To improve primary and secondary education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by providing up to £283.2million in technical assistance, financial aid and infrastructure which aims to benefit all primary and lower secondary children in the province by 2020.This programme targets primary enrolment specifically girl child enrolment and female literacy which contributes towards Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 5. The programme is directly supporting 257,808 children to gain quality education.
To build Ethiopia’s resilience to shocks by seeking to support the Government of Ethiopia to lead an effective and accountable humanitarian response system. It will have four key strands: Providing technical assistance to the Government of Ethiopia to lead and deliver an effective and accountable humanitarian response , delivering food and cash to people in humanitarian need in the most effective way, respond to emergency humanitarian needs in the most effective way and monitoring, evaluation and learning to strengthen humanitarian delivery in Ethiopia.
To improve the health of women, children, the poor and socially excluded in Nepal, including by restoring health services in areas affected by the 2015 earthquake, and improving the quality and governance of health services nationwide.
To promote peace and stability in eastern DRC and support the implementation of the regional Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF)To promote peace and stability in eastern DRC and support the implementation of the regional Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF). It will support national, multilateral and bilateral efforts over the next three to five years to end the cycles of conflict and build lasting peace at local, provincial, national and regional levels in the DRC.
To prevent stunting in children under 5 by providing monthly cash transfers with nutrition education to 110,000 mothers giving them the resources and knowledge to provide their young children with a balanced and healthy diet. The project will benefit a total of 770,000 people over 6 years in Jigawa and Zamfara states by July 2019.
To achieve better security and access to justice for at least 1.85 million people, including over 1 million women and girls.
Support to Government of Mozambique to demonstrate that well designed and implemented Social Assistance Programmes have the potential to play a significant role in contributing to national strategies for poverty reduction.Support to the Government of Mozambique and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to carry out the re-registration of approximately 335,000 beneficiaries under the Mozambique National Social Secruity System. Re-registration will be completed by December 2014. This will result in a fraud-free payments system which can effectively target the most vulnerable, providing increased value for money and better enabling progress towards Millennium Development Goal 1 - poverty reduction - in Mozambique
This programme will work to strengthen voice and accountability for women's rights and young people. It will address the root causes of disadvantage, discrimination and exclusion working with communities, civil society, government institutions and the UN. It will work to shift damaging social norms, attitudes and behaviours at the individual, institutional and societal levels to improve gender equality and youth participation.
The Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) is working to support Nigerian governments to become demonstrably better at prioritizing, planning, resourcing, delivering, tracking and accounting for the delivery of public goods and services that respond to the needs of citizens, who are themselves actively engaged in ensuring these. The Engaged Citizens Pillar effectively engages citizens to bring about improvements in service delivery and poverty outcomes by working to ensure that constituencies become increasingly effective at influencing governments on selected service delivery and policy issues for the benefit of a greater number of Nigerians.
To prevent violence against women and girls and improve access to justice for survivors of violence in Malawi, working with community members and with formal and informal justice providers.
The Malawi Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Prevention and Response Programme is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and delivered by Coffey in a consortium with Social Development Direct and Plan International. The first phase of implementation (until May 2022) and will see the programme test intervention pilots for potential scale-up in Phase 2 (June 2022-November 2024). The Programme’s objective is to reduce the prevalence of violence against women and girls and improve the justice system for women and girls living with violence in Malawi. The Programme’s objective is to reduce the prevalence of violence against women and girls and improve the justice system for women and girls living with violence in Malawi. It will do this by achieving the following Outcomes: • Formal and informal justice services and local institutions are accessible, responsive and accountable to women and children’s needs; • People in target areas are less tolerant of violence and are more supportive of survivors; • Individuals use non-violent means to settle disputes and avoid harmful practices, and seek support if they experience violence.
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Ethiopian charities and societies, and the Government of Ethiopia, federal and regional.
Infrastructure & Cities for Economic Development was launched in 2016 to improve the enabling environment for sustainable, inclusive growth-enhancing infrastructure service delivery in DFID focus countries. It is also to harness the benefits of cities for sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in DFID focus countries across the Middle East & Africa. The ICED Facility was managed by PwC and drew on expertise from an alliance which included Arup, Adam Smith International, Engineers Against Poverty, the International Institute for Environment and Development, MDY Legal and Social Development Direct. The programme ran from 1 February 2016 to 31 July 2019 and has now closed
To improve the lives of at least 6500 adolescent girls in Kenya between the age of 10 and 14, by improving their access to health, education, economic assets and protection from violence. Evidence from research will influence national policy and support scaled up, cost-effective interventions for adolescent girls in the future.
The Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) was launched by the UK in 2012 as a 12 year commitment to reach the most marginalised girls in the world and is the largest global fund dedicated to girls’ education. The UK is committed to ensuring millions of girls in some of the poorest countries, including girls who have disabilities or are at risk of being left behind, receive a quality education. Through the GEC, we aim to transform the lives of over one million of the world’s most marginalised girls through quality education and learning. Access to a good quality education and learning opportunities will empower these girls to secure a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
To contribute to the prevention of violence against women and children in Zambia and to increase access to critical services for 16,500 new users by the year 2018
To contribute to a reduction in incidents of violence against women and girls in UK Government priority countries through ensuring effective, relevant and coordinated programming.
