Spinal Injuries Association of Malawi SIAM. (Associate)
Malaysia Damai – Disabled Persons Association (Associate) (Implementation Statement)
Malaysia Harapan OKU. (Associate)
Malaysia Malaysian Confederation of the Disabled. (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Maldives Maldives Association of Persons with Disabilities (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Malta Malta Federation of Organisdations of Persons with Disabilities (MFOPD) (Full)
Mauritius Youth with Disabilities Empowerment Platform (Associate)
Mauritius Federation of Disabled People’s Organisations Mauritius (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Montserrat Montserrat Association for Persons with Disabilities (Associate) (Implementation Statement)
Mozambique Mozambiquian Association of Disabled People FAMOD (Full) (Associate)
Mozambique Mozambican Association of Women with Disabilities (Associate) (Implementation Statement)
Mozambique Mozambican Mental Health Users Association AMUSAM (Associate) (Implementation Statement)
Namibia Autism Association of Namibia. (Associate) (Implementation Statement)
Namibia National Federation of People with Disabilities in Namibia (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Nauru Nauru Persons with Disabilities Organisation (Full)
New Zealand Kapo Maori Aotearoa (Associate) (Implementation Statement)
New Zealand Disabled Persons Assembly, Deaf Action (Associate) (Implementation Statement)
Nigeria Advocacy for Women with Disabilities Initiative AWWDI (Associate)
Nigeria Association for Comprehensive Empowerment of Nigerians with Disabilities (ASCEND) (Associate) (Implementation Statement)
Nigeria Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities of Nigeria JONAWPWD (Full)
Nigeria National Association of Women with Disabilities NAWID (Associate)
Nigeria Family Centred Initiative for Challenged Persons FACI (Associate) (Implementation Statement)
Nigeria Spinal Cord Injuries Association of Nigeria. Associate
Pakistan Policy Research And Development (PRAND) Organization. (Associate)
Pakistan Special Talent Exchange Program (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Assembly of Disabled Persons (Full)
Rwanda Rwandan Union of the Blind RUB (Associate)
Rwanda National Union Disabilities Organizations in Rwanda NOUSPR (Full)
Rwanda Rwanda Ex-Combatants and Other People with Disabilities Organisation RECOPDO (Associate) (Implementation Statement)
Rwanda Rwandan Organization Women with Disabilities UNABU (Associate Delegate) (Implementation Statement)
Rwanda National Organisation of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry NOUSPR. (Associate)
St Lucia National Council of and for People with Disabilities St Lucia Inc. (Full) (Implementation Statement)
St Vincent and the Grenadines Voice of the Disabled. (Full)
Samoa Nuanua Ol Alofa (Full)
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Union on Disability Issues SLUDI (Full)
Solomon Islands People with Disabilities Solomon Islands (Full)
South Africa Disabled Persons South Africa (Full) (Implementation Statement)
South Africa Autism South Africa (Associate) (Implementation Statement)
South Africa South African Disability Alliance SADA. (Associate)
South Africa South African National Council for the Blind SANCB (Associate)
Sri Lanka Disability Organisations Joint Front DOJF (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Foundation for Rehabilitation of the Disabled SLFRD (Associate)
Swaziland (Eswatini) Federation of Disabled Persons in Swaziland (FODSWA) (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Tanzania Association of the Deaf (CHAVITA) (Associate) (Implementation Statement)
Tanzania Tanzanian Federation of Disabled Persons Organisations SHIVYAWATA (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Togo Federation Togolaise Des Associations De Personnes Handicapees (Fetaph) (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Tonga Naunau O’E Alamaite Tonga Association (Full)
Trinidad and Tobago Persons with Visual Impairments Associate (Associate)
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Chapter of Disabled Peoples’ International. (Full)
Tuvalu Fusi Alofa Association (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Uganda National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda-NUDIPU (Full)
Uganda Legal Action for Persons with Disabilities (Associate)
Uganda Youth Physical Disability and Development Forum (Associate)
Uganda The Voice of the Youth with Disabilities. (Associate)
Uganda Uganda Federation of Hard Of Hearing (UFHOH). (Associate)
Uganda Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD). (Associate)
UK National Federation of the Blind (Associate)
UK (Wales) Disability in Wales and Africa DWA. (Observer/ally)
UK Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance ROFA (Full) (Implementation Statement)
Vanuatu Vanuatu Disability Promotion & Advocacy Association VDPA (Full)
Zambia Zambia Federation of Disability Organisations ZAFOD. (Full)
Zambia Deafblind Associaton of Zambia (DBAZ). (Associate)

Countries 51
Full Members 48
Associates 48

Observer/Ally 2