Search Results: Africa

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    Celebrating Inspirational Entrepreneurs Building Tech that Matters for Africa

    Bernard Chiira, AMREF Health Africa
    May 13, 2020
    Africa

    Bernard presents an overview of the innovations and teams that were part of the first cohort of Innovate Now, Africa's first Assistive Tech Accelerator.

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    Celebrating Inspirational Entrepreneurs Building Tech that Matters for Africa

    Bernard Chiira, AMREF Health Africa
    May 13, 2020
    Africa

    Bernard presents an overview of the innovations and teams that were part of the first cohort of Innovate Now, Africa's first Assistive Tech Accelerator.

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    Can Paralympic sport break down barriers to assistive technology use in Africa?

    Nyasha Mharakurwa, Stacy Konadu Mensah, Patrick Yaw Obeng
    Sept. 13, 2021
    Africa

    In this blog, Nyasha Mharakurwa, a wheelchair tennis player and London 2012 Paralympian from Zimbabwe, Stacy Konadu Mensah, a wheelchair tennis player from Ghana, and Patrick Yaw Obeng, a para-athlete from Ghana share their reflections and experiences of barriers to assistive technology access and how Para sports can help break down these barriers for disabled people in Africa.

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    Access to life changing spectacles for millions. A new vision for KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Oct. 2, 2020
    South Africa

    The publication gives an overview of the challenge, what works and next steps. Under Cluster 3: Country Implementation of the AT2030 programme, CHAI is partnering with country governments to identify opportunities to drive availability and affordability of AT.

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    IPC to provide free to air coverage of Toyko 2020 Paralympic Games in Sub-Saharan Africa thanks to support from UK Aid

    Loughborough University, The International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
    Dec. 2, 2020
    Global

    This broadcast initiative is a key element of the Para Sport Against Stigma project between the IPC, Loughborough University, and the University of Malawi, Chancellor College, which aims to support social change and overcome stigma and discrimination against persons with disabilities in Africa. Para Sport Against Stigma is part of AT2030, a programme funded by UK Aid and led by the Global Disability Innovation Hub.

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    Assistive Tech Impact Fund launches global call for innovative African solutions

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Catherine Holloway, Brink, Catalyst Fund, Tamara Giltsoff
    Feb. 11, 2021
    Africa

    The Assistive Tech Impact Fund (ATIF) is changing the prospects of AT innovators in Africa, providing up to £200k of grant funding alongside expert-led venture-building support to facilitate the growth of the AT sector.

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    Innovate Now, Africa’s first Assistive Technology Accelerator announces KES2M Prize for First Winner

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, AMREF Health Africa, Bernard Chiira
    June 15, 2020
    Kenya

    Innovate Now has selected its first winner as part of the Global Disability Innovation Hub’s Assistive Technology AT2030 Programme

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    Record 49 territories for free-to-air African broadcast coverage of Paralympic Games

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
    Aug. 17, 2021
    Africa

    The International Committee for Paralympics (IPC) has confirmed that 49 Sub-Saharan African territories will be provided free-to-air coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as part of the AT2030 programme's ParaSport Against Stigma Project. For the first time, African viewers will watch the opening and closing ceremonies broadcast live on 24 August and 5 September 2021.  Daily 52-minute highlights packages of African centred content featuring the continent’s biggest Paralympic heroes and rising stars, will be provided in English, French and Portuguese. It is estimated that the broadcasts will reach over 250 million viewers in Africa.

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    Sports Against Stigma: ImPOSSIBLE Educators on mission to overcome stigma in Africa

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
    Nov. 28, 2020
    Global

    This particular November course was the first activity of the collaborative project Para Sport Against Stigma aiming to overcome stigma and discrimination against persons with disabilities in Africa. This project is part of the AT2030 programme.

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    Press release: IPC–led partnership secures a record breaking 49 territories for free-to-air African broadcast coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Loughborough University
    Aug. 19, 2021
    Africa

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed that it will provide free-to-air coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to 49 Sub-Saharan African territories as part of the AT2030 programme’s Para Sport Against Stigma project, which is funded by UK Aid.  This is an effort to elevate Para sport and ensure human rights for people with disabilities around the world.  Globally, there are 1.2 billion people with disabilities who are often unable to reach their full potential. Central to this is disability stigma, which limits full participation in society from employment and education to sport.

