Policy, legislation and its implementation
By end 2019 we will ratify the AU Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa, and the East African Community Persons with Disability Bill.

Policy, legislation and its implementation
By end 2018 we will finalise and adopt the new National Policy on Disability and Inclusion,grounded in the UNCRPD and the principle of equity.

Policy, legislation and its implementation
By end 2019, we will revise the National Disability Law including aligning the official definition of disability with the UNCRPD and WHO’s International Classification of Disability Functioning and Health (ICF).

Policy, legislation and its implementation
For the 2019/20 financial year, NCPD will consult on all sector budgets, and by 2020/21 will launch a national, annual disability budget tracking process, to ensure spending on disability interventions and mainstreaming is monitored across government.

Representation and empowerment of persons with disabilities
By end 2021 we will provide training on roles, rights, and advocacy to all 13,000 cell and sector level NCPD Executive Committee members, including how to fulfil the responsibility to mainstream disability within local home-grown solutions such as Umuganda, Ubudehe, Itorero, Kuremera and Parents’ Forums.

Stereotypes, attitudes and behaviours
By end 2020 we will promote sporting activities for Rwandan people with disabilities nationally and internationally, by expanding sponsorship available to competing teams and individuals.

Theme: Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination
Year: 2018

Additional resources and implementation
From 2019/20 Fiscal Year onwards we will expand the government’s tertiary education scholarship programme to cover courses in Inclusive Education.

Inclusive education sector plans 
By 2020 we will finalize and adopt the Inclusive and Special Education Policy and develop a costed implementation plan.

Capacity building: teachers and staff

  1. By end 2020, at least 500 Sector and District level Education Officers will be trained and facilitated to monitor and assess Special Needs Education provision in schools.
  2. By end 2019 we will develop a plan to roll-out the Guide to Inclusive Education for Mainstream Teachers (REB, 2016) nationwide. By end 2020, at least one teacher in every primary and secondary school in Rwanda will have been trained to use the guide and deliver training on it to other school staff.
  3. By end 2020 inclusive education will be made a compulsory component of curricula offered by all accredited Teacher Training Centers and Teacher Training Institutes.

Policy, standards and regulations

  1. By end 2020, every school in Rwanda will include Inclusive Education actions in their Annual Plan and Performance Contract.
  2. By end 2020 we will develop and roll-out Minimum Standards of Care and Inclusion for children with disabilities to be applied in all education and care centers, including Early Childhood Development centers and residential care homes.
  3. By end 2020 we will adapt the National Curriculum for use in special schools and centers for children with severe disabilities.
Theme: Inclusive Education
Year: 2018

Accessible transport and infrastructure
By 2030, all public schools and health centers will be compliant with the revised disability-inclusive building code.

Inclusive social protection systems
By 2021, we will expand our existing programme of Direct Support (income support) to reach all people categorized with severe disabilities (categories 1 and 2 in the current classification) in ubudehecategories 1 and 2 (the two lower categories in the Rwandan socio-economic classification system) and gather evidence towards a more universal approach thereafter.

Access to decent work
By 2020, we will create 2000 jobs for people with disabilities.

Reasonable accomodation in the workplace and training institutions
By 2024 all TVET institutions will be fully inclusive for people with disabilities and women and girls.

Theme: Routes to Economic Empowerment
Year: 2018

New programmes or services
By 2020, all schools will receive, as needed, accessible laptops (under the one-laptop-per-child programme) and other accessible learning materials and tools suited to the needs of learners with disabilities.

Additional resources
By 2024 we will expand the Community-based Health Insurance (CBHI) scheme to cover all necessary health service for people with severe disabilities, including essential assistive technologies.

Theme: Harnessing Technology and Innovation
Year: 2018

Commit to use the Washington Group questions
We will integrate the Washington Group questions into the National Census (2022) and Demographic and Health Survey (2019/20) questionnaires and ensure that enumerators and officials are adequately trained in their use.

Theme: Data Disaggregation
Year: 2018

By 2020, we will ensure the Isange one-stop centers are accessible to people with disabilities, including the sight and hearing-impaired, and collect and report disability and gender-disaggregated data on the experience of gender-based violence.

Theme: Women and Girls with Disabilities
Year: 2018

By 2020 we will review the refugee registration system to ensure that the disability assessment framework is aligned with the definition of disability provided in the UNCRPD and WHO ICF.

Theme: Conflict and Humanitarian Contexts
Year: 2018

By 2020 we will review the refugee registration system to ensure that the disability assessment framework is aligned with the definition of disability provided in the UNCRPD and WHO ICF.

Theme: Conflict and Humanitarian Contexts
Year: 2018