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Our Partners

Research Partners

The Pacific Disability Forum has teamed up with several other organisations interested in improving the research base on disability in the Pacific. More details and links to the final reports are available on our research page

Project Partners


In July 2012 the Pacific Disability Forum and CBM signed a memorandum of understanding. The primary focus of this agreement is building the capacity of the Pacific Disability Forum and its members, particularly in the area of Disability Inclusive Development.

CBM will also provide Pacific Disability Forum staff and members with training and mentoring in Disability Inclusive Development, as well as providing technical expertise in this area as needed. The ultimate goal of this partnership is to ensure Disabled People’s Organisations in the Pacific are empowered to represent themselves in development discussions.

This memorandum includes the establishment of a Disability inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network for Asia and Pacific (DiDRRN). This network includes the Pacific Disability Forum and CMB plus Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund, Centre for Disability in Development, Handicap International, Malteser International and the South Asian Disability Forum.

The DiDRRN’s main objective is to contribute to greater participation and inclusion of persons with Disabilities in post 2015 development and disaster risk reduction.

UN Women

UN Women and PDF are collaborating on a project to prevent violence against women and girls with disabilities in Fiji.  This 4 phase project aims to address the intersectional violence against women and girls with disabilities at the grassroots level.  Read more about this project on our women's page.  

UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The Pacific Disability Forum will host a UN Volunteer in 2013 and 2014.  This volunteer will lead a working group of key United Nations agencies as part of the Pacific Enable Project. Read more about this project on our advocacy page.  


Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)

The Pacific Disability Forum is part of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat's working group for the Pacific Regional Strategy on Disability.