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The project purpose of the Land Investment for Transformation Programme (Ethiopia) is to increase land tenure security through second level land certification (SLLC) and improved rural land administration systems, maximising benefits to small holder farmers through to a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) component, in the four states of Oromia, Amhara, Tigray and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR). At the national level the project will work with the Government to ensure the transparency of land allocation, commercial land investment procedures and other policies and procedures are consistent with international good practice and human rights commitments. The LIFT Programme consists of three main pillars that includes: 1. Second Level Land Certification 2. M4P Interventions 3. Cross Cutting Policy Issues
CDIP is a two and a half year programme funded by the Conflict, Stability & Security Fund (CSSF), a cross-UK government departmental fund to help fragile and conflict affected states. The objective of CDIP is to support the consolidation of democratic practice in Pakistan, through strengthening the capacity of its political institutions to be more capable, accountable and responsive to the needs and aspirations of the Pakistani people. Consolidating democracy through enhanced inclusion and legitimacy begins – and continues – beyond election day. The programme will work closely with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP); the Parliament; Provincial Assemblies; political parties; and civil society. It will also focus particularly on enhancing the participation and empowerment of marginalised groups, including women, youth, persons with disabilities and minorities. CDIP will utilise its convening power to broker sustainable relationships that will bring together disparate groups in Pakistani society, and facilitate the building of consensus around the democratic process.
Distributed Intelligent Ultrasound Imaging System for Secure in-community Diagnostics (SecureUltrasound)UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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.
The project has three closely interlinked objectives. The most significant will come towards the end of the project, to develop positive interventions to address inequality of provision of basic infrastructure (water, sanitation, energy, transport and communications). This will result in a supported intervention in at least two neighbourhoods in each of the four main cities in the project. In conjunction with community associations, we will use the research to identify and develop a programme of supported intervention to work with residents, private sector organisations and government officials to help ensure that the infrastructural improvements associated with the transition to on-grid provision does not create a burden or exacerbate exclusions. There are obviously clear limits to what can be achieved in practical terms even as a result of a relatively large research project such as this one so the main objective is to demonstrate what may be possible. Stakeholder meetings and broader communication and engagement will help ensure that this demonstration is clearly communicated and widely known about. The two other objectives precede and are intended to inform this primary objective. The project is designed as an action research to lead up to the supported intervention. The second objective is to Establish differential patterns of access to basic services. This requires research in particular neighbourhoods of low income or off-grid housing. Six neighbourhoods will be selected in each city to represent the variety of situations of urban marginalisation. Four of these will be in the capital city and two in a secondary city to establish further comparison. Research will involve representative surveys to Identify patterns of inclusion and exclusion in the provision of basic services (water, sanitation, energy, transport, communication) from the perspective of residents and qualitative interviews will examine the impact of infrastructure development on housing security. This will lead to the selection of two infrastructure grids in each city. The third objective will move beyond the selected neighbourhoods to follow the services to identify trajectories of inclusion. Following the detailed research in the selected neighbourhoods, research teams in each country will select the two most relevant infrastructure grids in each specific context. These two grids will be examined in detail to explain the basis for the patterns of inclusion and exclusion analysed previously. This research will draw on the Systems of Provision approach to identify key agents in the relevant infrastructure grid. These agents will be interviewed and those who are willing will be involved in the PhotoVoice project to exchange perspectives with residents of the selected neighbourhoods. The comic book method will be applied to visualise possible interventions and form a means of discussing these interventions with all relevant stakeholders. All research data will be combined to identify 'trajectories of inclusion' which support the expansion of services while maintaining situations of equality. This leads back to the primary objective of establishing the practical intervention. These three objectives arise from a collectively produced theory of change with the overall goal of ensuring the urban change benefits the poorest urban residents in Asia and Africa. The supported intervention will be used as a demonstration to highlight what can be achieved in terms of enhancing equality of access in infrastructure provision. This informs the impact strategy which will involve evaluation of the intervention and engage all stakeholders in the process from the very beginning of the project.
The "African Health Information Exchange network: transforming chronic disease care" application seeks to partner academic, civil society and industry digital health stakeholders who have long-standing commitments to developing context-appropriate integrated public sector digital health solutions, with health service providers responsible for whole health jurisdictions. These jurisdictions have solid foundational digital health assets and a shared vision to leverage end-to-end interoperability in support of improved chronic disease care. Working in these selected implementation sites to achieve scaled government-led implementation successes and learnings, the network, if funded through to stage 2, will assist the sites to: 1) Leverage patient autonomy and agency through client-facing solutions and a rights-based approach to accessing one's own health data, to support adherence, self-management and differentiated care for chronic health conditions 2) Support the introduction or refinement by government of out-of-facility digitally-supported service delivery channels (e.g. non-clinical logistics hubs for medicine distribution and diagnostics, medicine lockers, self-testing and community health worker programs) ensuring that these interoperate seamlessly with the fixed health services through a health information exchange or equivalent 3) Use digital safety-nets and direct interactions with patients to safely enable out-of-facility care delivery approaches and ensure appropriate follow-up and (re)engagement 4) Apply modern data science approaches to population-wide consolidated data to intelligently support clinical care, service management and digital patient interactions During stage 1, the network will use the seed funding for extensive participatory requirements gathering and network expansion with the following objectives: 1) To actively expand the network to other civil society and academic partners in the region who are working in jurisdictions amenable to partnerships with government health service providers, and which have sufficient digital health foundational investments to potentially achieve the overall project objectives. 2) Through direct engagement with healthcare clients, patient advocacy groups, lay health care workers, clinicians and health service managers, to develop a clear understanding of health system care delivery modalities which need to be accommodated in implementation sites, with identified digital tools, and integration, inter-operability, and user-interface requirements, culminating in a Requirements Consolidation workshop where all inputs will be synthesised and aligned 3) To develop high-level specifications for technological design and innovation which will address requirements prioritized during the Requirements Consolidation workshop, including proposed extensions to the African Health Information Exchange enterprise architecture, by engaging digital health and data science specialists in a two-day Technology Deep Dive workshop 4) To develop an initial stage 2 proposal based on the above activities which will be iteratively refined for submission against the full proposal call 5) Following the submission of the stage 2 proposal, to release working papers detailing the findings from the functional and technical requirements gathering initiatives