The Federation of Disability Organizations in Malawi (FEDOMA) is not a service provider rather we advocate and lobby for inclusive service delivery, promotion and safeguarding for rights of persons with disabilities. The organization was established in 1999 


FEDOMA strives for an inclusive barrier free society where every individual is able to maximize their fullest potential.


FEDOMA is an umbrella of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) in Malawi which works to unify, coordinate efforts and strengthen the advocacy work of its affiliates for the well-being of persons with disabilities in Malawi.


 Integrity

 Non-partisan

 Accountability and transparency

 Equality

 Participation

 Respect for human rights

 Tolerance.

 Commitment to duty

 Objectivity

 Equal opportunities (Equity)

 Flexibility

 Teamwork

 Gender sensitivity

 Good governance

 Belief in God

FEDOMA SLOGAN: "From Exclusion to Inclusion"

The Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi (FEDOMA) is an umbrella Organisation of all Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) in Malawi. There is a network of 12 affiliated member OPDs and these OPDs are the core of the Malawi Disability movement. 

FEDOMA established district-level structures called District Disability Fora (DDFs) 

DDFs bring the unifying and coordinating role of FEDOMA at the district level. These structures also help to properly interface with district councils and other authorities at the district level. 

To strengthen the movement even further, FEDOMA is currently establishing Area Disability Fora ADFs at the Traditional Authority (T/A) level. ADFs bring the unifying and coordinating role of all OPD members to the Village Development Committees (VDCs) and Area Development Committees (ADCs).  



  • To promote and advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities,

  • To advocate for and monitor the equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities as stipulated in the United Nation’s Standard Rules

  • To coordinate the formation and strengthen the capacity of the affiliated OPDs.


  • Successfully advocating for the passage of the Disability Act and the adoption of disability policy under the national disability mainstreaming strategy.

  • Championing the inclusive education in Malawi.

  • Actively monitoring the human rights situation of persons with disabilities.

  • Securing the representation of PwDs in more than 95 percent in local Councils as part of special interest groups.

  • Securing the representation of PwDs in community-level structures such as village development committees VDCs and Area development committees ADCs.

  • Facilitates the establishment of organizations for persons of marginalized disabilities.

  •  Establishment of District and community-level structures across the whole country 

  • Contributing to elections monitoring and observation processes for both international and local mission. Successfully supporting candidates with disabilities in both the 2014 and 2019 general elections at parliamentary and local council levels. Under this achievement, one parliamentarian with a disability won in 2014 and one parliamentarian won in 2021 by-elections. 

  • Furthermore. Two councilors with disabilities won in 2014 and 7 Councilors in 2019 two of whom are chairpersons in their respective councils of Blantyre and Machinga.

  • Successfully advocate for the passage of 2023 Persons with Disabilities Act

  • Successfully advocate for the  ratification of African Disability Protocol (ADP).  

Simon Wachimwai Munde

Executive Director

Ethel Kachala

Project Manager

Chisomo Malemba

Finance Manager

Lyson Mapanga

Communications Specialist & Project Coordinator

Malonje Phiri

Project Coordinator

Bridget Banda

Project Coordinator

Saidi Bakali

Finance Officer

Arbert Mwase

District Project Coordinating Assistant

Andrew Njawala

Sign Language Interpreter

Vinjeru Chisenga

Programmes Assistant

Vitumbiko Mzumara

Head Driver

Sinos Timothy


Martha Dinemu

Office Assistant

Andrew Misanjo



1.     Mr. Mapopa Shaba- Chairperson

2.     Ms. Scader Louis-  Vice-Chairperson

3.     Mr. Menard Zachariah- General Secretary

4.     Mr. Charles Banda-  Vice General Secretary

5.     Mrs. Mchaneta Mukiwa Nachanje-Treasurer



1.     Ms. Grace Gondwe

2.     Pastor Simon Thom

3.    Mrs. Elifa Banda

4.     Mr. Golden Chikaphonya

5.     Ms. Idah Lungu

6.     Mr. Ishmael Supiriyano

7.     Mrs. Patricia Muhamba

8.     Mr. Gaston Manda



1.     Mr. Boniface Massah   chairperson

2.  Ms. Odilia Phiri

3.  Professor Jonathan Makuwira

4.     Counsel Mrs. Hilder  Soko

5.     Mr. Jones Jiya

6.     Mrs. Florida Jana Manda



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