Our programmes, informed by research, are strategically designed to test 'what works'. Alongside local partners in countries where the need is greatest we learn and refine our thinking, before sharing it through our teaching and advocacy.
Our team is informed by our development programmes and our research informs our practice. Our flagship programme AT2030 is funded by UK aid to improve access to life-changing Assistive Technology (AT) for all, investing £20m over 5 years to support solutions to scale.
As part of the AT2030 programme, the GDI Hub will support Motivation in testing their new wheelchair 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.
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.
Researchers from the Development Planning Unit at UCL, along with Leonard Cheshire, are working with the GDI Hub to undertake an exciting programme working with communities living in conditions of informality (often referred to as slums) in Freetown, Sierra Leone and Banjarmasin, Indonesia.
Funded by UK AID this focused on mapping and analysis of the innovation landscape around Assistive Technology globally with a focus on low and middle-income countries to highlight potential market failures and to scope out possible solutions.