Martial Manana, President of PFPH/MAD © PFPH/MAD

Plateforme des Personnes Handicapées de Madagascar (PFPH/MAD) is a platform for the federations of people with disabilities in Madagascar, created in 2009. Over the years, it has expanded its scope and now has 10 member federations, including the Association des Albinos de Madagascar.

In 2014, a fruitful partnership was formed between PFPH/MAD and CBM Global, as part of the TOMADY (Towards Mainstreaming Disability) project, aimed at promoting the rights of people with disabilities in Madagascar, culminating in the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – CRPD in 2015 and the development of the National Disability Inclusion Plan – PNIH, with a view to their inclusion in Malagasy society.

For a “transformative change” to benefit people with disabilities, PFPH/MAD and CBM Global have launched a new phase of an inclusive development project for People with Disabilities for three years, from January 2023 to December 2025, and will cover four regions of Madagascar: Analamanga, Boeny, Vatovavy, and Atsimo Andrefana.

The main aim of the project is to ensure that people with disabilities can fully enjoy their rights and actively participate in all aspects of the country’s civil, cultural, economic, political, and social life, on an equal footing with other citizens.

Key activities under the project include harmonizing existing legislation, policies, and programs with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and building the capacity of the disability movement in Madagascar. Particular attention will also be paid to the development of a national policy for the inclusion and empowerment of people with disabilities in Madagascar, with an action plan for the period 2022-2031.

PFPH/MAD and CBM Global join forces to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in Madagascar. Through concrete actions and a shared vision, they strive to create a future where every individual, regardless of ability, can fully participate in society.


Martial Manana

President, PFPH/MAD