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The UK's Contribution to ATscale, the global partnership for assistive technology

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

To improve access to assistive technology, also known as AT, by contributing to ATscale, the global partnership for assistive technology. This funding and funding from other donors will be used to catalyse access to AT for 500 million people by 2030, through ATscale's two strategic objectives as follows. 1. Develop an Enabling Environment for increased access to high-quality, affordable AT by growing political will, advocating for and informing policy reform, mobilising investment, and strengthening systems and service delivery at global, regional, and country levels. 2. Identify interventions required to Shape Markets and overcome supply and demand-side barriers for priority AT. ATscale already works at global level and is choosing countries for in-depth support. The priority products for ATscale are wheelchairs, glasses, hearing aids, prosthetics and orthotics, and digital devices. This delivers on a commitment at the Global Disability Summit in July 2018.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-1-300727
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 27-12-2019
Total Budget: £20,000,000

Technical Assistance for UK-Africa Investment

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Technical assistance for UK-Africa Investment will benefit partner countries by helping to identify sector specific commercial opportunities which can be showcased at the Summit; develop investment analysis materials for each country; deliver country- and sector-focused events around the Summit date itself and; provide analysis on UK-Africa investment flows. This programme will support the promotion of Africa as a destination for investment in order to spur economic growth that supports job creation and sustainable development. The Summit will focus on the following key sectors - agri-business, infrastructure, consumer goods manufacturing and clean energy. This programme will also support post-Summit work to further develop UK-Africa investment going forward.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-1-301001
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 15-08-2019
Total Budget: £4,899,999

Africa Investment Technical Assistance Facility

Price Waterhouse Cooper

The UK-Africa Investment Summit aimed to drive increased investment into Africa and long-term inclusive growth. The UK Government established a Technical Assistance (TA) Facility to support the preparation and delivery of Summit content. It provided analysis, digital content and factsheets, as well as support to the delivery of a series of pre-Summit events. The UK-Africa Investment Summit TA Facility was led by PwC and drew on expertise from an alliance that included WAVTEQ, Vivid Economics, OCO Global, WG Inclusive and Adam Smith International. The contract is being extended to build on the legacy of the Summit to monitor impact, deliver scoping studies and technical advice around trade and investment in Africa, particularly related to Covid-19. The alliance remains the same, with the addition of Wellspring Development Capital.

Project Identifier: GB-COH-03580586-5000626293
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-10-2019
Budget: £4,498,897

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