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Inclusive Futures.

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Inclusive Futures.

We are collaborating with 16 global partners under one initiative funded by UK aid. Our goal is to ensure opportunities for people with disabilities and a future that’s disability inclusive.

A global partnership to tackle disability exclusion.

Inclusive Futures is a Consortium programme of 16 global partners, led by Sightsavers, focussing on advancing the inclusion of people with disabilities.

The project brings together a diverse range of NGOs and research centres with expertise in different areas.

Together we're pooling our collective expertise and working with disabled people’s organisations to create innovative solutions and remove key barriers that can prevent disabled people from accessing education, health care and work.

Inclusive Futures runs in seven countries, developing and delivering education, health, work, and stigma and discrimination programmes.

Our areas of focus

Within the Inclusive Futures programme, we are supporting on two of the key thematic focuses: work and education.

The 'work' programme is helping to make practical changes to the way companies train and hire people with disabilities, and to develop innovative ways to help people find a job.

The 'education' programme improves the lives of children with disabilities by ensuring accessible learning and education is available for all children.

How does the programme work?

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A people first approach.

People with disabilities are at the heart of our approach, and we aim to ensure their voices are heard.

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Working in partnership.

Working with disability activists, NGOs, research institutes and the private sector we overcome barriers that keep people with disabilities excluded.

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Whole, system changes.

We are taking a whole-system approach to tackle the barriers that keep disabled people excluded.

What makes Inclusive Futures different?

Scope and Scale: From global to local, over a six year period, Inclusive Futures is bringing together experts from 16 global organisations, disabled people's organisations and those with lived experiences across seven countries to create lasting change.

• Recognising challenges and successes: Inclusive Futures looks for robust evidence of what works. We are piloting projects, analysing the results and being very open about the challenges and successes we’ve faced along the way. 

• Collaboration: We’re pooling our collective expertise to create innovative solutions to make this a reality.

• Lasting Change: Our goal is that people with disabilities will simply be able to access the same quality education, health and work opportunities as everyone else.

Latest Research.

Inclusive Education, Tanzania

In Tanzania, we are working to create a quality, inclusive education for all children with disabilities. 

Our current focus is on defining a standard model of basic inclusive pre-primary and primary education. We have completed a desk review of best practice and conducted participatory research to help inform a new model for Inclusive Education. Read our latest insights here:

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Inclusive Futures is funded through UK Aid Connect, an FCDO funding initiative that awards grants to groups who create innovative solutions to complex development challenges to make real change. It demonstrates the UK government’s commitment to global leadership on inclusive development by ensuring people with disabilities are central to international development policy-making and programmes.

The partnership includes: Action on Disability and Development (ADD International) | BBC Media Action | Benetech | BRAC | Development Initiatives | Humanity & Inclusion | Inclusion International | The Institute of Development Studies | International Disability Alliance | Leonard Cheshire | Light for the World | Sense International | Sightsavers | Social Development Direct | Standard Chartered | Youth Career Initiative