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unstar this property answer text <p>The purpose of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition is to promote inclusive and responsible investment. This is required to sustainably link smallholder farmers into markets, reducing poverty and to ensure that all people have access to high quality and affordable food. The £600 million pledged to the New Alliance by DFID will fund bilateral projects in six original New Alliance partner countries aimed at improving agricultural incomes, food security and nutrition of the extreme poor, including through agroecological practices.</p><p>DFID is effectively supporting a wide range of programmes with agroecological components, from soil and water conservation and land use management to climate resilience and conservation agriculture. For example, we fund the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) for the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) to support 6 million farmers to be more resilient to climate change through a broad set of agroecological and sustainable practices.</p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has spent £39 million since 2002 supporting the reform on Nigeria’s power system. Of this around £7 million has been spent directly on support to privatisation and around £14 million on market and regulatory reform.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Support has been provided through two phases of the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF) programme. The first phase ran from 2007 to the end of 2011 (and spent £15.5 million on the power sector, of which £4 million was on privatisation). The second phase started at the end of 2011 and runs to December 2016 (and has spent £23.5 million on the power sector to date, £3 million on privatisation). DFID support has helped more than double the power supply.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ann McKechin more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The number of applications for each year of the scheme is presented in the table below and separated by headquarter location.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Round / Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Headquarter of Organisation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Applied</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Successful</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Pilot: 2011-12</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Elsewhere in the UK</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Interim: 2013</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Elsewhere in the UK</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Round 1: 2013</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Elsewhere in the UK</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Round 2: 2014</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Elsewhere in the UK</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Round 3: 2014</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Elsewhere in the UK</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Round 4: 2015</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>TBC</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Elsewhere in the UK</p></td><td><p>38</p></td><td><p>TBC</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>To increase awareness and encourage applications from organisations headquartered in Scotland, DFID and NIDOS (the Network of International Development Organisations in Scotland) ran a workshop for NIDOS members interested in applying for UK Aid Match funding in Glasgow on 21 May 2014. In addition, a ‘DFID Direct’ event, sharing information on DFID funding schemes for civil society organisations, was held in Glasgow with the Minister of State for International Development, Desmond Swayne MP, on 26 February 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The number of applications for each year of the scheme is presented in the table below and separated by headquarter location.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Round / Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Headquarter of Organisation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Applied</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Successful</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Pilot: 2011-12</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Elsewhere in the UK</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Interim: 2013</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Elsewhere in the UK</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Round 1: 2013</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Elsewhere in the UK</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Round 2: 2014</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Elsewhere in the UK</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Round 3: 2014</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Elsewhere in the UK</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Round 4: 2015</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>TBC</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Elsewhere in the UK</p></td><td><p>38</p></td><td><p>TBC</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>To increase awareness and encourage applications from organisations headquartered in Scotland, DFID and NIDOS (the Network of International Development Organisations in Scotland) ran a workshop for NIDOS members interested in applying for UK Aid Match funding in Glasgow on 21 May 2014. In addition, a ‘DFID Direct’ event, sharing information on DFID funding schemes for civil society organisations, was held in Glasgow with the Minister of State for International Development, Desmond Swayne MP, on 26 February 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK maintains that a short set of goals and targets to replace the Millennium Development Goals would be ideal, but we recognise the strong consensus among UN member states to maintain the Sustainable Development goals and targets on the Open Working Group in their current form.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK has consistently supported the content of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals. We welcome in particular Goal 1 on ending extreme poverty, Goal 5 on Gender which strongly reflects UK priorities including ending female genital mutilation and early forced marriage, and Goal 16 on peaceful and inclusive societies, good governance, and access to justice.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK welcomed the UN Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report as a useful contribution to the post-2015 negotiations when it was released in December 2014. In particular we welcomed his proposal for six ‘essential elements’ as a way to communicate the agenda in an inspiring and concise way to citizens everywhere. We were also pleased to note his suggestion that the UN System conducts a technical review of the Sustainable Development Goal targets to ensure that they are as implementable as possible.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is providing more than £33 million to the earthquake response in Nepal. This includes £10 million for a new health programme so that children can continue to be immunised, women can deliver babies safely and work can commence on rebuilding up to 1,000 damaged health facilities. This was announced by DFID’s Secretary of State during her visit to Nepal on 19-20 May. Our support has also provided many thousands of needy people and affected communities with access to clean water and essential shelter, and has transported thousands of boxes of food rations and lanterns. Our pre-positioned water, sanitation, and hygiene supplies have also reached thousands of people.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is providing over £10 million annually for research into Neglected Tropical Diseases. This is through a range of initiatives, including development of new treatment and diagnostic products, as well as implementation research. Examples of products produced by the research in recent years include the first ever rapid diagnostic test for sleeping sickness as well as a safer drug for treating the disease.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK remains the second biggest international donor on HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, spending a total of £374 million in the last financial year for which figures are available. A proportion of this includes programmes promoting integrated responses to tackling TB-HIV co-infection.</p><p> </p><p>The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is the main financing mechanism for the UK’s support to TB and HIV. As of December 2014, Global Fund programmes have supported 7.3 million people with HIV to access antiretroviral therapy and have tested and treated 12.3 million people for TB.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK remains the second biggest international donor on HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, spending a total of £374 million in the last financial year for which figures are available. A proportion of this includes programmes promoting integrated responses to tackling TB-HIV co-infection.</p><p> </p><p>The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is the main financing mechanism for the UK’s support to TB and HIV. As of December 2014, Global Fund programmes have supported 7.3 million people with HIV to access antiretroviral therapy and have tested and treated 12.3 million people for TB.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this