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DFID announces new funding for disability issues

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DFID announces new funding for disability issues.

New funding secured.

We are delighted to be part of the successful consortia, led by Sightsavers International, that have been awarded both DFID’s Aid Connect grant and DFID’s Disability Inclusive Development contract. This was announced today at the Global Disability Summit by the Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt.

The aim of today's summit, is to galvanise world leaders to invest in the education and economic empowerment of people with disabilities, challenge discrimination and stigma at all levels and develop innovative solutions to do so. DFID is leading the way in making these two awards.

Aid Connect will focus on developing greater economic opportunities for people with disabilities while the Disability Inclusive Development contract will be focusing on showcasing good practice, innovation and evidence from across the world. Both consortia bring together a wide range of disability organisations including the International Disability Alliance in collaborative and inclusive partnerships, another goal of the Global Disability Summit. ADD International will be seeking, through its involvement in both Aid Connect and DID, to ensure that the experiences of disabled people’s organisations and their members underpin all the work of both.