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About Us

The Disability Rights and Development Centre – DHAT [DRDC-DHAT] is a regional NGO alliance or consortium of Disability and development related Organisations promoting inclusive development special focus on promoting human and development rights for persons with disabilities and communities. DRDC-DHAT is working in 4 countries Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

What is DRDC- DHAT?

The Disability Rights and Development Centre – DHAT [DRDC-DHAT] is a regional NGO alliance or consortium of Disability and development related Organisations promoting inclusive development special focus on promoting human and development rights for persons with disabilities and communities. DRDC-DHAT is working in 4 countries Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. DRDC-DHAT stands for persons with disabilities and their communities working to educate, support and empower persons with disabilities and their families to maximize their potentials. Also, it works to promote independent living, access to humanitarian aid, human rights, gender, health, social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities in development interventions. DHAT was established in 2006 as Disability, HIV and AIDS Trust (DHAT) and later in 2020 changed to Disability Rights and Development Centre- DHAT (DRDC-DHAT) with a broader intervention mandate.  DRDC-DHAT has Disability, HIV and AIDS Trust (DHAT) and Zimbabwe Network of Disability, HIV and AIDS Organisations (ZIMNEDHAO) country programs in Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  Its regional Secretariat is   in Harare, Zimbabwe.

DRDC-DHAT’s mandate is advocacy for disability inclusion, health, education, gender, access to humanitarian AID, policies, legislation, strategies, practices, economic, culture and social development, DHAT promotes the rights and capabilities of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and communities. It aims at achieving greater inclusion through involvement and meaningful participation of Person with Disabilities (PWDs) in Socio-Economic Development, Humanity and Inclusion interventions.

Our Mission

DRDC-DHAT upholds the following guiding principles:

Our Values.