Sense International joining consortium of charities to deliver inclusive development programme
24 July 2018
At yesterday’s Global Disability Summit, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) confirmed funding for a consortium of charities, including Sense International, which will deliver an inclusive development programme in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, and Tanzania among others.
The consortium will find ways to support 100,000 people with disabilities to access health services, enable 10,000 children with disabilities to go to school, and help up to 45,000 people with disabilities to increase their income. It will test innovative approaches to disability inclusion and generate high quality research to fill gaps and discover what works in this under-resourced area. Interventions that work will be scaled up, widening their reach, and new learning and evidence shared across the global development community and national governments.
The programme will be developed by a consortium of partners, including Sense International, Sightsavers, the International Disability Alliance, ADD International, BBC Media Action, BRAC, the Institute of Development Studies, Humanity & Inclusion, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Light for the World, and Social Development Direct.
You can read Penny Mordaunt’s announcement on the gov.uk website.
First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Friday 6 December 2019