Search Results: Sierra Leone

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    Country Capacity Assessment for Assistive Technologies: Informal Markets Study, Sierra Leone

    Julian Walker, Nada Sallam, Samuel Sesay, Ibrahim Gandi, Development Planning Unit (DPU), Global Disability Innovation Hub, Centre of Dialogue on Human Settlement and Poverty Alleviation (CODOHSAPA)
    Oct. 26, 2020
    Sierra Leone, Indonesia

    This study was conducted as part of the AT2030 Research Programme, which is funded by FCDO and delivered by the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub). It was carried out by a team from the Sierra Leonean Centre of Dialogue on Human Settlement and Poverty Alleviation (CODOHSAPA), the Sierra Leone Federation of the Urban and Rural Poor (FEDURP), the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC), and the Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) at University College London (UCL).

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    International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Sierra Leone

    Dr. Abdulaya Dumbuya
    Dec. 13, 2021
    Sierra Leone

    One of our brilliant partners in Sierra Leone, Dr Abs Dumbuya, who works with us on the AT2030 project, recently wrote a letter on the celebrations in the country on International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December and the progress the country has made.

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    Priority Assistive Technology Products List of Sierra Leone

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Feb. 24, 2022
    Sierra Leone

    The Priority Assistive Technology Products List of Sierra Leone Report was developed by the Clinton Health Access Initiative under the AT2030 programme's Country Investment Fund.

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low-income communities in Sierra Leone & Indonesia:
Rapid Assistive Technology Assessment (rATA) survey results, January 2022. 2 black and white photographs taken of people carrying out the assessments in informal settlements. Cover Image

    Assistive Technology in urban low-income communities in Sierra Leone & Indonesia

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Dr Mark Carew, Development Planning Unit (DPU), Julian Walker, Dr Ignacia Ossul Vermehren
    Jan. 21, 2022
    Sierra Leone, Indonesia

    A new report presenting the findings from surveys in five urban low-income communities in Sierra Leone and Indonesia using the rapid Assistive Technology Assessment (rATA) tool.

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    International Day of Persons with Disabilities in informal settlements in Sierra Leone and Indonesia

    Dr Ignacia Ossul Vermehren, UCL, Nina Asterina, Kota Kita, Hawanatu Bangura, SLURC
    Dec. 3, 2020
    Sierra Leone, Indonesia

    The 3rd of December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We reflect on this year’s theme “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World” through DPU’s research “AT2030: Community led solutions” in informal settlements Sierra Leone and Indonesia.

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    Sierra Leone Country Capacity Assessment

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Dec. 18, 2019
    Sierra Leone

    Assistive Technology Scoping Assessment in Sierra Leone evaluated and monitored the country’s capacity to procure and provide Assistive Technology that appropriately meet the population’s needs. Our methodology was characterized by a participatory, consultative, inclusive and transparent processes; with clear time-bound objectives and provided an opportunity to reflect on the applicability of evidence in different contexts and promoting dialogue among several types of stakeholders. WHO ATA-C instrument was customized for the purpose.

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    AT2030: Community led solutions. Assistive Technologies in Informal Settlements in Sierra Leone and Indonesia

    Development Planning Unit (DPU)
    Aug. 19, 2020

    Find out more about the AT2030 sub-programme focusing on how disabled and older people in informal settlements in Banjarmasin (Indonesia) and Freetown (Sierra Leone) are able to achieve their aspirations, and the role that Assistive Technologies play in their strategies to do so.

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    Celebrating International Disability Day in Sierra Leone

    Vicki Austin, Global Disability Innovation Hub
    Dec. 4, 2019

    Vicki shares her reflections of her experience in Freetown to celebrate International Disability Day (as it is called in Sierra Leone) with the communities for the first time.

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    Assistive Technology (AT) Policy and Strategic Plan 2021-25

    Clinton Health Access Initiative, Government of Sierra Leone
    Feb. 24, 2022
    Sierra Leone

    The Assistive Technology Policy and Strategic Plan was developed by the Clinton Health Access Initiative under the AT2030 Programme Country Investment Fund.

