It is estimated that by 2050 two billion people would benefit from Assistive Technology, yet 90% will not have access.

AT2030 is changing that. 


It is estimated that by 2050 two billion people would benefit from Assistive Technology, yet 90% will not have access.

AT2030 is changing that. 

AT2030 tests ‘what works’ to improve access to life-changing Assistive Technology (AT) for all; investing £20m over 5 years to support solutions to scale. Led by Global Disability Innovation Hub and funded by UK aid, AT2030 will reach 9 million directly and 20 million more indirectly, driving a lifetime of potential. AT2030 is operational in 35 countries globally.

Spotlight: Global Report on Assistive Technology 

On 16th May, the WHO and UNICEF will publish the Global Report on Assistive Technology with AT2030 and ATscale as co-sponsors. The AT2030 programme has supported the creation of the world's first global report, thanks to UK Aid. 

An orange and and purple banner with an abstract image of a person in blocks of the SDG colours. Global Report on Assistive Technology launch 16th May 15:00 - 16:00 CEST


Programme Clusters

The programme is divided into four Programme Clusters and 12 sub-programmes to test ‘what works’ for AT

GDI Hub is a founding partner in the #WeThe15 Movement

The GDI Hub is playing a key role in the ten-year #WeThe15 campaign, which champions inclusion for the 15% of the global population living with disabilities.

Find out more about #WeThe15.


  • Paralympic Broadcasting in Sub-Saharan Africa: Sport, Media and Communication for Social Change

    Dr. Jessica Noske Turner (LU London), Prof. Mufunanji Magalsi (UofMalawi), Jo Tacchi
    Aug. 29, 2022

    Tokyo 2020 was boardcast to 49 territories across Sub-Saharan Africa. This commentry explores a historic moment in the development and expansion of Paralympic broadcasting and is at the same time an example of how Paralympic media is being harnessed as a pedagogical force and instigator for disability development agendas in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Para Sport Against Stigma: Research Report on the Tokyo 2020 Broadcasting in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Loughborough University, The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), University of Malawi
    July 26, 2022

    The AT 2030 Para Sport Against Stigma project aimed to examine how disability stigma can be overcome through Para sport so to increase assistive technology (AT) adoption in Africa. The project centred on a four-pillar approach: education, athlete development, Paralympic broadcast and cross-cutting research activity. This research report documents the research insights.

  • Kenyan Assistive Technology Ecosystem Strengthening

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, UK Aid, Brink
    July 25, 2022

    AT2030 is gathering information about stakeholders working in areas relevant to innovation, disability, and assistive technology in Kenya. The mapping is being led by GDI Hub with the University of Nairobi, and Maynooth University and on behalf of the Government of Kenya. This resource will contribute to improving assistive technology policies and systems in Kenya.

  • Inclusive Entrepreneur Toolkit

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    July 25, 2022

    The open entrepreneurship toolkit is a set of learning materials that can help entrepreneurs to solve problems by creating and experimenting with different strategies to build the entrepreneurial mindset you need to succeed.

  • AT2030 Midterm Impact Summary

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    May 19, 2022

    With the launch of the Global Report on Assistive Technology, AT2030 publishes the Midterm Impact Summary brochure to highlight the impact of the work across our programmes.

  • Global Report on Assistive Technology due to be launched!

    Katherine Perry
    May 13, 2022

    16th May 2022 marks the launch of the first ever Global Report for Assistive Technology

  • Liberia: Country Investment Fund and the production of National Priority Assistive Products List and National Roadmap to Increase Access to AT

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Dec. 31, 2021

    Under the AT2030 programme and with the support of ATscale and the Country Investment Fund (CIF), the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) was the lead technical partner to the Liberia Ministry of Health in the development and validation of two major national documents for access to assistive technologies: National Roadmap to Increase Access to Assistive Technologies (2021-2023) and Liberia National Priority Assistive Products List (APL), First Edition. The development of these documents will pave the way in ensuring Assistive Technology can be accessed by disabled and older people living in Liberia.

  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Dec. 13, 2021

    The President also launched the new Digital Registration System developed by the National Council for Persons With Disabilities this year, aimed at addressing data gaps and curbing cases of fraud. The system will also offer a new generation disability identification card with security features to prevent potential fraud and ensure the right people get registered.

  • Innovation Podcast

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, University College London, Giulia Barbareschi, Government of Kenya, ALL Institute (Maynooth University), UK Aid, UCL, Rhys Williams, Dr Rhys Williams, Institute of Making
    Feb. 15, 2021

    A podcast featuring interviews and stories from the brains behind the disruptive and cutting-edge innovations that are aiming to impact the lives of millions of people living in different areas of the world.

  • Andrew Mtegha’s Story: Infusing disability rights advocacy into Paralympic sport broadcasting in Malawi

    Loughborough University
    July 29, 2022

    Andrew Mtegha is a disability rights advocate and presenter of several programmes about disability inclusion on the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), such as Disability is Not Inability. The aim of these programmes is to give a platform to people with disabilities to voice out their views about their own issues in Malawi. Although Andrew has never done any sports reporting he was invited to be part of the MBC commentary team for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, provided in Chichewa.

  • Championing Assistive Technology in Indonesia’s new National Commission for Disabilities

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Feb. 11, 2022

    An impact story introducing Eka Prastama Widiyanta - one of the seven members of the newly established National Commission for Disabilities (KND) in Indonesia, for the 2021-2026 period. December 2021 has marked a new milestone for persons with disabilities in Indonesia. President Joko Widodo appointed seven members of the newly established National Commission for Disabilities (KND) for the 2021-2026 period. Eka Prastama Widiyanta, former programme officer for CHAI under the AT2030 programme in Indonesia, was appointed as one of the country’s seven KND Commissioners.

  • Brenda's Story

    Humanity & Inclusion
    June 23, 2021

    10-year-old Brenda who lives with her mother in Ofua, Rhino Camp, Arua district in Uganda was born with hydrocephalus, a condition in which build-up fluid is stored in the cavities deep within Brenda’s brain. The extra fluid has put pressure on Brenda’s brain which the mother felt would cause damage to her daughter’s brain, as she narrates,” My daughter’s head has enlarged since she was born, she experiences headache, has cognitive difficulties, impaired vision and she has loss coordination and incontinence”.

  • Hakim's Story

    Humanity & Inclusion
    June 23, 2021

    Hakim is a 30-year-old male refugee from South Sudan staying in one of the 6 villages that make up Omugo Refugee settlement, the 7th zone in Rhino Camp. AT2030 partner Humanity & Inclusion (HI) has been working with persons with disabilities (PwD) like Hakim since 2018.

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