Innovation

We believe that disability innovation can change lives by forging new methods of participation, working with the poorest communities to harness the value of innovation.

Disability innovation has the potential to shape global policy; corporate practice; investment strategies; cultural norms; individual behaviour and life outcomes. The technology revolution provides opportunities for scalability and access like never before.

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Africa | Kenya | Uganda

AT Impact Fund

The AT Impact Fund was established to better enable frontier technology solutions to reach people with disabilities in Africa, and to test business models that are most likely to succeed. Assistive Technology Impact Fund is operationalised as a collaboration between GDI Hub, Brink, and Catalyst Fund, providing deep expertise in AT, innovation and venture-building in Africa respectively.

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Local Production Local Solutions Grantee Map
Nigeria | Uganda | Zambia | Nepal | South Sudan

Local Production Local Solutions

Global logistics have been compromised by lockdowns and border controls across Africa and other low to middle-income countries (LMICs), leaving many businesses and citizens without key parts of their supply chain. This condition has exposed the rigid, inflexible state of production in many settings, demonstrating the need for locally resilient, flexible production ecosystems. LPLS is working to develop broader, restorative, and agile supply systems, while providing people with the life-saving health and community resources they need to face current restrictions.

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Three young operators working for Humanity and Inclusion in Uganda assessing an elderly woman who uses a crutch
Uganda

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

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.

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