3. Country Implementation

Laying the foundations for market shaping and systems-level change

  • Address the need gap by significantly scale up the provision of affordable and appropriate Assistive Techonology
  • Align and consolidate global efforts to lay the foundations for systems-level change
  • Allow countries to trial national AT provision models
  • Test market-shaping methodologies including market plans, product narratives and tools 
  • Trail assistive product specifications, rapid AT-assessment, capacity assessments and supplier mapping
  • Develop models of integrated service provision, screening and training tools to identify populations needs for AT
  • Trial National AT provision model of two countries including collectively procured AT, personnel training, and service provision with clear sustainability tracking


  • SP 6: Drive Affordability & Availability: Led by The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), this sub-programme is developing AT Product Narratives to inform global investment and scoping market-shaping opportunities.
  • SP 7: Open-Up Market Access: To align and consolidate global AT efforts, as well as to lay the foundations for systems-level change, this sub-programme is providing a set of global benchmarks and standards for AT. This programme is being co-led by WHO, UNICEF, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  • SP 8: Country Capacity: This sub-programme has three elements. Firstly, it brings together the WHO, GDI Hub and Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) to develop, test and learn from Country Capacity Assessments. Secondly it supports countries to develop national action plans. Thirdly it funds investment to support national AT priorities in these countries.


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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Project summary; Cluster 3 - Country Implementation

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Oct. 6, 2021

    Under Cluster 3 of AT2030, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) partnered with country governments to identify opportunities to drive AT availability and affordability. To date, through CHAI’s work nearly 100,000 people directly benefited from the programme, either through delivery of AT or capacity building, and nearly 55 million persons with disabilities were impacted by new national AT policies or action plans. Find out more.

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    First ever global guide for assistive technology to improve the life of millions

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, UNICEF, World Health Organization
    March 4, 2021

    The new WHO Assistive Products Specifications is the first global guide for quality-assured assistive products, containing specs for 26 prioritised assistive products, including the minimum quality requirements for manufacturing. Funded by UK Aid under the AT2030 programme, the work is a major milestone to drive high quality, affordable AT globally.


Catherine Holloway

Catherine Holloway

Co-founder, Academic Director of GDI Hub and Associate Professor at UCL’s Interaction Centre.
Dennis wearing eyeglasses

Dennis Soendergaard

Innovation Specialist (Disability and Assistive Technology)