  • Cover photo of report screen shot with title mobile Characterising mobile phone inclusion among Assistive Technology users: An intersectional disability analysis of mobile phone access and use in Banjarmasin, Indonesia and Freetown, Sierra Leone Cover Image

    Characterising mobile phone inclusion among Assistive Technology users

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Kota Kita, Development Planning Unit (DPU), SLURC, the SHM foundation
    March 10, 2022
    Sierra Leone, Indonesia

    Characterising mobile phone inclusion among Assistive Technology users: An intersectional disability analysis of mobile phone access and use in Banjarmasin, Indonesia and Freetown, Sierra Leone This report shares the findings of research conducted in five informal settlements across the cities of Banjarmasin, Indonesia and Freetown, Sierra Leone, in 2020- 2021 as part of the AT2030 Project (AT2030 SP9).

  • Cover photo of report screen shot with title mobile Characterising mobile phone inclusion among Assistive Technology users: An intersectional disability analysis of mobile phone access and use in Banjarmasin, Indonesia and Freetown, Sierra Leone Cover Image

    Characterising mobile phone inclusion among Assistive Technology users

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Kota Kita, Development Planning Unit (DPU), SLURC, the SHM foundation
    March 10, 2022
    Sierra Leone, Indonesia

    Characterising mobile phone inclusion among Assistive Technology users: An intersectional disability analysis of mobile phone access and use in Banjarmasin, Indonesia and Freetown, Sierra Leone This report shares the findings of research conducted in five informal settlements across the cities of Banjarmasin, Indonesia and Freetown, Sierra Leone, in 2020- 2021 as part of the AT2030 Project (AT2030 SP9).

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    Gender and disability in informal settlements during COVID-19: What we have learnt so far

    Dr Ignacia Ossul Vermehren
    June 30, 2020
    Sierra Leone, Indonesia, Chile

    On Tuesday 11th February, we held an event on The Politics of Making Disability Visible in Community-led Urban Research as part of the Dialogues in Development series at The Bartlett Developing and Planning Unit (UCL). The aim of the event was to share reflections and learnings from the action-research project "Community-led solution: Assistive Technologies in Informal Settlements– an ongoing research project in four low-income urban communities: two in Freetown, Sierra Leone and two in Banjarmasin, Indonesia. Dr Ignacia Ossul Vermehren discussed gender and disability in informal settlements during COVID-19. and sheds a light on what we've learnt so far.

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    Assistive Technology (AT) Policy and Strategic Plan 2021-25

    Clinton Health Access Initiative, Government of Sierra Leone
    Feb. 24, 2022
    Sierra Leone

    The Assistive Technology Policy and Strategic Plan was developed by the Clinton Health Access Initiative under the AT2030 Programme Country Investment Fund.

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    Assistive Technology in urban low-income communities in Sierra Leone and Indonesia: Rapid Assistive Technology Assessment (rATA) survey results

    Development Planning Unit (DPU)
    Jan. 12, 2022

    The findings from the surveys presented in this report give a unique insight into disability prevalence and access to AT in five urban low-income communities in Sierra Leone and Indonesia.

  • “Give Us the Chance to Be Part of You, We Want Our Voices to Be Heard”: Assistive Technology as a Mediator of Participation in (Formal and Informal) Citizenship Activities for Persons with Disabilities Who Are Slum Dwellers in Freetown, Sierra Leone

    Vicki Austin, Catherine Holloway, Giulia Barbareschi, Julian Walker, Ignacia Ossul Vermehren, Abs Dumbuya
    May 22, 2021

    The paper presents evidence from 16 participant and 5 stakeholder interviews; 5 focus groups and 4 events; combining this with the findings of a house-to-house AT survey; and two national studies. Our data suggests that a lack of access to Assistive Technology was a significant factor in limiting the participation of slum dwellers who are people with disabilities in formal and informal aspects of citizenships.

