National Federation of the Disabled Nepal envisions a society and state where all persons with disabilities are living a quality and productive life without any barrier in an inclusive environment with full and equal realization of all human rights.
National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN) is legally registered non governmental organization (NGO) under the institutional enrollment act of Nepal. It is the national umbrella body of persons with disabilities, represents more than three hundreds member organizations working for promoting the rights of disabled people throughout the country. As the non governmental and non profitable organization NFDN has been leading disability rights movements in Nepal since 1993 through its working strategies – Advocacy, Awareness raising, Capacity building, Networking & Collaboration. Internationally, NFDN is the member assembly of Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI) and also representing Nepal in the DPI Asia Pacific region as vice-president, and South Asia as president. In national level, NFDN is the member of the Disability Advisory Desk under Prime Minister’s office, Special Education Council under Department of Education, National Development Council and Law Improvement Commission under the Ministry of Law and Justice.
NFDN has very influential and proactive roles for 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 various domains of development. NFDN has five regional offices in the leadership of regional committees in different five development regions and 10 district working committees in Jhapa, Ilam, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchok, Kaski, Kapilbastu, Jumla, Surkhet, Kailali and Baitadi.