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To encourage innovation amongst the private sector by provision of investment capital and business development services worth £27 m to innovative enterprises in low income states of India and £11m for enterprises in developing countries by 2019. This will contribute to MDGs by benefitting 1 million individuals with improved access to affordable and efficient services in the Low Income States of India and Developing Countries.
To increase and strengthen vocational training capacity by improving access and quality of skills training in India. This will lead to directly or indirectly support 1 million people with quality training by 2022.
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
The Newton Fund's primary objective is to reduce poverty by generating and putting into use knowledge and technology to address development challenges and advance development for the poorest people and countries. We will seek to maximise the practical impact of research and innovation to improve the lives and opportunities of the global poor. In achieving this we will grow the research and innovation capacity of developing countries, as well as contributing to the continued strength of the UK’s research and innovation system, and support our wider prosperity and global influence.
Provide UK support on urban governance, planning, finance and city partnerships to deliver Government of India's urban development programmes in select UK-India partner cities. The support will bring the best expertise from the UK to help create economically vibrant, safe and climate resilient cities in India.
To build a new UK-India research partnership with developing country researchers to deliver evidence-informed solutions for global development challenges on health, food and women.
To support the implementation of the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) through Technical Assistance at the Central Ministry and through them at the city level. UK support will achieve this by developing partnerships with UK urban planning, research and business organisations to help India cities develop investment plans, attract finance and deliver smart urban solutions that create jobs for the urban poor.
The main objectives of DARPI are: 1. Determine the drivers for antimicrobial use (AMU), by undertaking participatory rural appraisal and rapid ethnographic assessment at key stages along the broiler meat food system. 2. Map, define the socio-economic context and identify hotspots within the poultry meat food system, by quantifying AMU and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at key points of the system. 3. Determine rational use protocols and alternatives to AMs, through in vivo and in vitro studies that minimize AMR selection, and analyse risks for dissemination of AMR. 4. Co-design and assess AMU/AMR interventions with people who work and use the broiler meat food system. Objectives 1 and 2 are important for understanding the complexity of the drivers of AMU and AMR in the broiler meat system in its entirety and provide data that inform studies in Objective 3, and allow pressure points for AMU and AMR to be identified and visualised, which will aid the co-design of interventions with stakeholders for Objective 4. The supply chain from breeder to retail will be followed with integrated collection of qualitative and quantitative data, providing valuable opportunities for training in social design and ethnographic methodology. We will determine practices, use and the drivers for use of AM, and quantify the abundance and diversity of AMR along this chain, supported by in vivo and in vitro studies, including investigating alternatives to antimicrobials and alternative AMU strategies, with all of this subject to economic analysis. These will inform rational use and the development of participatory design tools to co-design and ensure that interventions are feasible, acceptable and cost-effective; with consideration of the future trajectory of the Indian poultry industry, so that approaches are scalable, sustainable and able to react to accommodate anticipated trajectory development within the Indian context. Objective 1 will be led by the by Royal Holloway University with the University of Arts and the Centre for Disease Dynamics Economics & Policy (CDDEP), but with involvement of other Indian institutes. Objective 2 will involve all institutes in contributing to data (qualitative, quantitative, economic) and sample collection, and analysis; specific work packages have been designed to contribute to these objectives, with the National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB) leading along with the University of Liverpool, Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), and the Poultry Disease Diagnosis and Surveillance Laboratory (PDDSL) of the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, contributing to metadata and sample collection and determining the presence and context of AMR in the broiler meat chain. The economic context will be led by the University of Edinburgh, Liverpool and CDDEP and they will also contribute to objectives 3 and 4. Objective 3 will be led by Indian Council for Agricultural Research - Directorate of Poultry Research and Liverpool, with contributions from NIAB, KVAFSU and PDDSL, with the risk of dissemination addressed by Royal Veterinary College London, who will also contribute to data analysis across objectives 1-3. Finally, the co-design aspects of objective 4 will be led by the University of Arts and CDDEP.
