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

AT2030 is changing that.

Photo of Ahmad Riyad Islami in Indonesia. Credits to Angus Stewart.

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 6 million more indirectly, driving a lifetime of potential. AT2030 is operational in 15 countries across Africa and Asia.

Programme Clusters

The programme is divided into four Programme Clusters to test ‘what works’ for AT


  • Innovate Now, Africa’s first Assistive Technology Accelerator announces KES2M Prize for First Winner

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Rosa Salazar Benazar, AMREF Health Africa, Bernard Chiira
    June 15, 2020

    Innovate Now has selected its first winner as part of the Global Disability Innovation Hub’s Assistive Technology AT2030 Programme

  • Innovate Now Accelerator Programme Seeks Mobile Solutions to Assist Persons with Disabilities

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Rosa Salazar Benazar, AMREF Health Africa, Bernard Chiira
    June 13, 2020

    Innovate Now, Africa’s first Assistive Technology Accelerator is seeking applications from innovators across the African continent who are dedicated to developing mobile-based technologies designed to assist people living with disabilities.

  • Country Investment Fund (CIF) launched

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    June 11, 2020

    As part of the continued work in this AT2030 subprogramme, the Country Investment Fund (CIF) will support 3-5 grants in Africa that have already completed a CCA.

  • Hearing Aid Product Narrative launched during World Hearing Day

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, ATscale, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Rosa Salazar Benazar, Margaret Savage
    March 3, 2020

    In celebration of World Hearing Day on March 3rd, AT2030 and ATscale, the Global Partnership for Assistive Technology, launched the publication: “Hearing Aid Product Narrative: A Market Landscape and Strategic Approach to Increasing Access to Hearing Aids and Related Services in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.”

  • How mobile operators are driving inclusion of persons with disabilities

    GSMA, Clara Aranda
    Dec. 3, 2019

    This case study by GSMA aims to highlight how mobile operators are closing the mobile disability gap and also driving inclusion. The report spotlights two mobile operators that are championing disability inclusion– Safaricom and Turkcell.

  • Changing Prosthetic Service Delivery with Amparo

    Amparo Prosthetics
    Jan. 31, 2019

    To reduce the cost and difficulties of lower limb prosthetic manufacturing, Amparo GmbH has developed a new socket (the part of the prosthetics that connects with the person’s residual limb) that is made of thermoplastic material which can be molded directly on the person’s limb.

  • Trialing 3D Printed Bespoke Orthotics to Refugees with Humanity and Inclusion

    Humanity & Inclusion
    Nov. 15, 2018

    As part of the AT2030 programme, Humanity & Inclusion is testing the feasibility of extending their new digital manufacturing approach to provide bespoke orthotics devices across three refugee settlements which are located in North West Uganda. GDI Hub has partnered with Humanity & Inclusion to support them with the research components of the project, to ensure that robust evidence is collected and analysed across all sites. The long term goal of this project is to create digital manufacturing hubs across the region that can support better provision of bespoke prosthetic and orthotic devices to people who live in refugee camps in the East African region.

  • Digital Technology, to Revolutionise Wheelchair Provision with Motivation

    Nov. 15, 2018

    As part of the AT2030 programme, the Global Disability Innovation Hub supports Motivation in testing their new provision system in Kenya to evaluate the quality of the new designs and understand how distributed manufacturing through 3D printing could augment current wheelchair service, provision models.

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