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The Prosperity Fund cross-HMG 'Digital Access Programme' is a DFID-led partnership with FCO and DCMS. It aims to catalyse more inclusive, affordable, safe and secure digital access for excluded and underserved communities in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil and Indonesia. Increased digital inclusion in the programme countries will form the basis for more thriving digital ecosystems that generate high-skilled jobs, opportunities for local digital entrepreneurship focused on country-specific development challenges, as well as potential partnerships with international and UK business aimed at mutual prosperity. The Digital Access programme will also focus on learning about sustainable models and enablers for digital inclusion. The learnings will be shared with key stakeholders and other partner countries, thereby amplifying the impact of the programme.
To strengthen the democratic character of Nigerian political processes and outcomes by providing support to key electoral bodies, other relevant arms of government (such as the Legislature) and civil society organisations. Credible elections, an efficient legislature and the scrutiny of government performance by an informed society will motivate government to perform better and be more responsive to the needs of citizens.
Strategic Response 1: Increase access to quality HIV and health programmes Strategic Response 2: Support community-based organisations to be connected and effective elements of health systems Strategic Response 3: Advocate for HIV, health, gender, and human rights Strategic Response 4: A stronger partnership that is evidence-based and accountable to communities
Accountable Grant: "Releasing the Transformational Potential of Extractives for Economic Development (RTPEED)"Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)
To support implementation of NRGI 2014-2019 Strategy, including country strategies in NRGI/DFID priority countries and other NRGI global work and frontier areas.
The Mozambique’s Access to Finance Programme (MAFiP) is a 5 year contract wanting to impact the “active use of responsibly provided financial services by poor people and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) that meet their needs”. Overall the expected outcome is to open the access to the financial services for the population and businesses of Mozambique and to work with the Government of Mozambique to meet its 2020 target of increasing financial access from 22.3% to 35%.
Gender-Just Digital Innovation in Africa (GeDIA): Uniting women changemakers (and their male allies) to co-design gender-just digital futuresUK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Our aim is to unite women changemakers (and their male allies) from across academia, practice and industry (25 overall, of which 10 Co-Is, 7 partners, 8 to be co-opted) to develop strategies for gender-just digital futures in Africa. Together we will move gender equality from an afterthought in digital development to the heart of decision-making in inclusion, research, training, and design. We seek to unite the best gender and digital innovation research and together with women changemakers in African countries develop an action research agenda (to be executed in stage 2) to ensure that people of all genders have a fair share in Africa's digital future. We will work in 3 focal areas, with related research questions: A. Supporting advocacy for gender equality with digital tools and Data Science A1) How can advocacy for gender equality in Africa be improved with sophisticated use of digital tools (data science tools, data visualisation, SMS, social media etc)? A2) How can better digitalisation, datafication and data science lead to better gender-specific and intersectional data in Africa? B. Ensuring fair access for girls and women to training in IT and Data Science B1) How can structural barriers be overcome? B2) How can digital literacy training and curricula be changed to support women and girls' decisions on privacy and data sovereignty while helping them minimise their online risk (harassment; trolling etc)? B3) How can African women as creators of technologies (e.g. in IT professions) be supported? C. Developing methodologies for gender-just service design for digital-related services C1) How can digital design processes be developed that put African women's priorities and agency at the centre? C2) How can women and men together change the structural barriers that prevent gender equal outcomes in service design? We will: 1. Convene a series of workshops and webinars to jointly develop an analytical framework and action research agenda. We will apply scholarship in ICT4D and gender; Data Science; HCI; service design; and gender studies. 2. Form a Network of Networks bridging the business community (via GSMA), women changemakers in development (Oxfam; Malala Fund), women in the IT sector (Asikana) and networks of academics (our centres,UCT alumnae in ICT4D; ICT4D North) 3. Co-produce a Large Grant GCRF DIDA application (stage 2) to carry out the action research. 4. Develop a methodology for gender-just participatory service-design (to be piloted and scaled in stage 2) 5. Engage in mutual capacity building among the participants, drawing on the diverse expertise and existing training tools (e.g. Oxfam's social media training). Build a mentoring network, GeDIA Academy, for early career female academics in our area at African Universities. 6. Partner with the Data Science Africa Training School to run a first-ever training school focused on female participants' needs and priorities (20 participants). 7. Through a website, membership directory, videos, blog and e-book, amplify the voice of African women changemakers. Throughout and beyond the project period, the network will be a go-to address for journalists or prospective research collaborators to find relevant female public commentators and collaborators. Key non-academic partners and advisors: - DFID have stressed that our bid is highly aligned with their Digital Strategy, are enthusiastic, and have agreed to serve on the Advisory Board - Industry: The Connected Women Programme of the GSMA (global trade association of mobile phone providers) are very supportive, will serve on Advisory Board and will make introductions to industry partners - NGOs and enterprise: Oxfam GB (Gender team, Research team, Digital team); Malala Fund; INIITKenya have co-developed the proposal and will contribute in-kind (40 days of staff time). Zambian NGO Asikana Networkfor Women in IT will co-lead (time funded)
To: 1. Establish strong networks of key stakeholders within three cities ready to carry forward implementation of an Integrated Deprivation Area Mapping System (IDEAMAPS) in the following three-year project. 2. Achieve scalable proof-of-concept frameworks and techniques to map deprivation in these and other LMIC cities and a shared agenda to be pursued in the following three-year project.