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    Innovate Now, Africa’s first Assistive Technology Accelerator announces KES2M Prize for First Winner

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, AMREF Health Africa, Bernard Chiira
    June 15, 2020
    Kenya

    Innovate Now has selected its first winner as part of the Global Disability Innovation Hub’s Assistive Technology AT2030 Programme

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    Sports Against Stigma: Loughborough University to play role in £1million+ Para Sport Against Stigma project that aims to change attitudes towards people with disabilities in Africa

    Loughborough University
    Nov. 20, 2020
    Global

    The project – Para Sport Against Stigma – will investigate the use of Para sport as a catalyst for change in attitudes about disability and assistive technology (AT) in Ghana, Malawi, and Zambia.

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    An AT Innovator Sase Study: Amparo

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Catherine Holloway, Dr Ben Oldfrey, Dr Rhys Williams
    Dec. 3, 2020
    Germany, Africa

    In this innovation insight paper, we interviewed Lucas Paes de Melo, the CEO of Amparo, to discuss the journey so far of prosthetics company, Amparo. Rather than focus on the product, this insights paper provides an honest reflection of the journey to establishing an assistive technology company and delves into transferable insights. In doing so, we aim to provide insights to help current and future AT entrepreneurs to see behind the curtain of working in this space.

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    Unlocking the potential of the Paralympics: Para Sport Against Stigma

    Dr. Jessica Noske Turner (LU London), Prof. Mufunanji Magalsi (UofMalawi), Sheila Mogalo (IPC Consultant)
    Aug. 17, 2021
    Africa

    Community engagement is indispensable to realising the potential impact of the Paralympic Games in different African contexts. The Para Sport Against Stigma project is using action research with partners to try out different approaches in practice to develop a knowledge pool for the kinds of community engagement processes that could ground the Paralympics in diverse contexts across the ‘arc’ of the Games cycle: the lead up, the main event, and the legacy of this year’s Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games.

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    African Inclusive Employment Innovators sought for Assistive Technology Acceleration Opportunity with Innovate Now

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, AMREF Health Africa
    Oct. 15, 2020
    Global

    Africa’s first Assistive Technology Accelerator, Innovate Now, is launching the third call for application from innovators across the African continent to develop technologies and services designed to assist people living with disabilities around the theme of the Future of Inclusive Employment.

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    Innovate Now Accelerator Programme Seeks Mobile Solutions to Assist Persons with Disabilities

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, AMREF Health Africa, Bernard Chiira
    June 13, 2020
    Kenya

    Innovate Now, Africa’s first Assistive Technology Accelerator is seeking applications from innovators across the African continent who are dedicated to developing mobile-based technologies designed to assist people living with disabilities.

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    Assistive Tech Impact Fund: £4m fund trialling impact investment

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Brink, Catalyst Fund, Tamara Giltsoff
    Dec. 3, 2020
    Global

    On the International Day of People with Disabilities, the new Assistive Tech Impact Fund (ATIF) has been launched out of the UK Aid-funded AT2030 programme, led by the Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub. It is a collaboration between GDI Hub, Brink, Tamara Giltsoff and Catalyst Fund. The partnership combines deep expertise in AT, innovation and venture building in Africa, respectively.

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    African Inclusive Employment Innovators sought for Assistive Technology Acceleration Opportunity with Innovate Now

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, AMREF Health Africa
    Oct. 15, 2020
    Global

    Africa’s first Assistive Technology Accelerator, Innovate Now, is launching the third call for application from innovators across the African continent to develop technologies and services designed to assist people living with disabilities around the theme of the Future of Inclusive Employment.

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    Innovate Now Accelerator Programme Seeks Mobile Solutions to Assist Persons with Disabilities

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, AMREF Health Africa, Bernard Chiira
    June 13, 2020
    Kenya

    Innovate Now, Africa’s first Assistive Technology Accelerator is seeking applications from innovators across the African continent who are dedicated to developing mobile-based technologies designed to assist people living with disabilities.