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Awardees of UDA 2023

The NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Designs Awards 2023

We’re thrilled to have honored 14 exceptional innovators at the 14th NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards. For over a decade, these awards have recognized the outstanding work of those breaking barriers for people with disabilities and promoting inclusivity across India.

In a powerful video address, Shri Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Union Minister for Civil Aviation & Steel, highlighted the importance of involving every segment of India’s 1.4 billion population in our journey toward becoming the world’s third-largest economy by 2030.

Stories of Change

United in Action: Empowering Persons with Disabilities for Sustainable DevelopmentGoals

Introduction: The International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 2023 focuses on the theme “United inAction to Rescue and Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals with and by Persons withDisabilities.” This theme underscores the collective effort required to ensure inclusivity andequal opportunities for people with disabilities, aligning with the broader global

Case Studies

The case for Disability certification from Sonaraithari

Shivraj Mishra is an 11 years old boy with cerebral palsy from Sonaraithari block which is 35 kilometers away from the district headquarters of Deoghar, Jharkhand. His family consists of seven members, with his father being the sole earning member of the family. He hails from the lower economic strata of the society with a household income of INR 6000 per month. The family resides in Binjha village, which has a total population of 5724 people, as per the census of 2011. The village is well connected with roadways and has basic public infrastructure like the health sub-center and Anganwadi center.

Press Release


Disability and Gender: An Intersectional Lens

Women and girls with disabilities are not an homogenous group and hence, the discrimination faced by them is also layered based on their socio-economic identities


Judith Heumann

Judith Heumann – Interview Transcript

The interview was conducted with Ms Judith Heumann, disability rights advocate at the Harkin Summit, Belfast, Ireland, by Mr Arman Ali, Executive Director, NCPEDP. The summit brings together key champions and implementers from around the world to increase the employment of people with disabilities. Judith (Judy) Heumann is a lifelong

The Missing Millions Campaign

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