-To harness energy, expertise and support from both academics in the Arts & Humanities and NGOs and community groups assisting persons harmed by and vulnerable to gender-based violence and inequality (GBV/I) across all four project countries (South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, UK) and directing these towards fulfillment of UN Sustainable Development Goals #5 (to achieve gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls), #4 (promotion of education) and #16 (promotion of peace, justice and strong institutions). -To facilitate international and cross-sectional collaboration towards a full understanding of the intersections of religion and rape culture and to devise innovative and versatile strategies to resist GBV/I effectively and comprehensively. -Through maximizing existing and devising new resources informed by biblical and gender studies, to improve significantly access to information, physical and mental health, and prospects of personal & economic empowerment and fulfillment for those at risk of GBV/I, e.g. through creative collaborations, including workshops, contextual bible study, and a sustainable media of resistance. Emphasis in all of posters, song and live performance strategies will be on self-representation and on engaging those most affected but also most under-represented publicly (e.g. vulnerable women/girls, members of the LGBTQ community). -To promote solidarity and support structures among persons vulnerable to GBV/I at local and international levels through stronger regional support networks and international knowledge exchange. -To create a significant, meaningful and cross-cultural contribution to the wide-ranging international debate on sexuality and gender-based oppression through participation of diverse academic and non-academic contributors. Every effort will be made to include unfiltered, self-representational contributions, including by subalterns, e.g. in the form of self-produced footage and artistic expression. -To promote development opportunities sensitive to indigenous knowledge, beliefs and practices through locally engaged approaches and close collaboration with participating partners based in southern Africa (e.g. dissemination of resources of KwaZulu-Natal's Ujamaa Centre, a hub of contextual bible study, in Lesotho and Botswana) and by extending and energizing existing networks (e.g. Boleswa, a University support network dating back to the apartheid era which links academic departments in Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland but which is currently under-resourced). -To facilitate the creation & distribution of professional footage and recordings of songs/performances to create a sustainable media of resistance, thereby bringing about consciousness-raising, educational and knowledge enhancing resources (visual, audio, film and text-based) on the topic of rape culture, which will be freely and easily accessible on a comprehensive website. -To explore fully the adaptation of project resources for integration into public education on rape culture at every level, through consultation with Botswana's Minister of Education. -To promote internationalisation and cross-boundary exchange and solidarity by sharing expertise and resources between the UK and southern Africa in both directions, including through teaching and presentations. PI & CI will teach and present at institutions of learning in southern Africa and Botswana-based project partner Kebaneilwe will present at the Centre for Religion and Public Life (Uni Leeds) and at both Hidden Perspectives and the Shiloh Project (public engagement projects hosted by Uni Sheffield), as well as at the Unis of York and Leeds Trinity. -To advance the inclusion of minority perspectives in the academic study and teaching of both the Bible and gender in the UK by incorporating materials from case studies in southern Africa in University modules, conference presentations and peer-reviewed as well as popular publications.