Phase III, Multicentre, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate Efficacy of Probiotic Supplementation for Prevention of NeonaUK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Objectives: Primary: To estimate 30% reduction in the incidence of neonatal sepsis in the intervention arm with a daily supplementation of 10 billion dose of VSL #3 over a period of 30 days in 0-2 month old LBW infants. Secondary: 1.To study stool colonization patterns at day 0, day 21 and day 60 in a sub-sample (to be done at one study site). 2.To assess cost- effectiveness of the probiotics intervention
The Clean Air for Delhi Through Interventions, Mitigations and Engagement (CADTIME) project aims to provide a clear understanding of what is required to make significant reductions in levels of air pollution in the Indian megacity. It will suggest and provide interventions to achieve such reductions that are achievable, affordable in both economic and social terms, effective, as well as responsive to future changes through to year 2050. In order to achieve the global aim of CADTIME, a number of objectives have been identified, which will be delivered through an integrated structure of seven work tasks. In order of priority, these objectives are: i. Identify key emission sources, emission trends and current scenario analysis. ii. Identify key factors controlling urban air quality legislations/policies/standards. iii. Develop and validate an effective and efficient air quality modelling system for hot spot, local and regional pollution problems identified in consultation with researchers of Themes 1, 2 and 3 of this Call. iv. Design and quantify impacts of interventions for mitigating air pollution in Indian Megacity Delhi for medium- and long-term horizons (current to 2030 and 2050). v. Compile a range of potential practical interventions with stakeholders through DELPHI methodology, employing both forecasting and backcasting approaches to develop an air pollution pathway; and create a prioritised shortlist of robust solutions with quantified impacts. vi. Evaluate the reduction in pollution achievable by recommended interventions to 2050. vii. Interact with and integrate research outputs from Themes 1, 2 and 3 to collective benefit. This project will develop and deliver, a comprehensive novel and scientifically-informed platform that combines the monitoring of major source of emissions; including industrial, domestic and vehicles across regional to local scales; interfaces with models to explore solutions to inform decision-making policy regarding interventions to mitigate air pollution to reduce human exposure. This project focuses on delivering and using the platform to define mitigation measures and uses currently available data and models, the legacy of previous EPSRC and British Council funded projects. However, CADTIME feeds on the emission validation and sources (Theme 1) and interfaces with better understanding of physical and chemical processes (Theme 2) and exposure validation and health outcomes (Theme 3).
ARCHAEOLOGY TO BUSINESS IN FAYNAN: EMPOWERING AND ALLEVIATING THE POVERTY OF BEDOUIN WOMEN IN SOUTHERN JORDANUK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
1. To empower and alleviate the poverty of Bedouin women in Faynan, southern Jordan. The region of Faynan and Gregira in southern Jordan is one of the most poverty stricken areas of the country, with women suffering especially high levels of deprivation. The region also has some of the best preserved and most distinctive archaeological monuments within Jordan, with considerable excavation having been undertaken by AHRC-funded UK teams, and those from the US. The objective is to use the outcomes of this research to support the alleviation of poverty. 2. To use the outcome of AHRC funded archaeological excavation at the early Neolithic site of WF16 to inspire the design of high quality and locally distinctive handicraft products for sale to tourists visiting the archaeological sites in Faynan. The AHRC funded excavation of the early Neolithic site of WF16 (2008-10) recovered a unique collection of Neolithic art objects, principally stone and bone engraved with geometric designs, with some human and animal depictions. This provides a source for designs for handicrafts that will be unique to the locality of Faynan. The products will raise awareness of the AHRC funded research and its findings to previously unrealised stakeholders. 3. To establish a 'Women's Cooperative Society' for the manufacture, marketing and sale of these handicraft products. Tourism is on the increase in Faynan, but the local Bedouin community is currently unable to benefit because it lacks products that might sell to the tourists. Jordan is flooded with cheap handicraft imports from China and India, with tourists increasingly looking for locally distinctive high quality products. 4. To provide handicraft and business training to members of the cooperative so that it becomes a self-sustaining business, beyond the end date of the project. The aim is to support the Bedouin women in their development of a sustainable business enterprise that will be financially viable after the funding support has come to an end. As such, training will be provided in market research, pricing, accountancy, customer relations and so forth. 5. To identify and develop venues for the sale of the handicrafts in Faynan and from outlets in Amman. While Faynan will be the principal market for the sale of handicrafts, using specific tourist locations, such as the Faynan trekking camp, arrangements will also be sought with handicraft outlets in Amman to provide additional income streams. 6. To enhance social cohesion, cooperation and well-being within the Bedouin women from different tribal groups in Faynan. There are five different tribes within Faynan, each having different access to different resources, and different types of skills. The project seeks to build on a willingness from the women to develop greater cooperation between the tribes so that these skills and resources can be shared for the benefit of all. 7. To provide a case-study of how University-based researchers can work with an NGO committed to international development to generate economic impacts from Arts & Humanities based research.
Induction of labour in pre-eclamptic women: a randomised trial comparing balloon catheter with oral misoprostol.UK - Medical Research Council
Maternal vitamin B12, folic acid and homocysteine as determinants of gestational diabetes, fetal growth and intergenerational programming of diabesityUK - Medical Research Council
Development and evaluation of a yoga-based cardiac rehabilitation programme (Yoga-CaRe) for secondary prevention of myocardial 12250arctionUK - Medical Research Council
A pragmatic and scalable strategy using mobile technology to promote sustained lifestyle changes to prevent Type 2 diabetes in India and the UKUK - Medical Research Council
Step-down affordable treatment for chronic hepatitis B 12250ection in Africa and India Acronym - STEP-HEPUK - Medical Research Council