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    Medellín announced as the sixth AT2030 Inclusive Infrastructure Case Study

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    Nov. 15, 2022
    Colombia

    The Global Disability Innovation Hub is delighted to announce that under the UK Aid-funded AT2030 programme, the sixth and final case study of the Inclusive Infrastructure sub-programme will take place in the city of Medellín, Colombia. The case study will start in January 2023 with the aim of launching the report in early summer.

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    Inclusive Infrastructure Case Study is launched in Nairobi, a city experiencing rapid growth and investment in infrastructure

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Kilimanjaro Blind Trust, Kounkuey Design Initiative
    Nov. 14, 2022
    Kenya

    Nairobi is a city of innovation - business opportunities and the start-up ecosystem is vibrant. Kenya has a strong legal framework to create inclusive cities and further disability inclusion. There is clear appetite from Government to take action represented through these legal frameworks, but there remains lots to be done.

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    Launch of WHO Training in Assistive Products

    World Health Organization
    Oct. 16, 2022
    Global

    Training in Assistive Products (TAP) is a new open access online training resource to prepare primary health and other personnel to fulfil an assistive technology role. This new global resource has been driven by support from UK aid through GDI Hub's AT2030 programme.

  • Para Sport Against Stigma: Commonwealth Games athletes and coaches from Ghana and Zambia visit Loughborough University

    Loughborough University
    Aug. 31, 2022
    Ghana, Zambia

    Para Sport Against Stigma is a four-year project hat looks at how representation, education and communication in Para sport can challenge stigma associated with disability in Sub-Sarhan Africa. One part of PSAS focuses on Athlete Development and will see the International Paralympic Committee to deliver a programme to support National Paralympic Committees in Malawi, Ghana and Zambia to develop Para sport. As part of the Athlete Development focus, Para-Powerlifters who represented Ghana and Zambia at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, along with their coaches, took the opportunity to visit and work with researchers and practitioners from Loughborough University and the International Paralympic Association.

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    AT2030 Midterm Impact Summary

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    May 19, 2022
    Global

    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.

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    Global Report on Assistive Technology is launched - setting the roadmap for improving access to assistive technology for everyone

    UNICEF, World Health Organization
    May 17, 2022
    Global

    There is a large, unmet need for assistive technology worldwide. The WHO-UNICEF Global Report on Assistive Technology will play an instrumental role in setting the global roadmap for improving access to assistive technology for everyone, everywhere.

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    Global Report on Assistive Technology due to be launched!

    Katherine Perry
    May 13, 2022
    Global

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

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    AT2030 programme secures A plus rating from Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office and has reached 12m people so far

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    April 19, 2021
    Global

    We are delighted to announce that the AT2030 programme has been recognised as; excellent ‘Exceeding Expectations’ by funders UK Aid and has already reached 12 million people in more than 31 countries.

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    Global Disability Innovation Hub becomes the worlds first WHO Collaborating Centre on Assistive Technology

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology
    March 15, 2021
    Global

    The Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub), based at UCL, is the first organisation to be awarded the status of World Health Organisation (WHO) Official Collaborating Centre on Assistive Technology (AT). Led by GDI Hub’s Academic Director, Professor Cathy Holloway, the WHO Collaborating Centre will focus on driving global disability innovation to work towards a fairer world through access to assistive and accessible technology.

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    The Opportunity of a Billion - special webinar series exploring the Assistive Tech Impact Fund

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    Nov. 15, 2021
    Africa

    We're delighted to announce a special Disability Innovation Live webinar series showcasing current AT pioneers and exploring the future role of assistive technology (AT) in the impact investing landscape. The series will be a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of our AT Impact Fund, hearing from the innovators, experts and investors on entering new markets, exploring never-used-before financing models and developing pioneering business models.

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    Press release: IPC–led partnership secures a record breaking 49 territories for free-to-air African broadcast coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Loughborough University
    Aug. 19, 2021
    Africa

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed that it will provide free-to-air coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to 49 Sub-Saharan African territories as part of the AT2030 programme’s Para Sport Against Stigma project, which is funded by UK Aid.  This is an effort to elevate Para sport and ensure human rights for people with disabilities around the world.  Globally, there are 1.2 billion people with disabilities who are often unable to reach their full potential. Central to this is disability stigma, which limits full participation in society from employment and education to sport.

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    Record 49 territories for free-to-air African broadcast coverage of Paralympic Games

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
    Aug. 17, 2021
    Africa

    The International Committee for Paralympics (IPC) has confirmed that 49 Sub-Saharan African territories will be provided free-to-air coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as part of the AT2030 programme's ParaSport Against Stigma Project. For the first time, African viewers will watch the opening and closing ceremonies broadcast live on 24 August and 5 September 2021.  Daily 52-minute highlights packages of African centred content featuring the continent’s biggest Paralympic heroes and rising stars, will be provided in English, French and Portuguese. It is estimated that the broadcasts will reach over 250 million viewers in Africa.

