About us

About Us

Governing body – The Board

As prescribed in the Persons with Disability Act, the Board is made up of 18 members. The current Board consists of eight representatives of whom four are women, of the following categories of disabilities: mental disability; visual impairment; physical disability and hearing impairment. It also then has a representative from the Federation of Employers, representatives from the following ministries, the Ministry responsible for works and buildings, Education Science and Technology, Community Development and Social Welfare, Finance, Broadcasting services, Labour, Health; a representative from the Attorney General’s office and a representative from a youth disability organisation.

The Organisational structure

The organisational structure is such that at the helm of the Agency is the Director General under whom fall three Directorates, headed by the Director of Planning & Programmes, Director of Rehabilitation and Research and the Director of Administration and Finance.

About Us


The Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities is a quasi-Government Institution established by an Act of Parliament, the Persons with Disabilities Act No. 06 of 2012 of the Laws of Zambia.


ZAPD is a statutory body established under the persons with disabilities act number 6 of 2012 cap 65 of the laws of zambia. The agency falls under the Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare.


A fully rehabilitated or rehabilitated, enlightened, economically empowered and socially integrated disabled persons with full access to information / public facilities e.t.c. and enjoying equal rights with other members of the society.