  • Final Report: Assistive Technology Country Capacity Assessment in seven African Countries using WHO Assistive Technology Assessment-Capacity Tool

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    April 30, 2020
    Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, Malawi, Liberia, Ethiopia

    Draft prepared by Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

  • Learnings from the Implementation: Assistive Technology Country Capacity Assessment using WHO Assistive Technology Assessment-Capacity Tool

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    April 30, 2020
    Rwanda, Uganda, Liberia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Iraq, Bahrain, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Mongolia

    This draft was prepared by the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

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    Lessons learned from assistive technology country capacity assessments 2019/2020

    Luke Bostian, Global Disability Innovation Hub
    Oct. 7, 2020
    Sierra Leone, Indonesia, Rwanda, Mongolia, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Uganda, Malawi, Iraq, Bahrain, Liberia, Nigeria, Ethiopia

    The purpose of the CCAs is to “capture a high-level understanding of the often-fragmented AT sector in a country or region,” helping raise awareness about AT gaps and opportunities and contributing to advocacy and policy and program development. One year after the first CCAs began, GDI Hub commissioned research into lessons learned so far and recommendations for how the tool and process might be improved in the future.

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    Life Changing Assistive Technology for All in Freetown and Banjarmasin

    Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre, Hawanatu Bangura
    Oct. 6, 2019

    Hawanatu gives an overview of a two-week workshop held in Banjarmasin in May 2019 with a team from UCL (UK), Kota Kita and Kaki Kota (Indonesia), and SLURC (Sierra Leone) as part of the project. The workshop started with site visits to the two communities (Pelambuan and Kelayan) in Banjarmasin where the AT2030 would be implemented. Participants then introduced useful presentations on the wider AT2030 project, disability, AT and informality between the two countries (Indonesia and Sierra Leone).

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    Life Changing Assistive Technology for All in Freetown and Banjarmasin

    Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre, Hawanatu Bangura
    Oct. 6, 2019

    Hawanatu gives an overview of a two-week workshop held in Banjarmasin in May 2019 with a team from UCL (UK), Kota Kita and Kaki Kota (Indonesia), and SLURC (Sierra Leone) as part of the project. The workshop started with site visits to the two communities (Pelambuan and Kelayan) in Banjarmasin where the AT2030 would be implemented. Participants then introduced useful presentations on the wider AT2030 project, disability, AT and informality between the two countries (Indonesia and Sierra Leone).

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    The Politics of Making Disability Visible in Community-led Urban Research

    Development Planning Unit (DPU), Dr Ignacia Ossul Vermehren
    March 3, 2020

    Ignacia, research fellow working with the Build Capacity and Participation subprogramme presents a summary of the event organised with AT2030 partners.

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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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    Understanding the Assistive Technology Landscape in 7 African Countries

    Clinton Health Access Initiative, Novia Afdhila
    Dec. 9, 2019

    On November 5th, 2019, representatives from seven countries convened in Johannesburg, South Africa to discuss the rollout and initial findings from the Assistive Technology Country Capacity Assessments (CCA). This included the focal persons from Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Uganda who are carrying out the CCA in partnership with government ministries.

  • Learning Note: Country Investment Fund

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    July 20, 2022

    Under AT2030 Country Investment Fund, CHAI has demonstrated the potential to work with governments on a shift away from parallel and fragmented AT provision towards integration with public systems for scale and sustainability. Delivering foundational, strategic, agreed national AT priorities, and reach disabled people directly with access to AT across four focus countries – Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone.

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    Disability, inclusion and cities: can COVID-19 trigger change?

    Dr Ignacia Ossul Vermehren, Julian Walker, UCL, Development Planning Unit (DPU), Hawanatu Bangura, SLURC, Yirah O’Conteh, FEDURP, Nina Asterina, Kota Kita, Kesuma Anugerah Yanti, Kaki Kota
    Oct. 1, 2020

    COVID-19 has exacerbated the disadvantages experienced by people with disabilities in low-income communities of the global South. Here, the authors explain how urban community organisations are offering effective short-term support and inspiring inclusive longer-term strategies.

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    Country Investment Fund (CIF) launched

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    June 11, 2020
    Global

    As part of the continued work in this AT2030 subprogramme, the Country Investment Fund (CIF) will support 3-5 grants in Africa that have already completed a CCA.

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    UK Aid funding to support 10.5 million more people with access to life changing Assistive Technology through three innovative investments

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    Dec. 3, 2020
    Global

    Today, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) is proud to announce three new innovative investments to reach an additional 10.5 million people as part of the UK Aid funded AT2030 programme.