We advocate for evidence-based change

Using our research and programme expertise we work alongside partners, individuals, organisations and industries to accelerate change through policy, public engagements, consultancy, innovation activities and by amplifying the voices of disabled people.

Photograph of 4 people at the parliamentary launch of the World Report on Assistive Tech including Penny Mordaunt MP and GDI Hub co-founders Vicki and Cathy

Advocacy highlights

Photo of UK MP Penny Mordaunt address a room - with GDI hub branding behind her.
House of Commons reception, marking the opening our UCL based WHO Collaboration Centre

Minister for Trade, Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt, hosted a parliamentary reception marking the official UK launch of WHO-UNICEF Global Report on Assistive Technology (AT) and the establishment of the world's first WHO Collaboration Centre on AT at GDI Hub's Academic Research Centre based at UCL. The Global Report for AT was built on much of the work from the UK’s largest ever aid investment into assistive technology, AT2030, led by GDI Hub.

More on Parliamentary launch
Image of Paralympic athlete as part of WeThe15 campaign with IPC

GDI Hub is a founding partner of WeThe15 - which brings together the biggest coalition ever of international organisations from the worlds of sport, human rights, policy, business, arts, and entertainment, including representative organisations of persons with disabilities. Together they will work with governments, businesses, and the public over the next decade to initiate change.

Read more about WeThe15
Global report digital launch - with GDI Hub CEO Vicki Austin addressing the floor at the WHO
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We tell the stories behind the innovations, the people behind the products and the pathways to success. Our webinars and digital events provide a window into our work, a space for us to share insights, tells stories and hear from others in the disability innovation space. Catch up on our back catalogue.

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