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    Assistive Tech Impact Fund launches global call for innovative African solutions

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Catherine Holloway, Brink, Catalyst Fund, Tamara Giltsoff
    Feb. 11, 2021
    Africa

    The Assistive Tech Impact Fund (ATIF) is changing the prospects of AT innovators in Africa, providing up to £200k of grant funding alongside expert-led venture-building support to facilitate the growth of the AT sector.

  • Image of the city of Medellin - the skyline Cover Image

    Medellín announced as the sixth AT2030 Inclusive Infrastructure Case Study

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    Nov. 15, 2022
    Colombia

    The Global Disability Innovation Hub is delighted to announce that under the UK Aid-funded AT2030 programme, the sixth and final case study of the Inclusive Infrastructure sub-programme will take place in the city of Medellín, Colombia. The case study will start in January 2023 with the aim of launching the report in early summer.

  • Para Sport Against Stigma: Commonwealth Games athletes and coaches from Ghana and Zambia visit Loughborough University

    Loughborough University
    Aug. 31, 2022
    Ghana, Zambia

    Para Sport Against Stigma is a four-year project hat looks at how representation, education and communication in Para sport can challenge stigma associated with disability in Sub-Sarhan Africa. One part of PSAS focuses on Athlete Development and will see the International Paralympic Committee to deliver a programme to support National Paralympic Committees in Malawi, Ghana and Zambia to develop Para sport. As part of the Athlete Development focus, Para-Powerlifters who represented Ghana and Zambia at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, along with their coaches, took the opportunity to visit and work with researchers and practitioners from Loughborough University and the International Paralympic Association.

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    MiracleFeet: The human impact of foot braces in Nigeria and Liberia

    Miracle Feet
    Dec. 2, 2021
    Nigeria, Liberia

    The Assistive Technology Impact Fund (ATIF), part of the AT2030 programme, has committed investment to support the company MiracleFeet, who provide clubfoot treatment to children in LMICs. To better understand and evidence the impact of MiracleFeet's work for children living with clubfoot, ATIF commissioned 60 Decibels to conduct research using specifically designed tools that could measure the impact of assistive technology. The results are shared in this insightful report, including findings from 200 parents and guardians of Nigerian and Liberian children who have undergone treatment using the MiracleFeet brace.

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    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
    Liberia

    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.

  • A child is wearing the MiracleFeet brace. The brace is attached to his shoes and keeps his feet in a turned out position. The child is being held by his mother and smiling at a clinician, grabbing his hand Cover Image

    MiracleFeet: The human impact of foot braces in Nigeria and Liberia

    Miracle Feet
    Dec. 2, 2021
    Nigeria, Liberia

    The Assistive Technology Impact Fund (ATIF), part of the AT2030 programme, has committed investment to support the company MiracleFeet, who provide clubfoot treatment to children in LMICs. To better understand and evidence the impact of MiracleFeet's work for children living with clubfoot, ATIF commissioned 60 Decibels to conduct research using specifically designed tools that could measure the impact of assistive technology. The results are shared in this insightful report, including findings from 200 parents and guardians of Nigerian and Liberian children who have undergone treatment using the MiracleFeet brace.

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    International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Sierra Leone

    Dr. Abdulaya Dumbuya
    Dec. 13, 2021
    Sierra Leone

    One of our brilliant partners in Sierra Leone, Dr Abs Dumbuya, who works with us on the AT2030 project, recently wrote a letter on the celebrations in the country on International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December and the progress the country has made.

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    Prosthetics Startup Amparo wins FT & IFC award in innovating for disability

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    June 20, 2019
    United Kingdom

    Amparo, one of our AT2030 partners, received the Special Award for Innovating for Disability yesterday evening, at the Financial Times and IFC’s Transformational Business Awards 2019. A group of 9 judges selected the winners from a diverse selection of 270 businesses from all over the world.

  • Para Sport Against Stigma: Commonwealth Games athletes and coaches from Ghana and Zambia visit Loughborough University

    Loughborough University
    Aug. 31, 2022
    Ghana, Zambia

    Para Sport Against Stigma is a four-year project hat looks at how representation, education and communication in Para sport can challenge stigma associated with disability in Sub-Sarhan Africa. One part of PSAS focuses on Athlete Development and will see the International Paralympic Committee to deliver a programme to support National Paralympic Committees in Malawi, Ghana and Zambia to develop Para sport. As part of the Athlete Development focus, Para-Powerlifters who represented Ghana and Zambia at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, along with their coaches, took the opportunity to visit and work with researchers and practitioners from Loughborough University and the International Paralympic Association.