Strategy Overview

ATscale is pleased to share our Strategy Overview (released February 2019). This document outlines ATscale’s vision and mission, its guiding principles and interim organisational model, as well as strategic priorities and near-term objectives. It draws on extensive discussions with the assistive technology (AT) and global health communities prior to and since the launch of ATscale at the Global Disability Summit in July of 2018 and has been informed by a variety of rigorous analyses, key informant interviews, and high-level secondary research. This is a foundational document for ATscale and additional guiding documents related to both operations and technical activities will be developed to support and advance our strategy.

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Please download a copy of the Strategy Overview here. Additional accessible versions will be available soon.

ATscale’s Forming Committee is excited to collaborate with a broad community of stakeholders to achieve our goal of reaching 500 million more people with life-changing assistive technology (AT) by 2030. While we believe we bring a unique, cross-sectoral perspective to this significant global challenge, we recognise the importance of continuing to learn from leaders who have been working in this space for a long time, as well as from organisations and individuals tackling other global challenges whose approaches may be applied to this work. In line with this, we hope you will take time to read our strategy and to share your perspective. We are committed to being consultative and continuing to integrate feedback into our work moving forward. Please send your thoughts, as well as any questions or other feedback to Alison End Fineberg, Director of ATscale, at alison@atscale2030.org.  Please also let us know if you would like to remain part of consultations as we proceed.


APPROACH

The Partnership will catalyse change, amplify existing work, and coordinate access to AT across six strategic priorities: 

Graphic of Global Partnership for Assistive Technology:  Reaching 500 million people globally by 2030 with life-changing assistive technology through six pillars:  (1) Generate data & evidence; (2) Spark innovation & new solutions; (3) Drive affordability & availability; (4) Strengthen policy, systems, implementation; (5) Build capacity & participation; (6) Galvanise investment & political support

Graphic of Global Partnership for Assistive Technology:

Reaching 500 million people globally by 2030 with life-changing assistive technology through six pillars:

(1) Generate data & evidence; (2) Spark innovation & new solutions; (3) Drive affordability & availability; (4) Strengthen policy, systems, implementation; (5) Build capacity & participation; (6) Galvanise investment & political support


In addition, the Partnership will advance the 2006 resolution implemented by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the 71st World Health Assembly's 2018 resolution on improving access to Assistive Technology.

The Interim Forming Committee is guiding ATscale through the incubation and development phase until the structure, operating model, and detailed strategic plan is finalised.


To learn more, please download a short summary here.


Cover photo: USAID