DFID staff and country offices and other UK government departments Organisation, individuals and academics working on or interested in the eradication of VAWG
The project's principle objectives are: 1) To analyze the emerging role of performance and festival in South India, as they engage with tensions between endangered heritage and rapid urbanization, severe environmental degradation, infrastructural crisis and the impact on built and natural heritage and living environments 2) To approach this through the multiple perspectives of an interdisciplinary network which will draw together experts in performance, archaeology, animal behaviour, urban studies, sociology and economics in order to understand the material, cultural and environmental circumstances and effects of the performing arts in three South Indian cities. This involves paying attention to performance in terms of changing material and economic practices; of curators and artists' direct engagement with the concerns of peripheral communities; and of aesthetic contribution to the ways in which the urban landscape is imagined, designed and experienced 3) To identify models for promoting sustainable cities and communities through performance by engaging in interdisciplinary discussion of four case studies, observed in field trips made by the core group. These provide examples of festival performance across art forms in South India, in sites experiencing crisis through change. We will examine the interconnections and shared concerns of heritage and contemporary practices on city peripheries, and identify transferable examples of innovative, sustainable practices. Thus we aim to establish the potential for performance to support and promote sustainable practices and communities, and to identify urgent challenges (for example, the conflicting positive and negative effects of a growth in heritage tourism). It will also be important to identify the effects of urbanization on the material conditions of heritage performance practices, and the ethical, environmental and economic implications of these changes (for instance the impact on the conditions of performing animals and their keepers) 4)To develop and document new models for using performance as a tool to generate discussion and debate between stakeholders who do not usually meet, and for gathering information from those whose voice is often absent from planning processes - communities who are marginalized not just geographically, but socially. We will work with non-HE organizations in Bengaluru towards this objective, in particular the MOD Institute of Urban Research, aiming to establish ongoing collaborations to develop this enquiry further 5)To share and identify methodologies and findings with a wider public, in order to extend the range of approaches to inclusive dialogues about urban futures and to offer policy proposals based on an holistic, interdisciplinary understanding of the involvement of performance in urbanization and its effects 6)To strengthen and develop connections between NIAS, Bengaluru and the University of Exeter Drama Department, to develop research collaborations and further initiatives. To date these connections have been limited to collaborations on postgraduate supervision (funded by UKIERI and the University of Exeter), but the interdisciplinary concerns of these students demonstrate the potential for further exchange between staff at these institutions 7)To contribute to the development of theatre and performance studies in India through an interdisciplinary project that demonstrates the wider relevance of performance research and its connections with other disciplines, involving postgraduate researchers working between NIAS and Exeter Drama Department, or based at either institution. We will also seek to extend the reach of the network through additional funding for travel bursaries for emerging scholars to join us and to bring Indian and international experts in curation and performing arts to attend events in Bengaluru and Kochi. We will includeat least two emerging Indian performance scholars in our edited, academic publication.
The aim of the proposed research is to develop and integrate technology which enables capture and use of clinically valuable ultrasound data for prenatal care without need of real-time ultrasound image based visual feedback. The hypothesis for the research is that "it is possible to conduct prenatal screening with high level of confidence using the advanced freehand 3D ultrasound and augmented reality technologies without the ultrasound image based visual feedback". The objectives for the proposed research are: 1. Design, prototype and test an advanced but low cost ultrasound system for 3D ultrasound imaging for prenatal care based on MEMS based sensors. 2. Design, prototype and test an intelligent augmented reality (AR) based ultrasound scanning assistant to automatically judge and correct ultrasound data acquisition parameters 3. Develop a cloud based and intelligent 3D ultrasound image construction (from tracked 2D images) and analysis framework for diagnostics (screening) that protects against the misuse by hiding the identity of mother at the site of analysis. 4. Analyse the effectiveness of the novel imaging capability for its ethical use and its impact on the society. 5. Identify current clinical pathways for prenatal care in Indian context. Design and model future prenatal screening clinical pathways across multiple scenarios and set the performance requirements without ultrasound image based visual feedback The proposed research will develop novel MEMS sensor based freehand 3D ultrasound scanning system (USS), develop new data capture templates and algorithms for the augmented reality glasses to support less skilled technicians during the data capture and a novel cloud based image construction, analysis and diagnostics system that hides the identity of the mother at each stage and gives advice through internet based communication. These new technologies will solve a unique major social problem for India, therefore it is very timely. The research will also provide a secondary benefit to the UK by bringing the ultrasound scanning capability to the GP surgery. Following a strict ethical approach (as expected in the UK and India) to all aspects of the research and user interaction, it is expected that the research will develop anonymised data set from the freehand scanning and image construction for future use by the research community. The data will be published based on the EPSRC and GCRF guidelines.