Sightsavers Reports

Making the connections: strategic framework 2012-2018

October 2017

Connecting with the world: the context of our strategy

Sightsavers has been constantly evolving since it was founded in 1950, and this strategy is the next phase of that evolution. We have always worked with partners to achieve our goals, but if we are to make the biggest impact we must also form new alliances and ensure our work dovetails with and influences that of others. Our strategy is ambitious – we intend to make a long-term and profound difference in the world. Our work is crucial in supporting the global fight against poverty. At the core of everything we do are the people at risk of losing their sight and those whose sight is impaired or lost.

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Sightsavers and disability rights
Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame smiling.

Sightsavers’ Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame elected to UN disability committee

Gertrude was one of six candidates elected in the first round of voting, of which three are women, which has improved the committee's gender balance.

June 2018
A large debating chamber full of people.

Six women join UN disability committee

The election, held in New York, improves the gender balance on the committee, which previously had just one woman out of a total of 18 members.

June 2018
A young boy in a wheelchair smiles after having his eyes tested.

Sightsavers launches new research website

The research centre offers a library of Sightsavers’ research into eye health, neglected tropical diseases, inclusive education and social inclusion.

June 2018