Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:15 PM- Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:15 PM
Lead/Instructor: Emma Smith
Session Track: PP: Public Policy and Advocacy
Improving assistive technology (AT) provision in emerging markets includes support for the broader AT innovation ecosystem. To meet the needs of citizens, innovation is required in the WHO Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) domains of engagement of people who use or need AT, product development and procurement, provision, and policy. In this Symposium, we will discuss facilitators and barriers to AT innovation across all of the WHO GATE domains in Kenya, including learnings from our research which might be applied to other low to middle income contexts, and the role of partners in supporting and developing these ecosystems.
1. By the end of the session, participants will be able to identify three facilitators to successful assistive technology product development in the Kenyan context.
2. By the end of the session, participants will be able to identify three barriers to assistive technology provision in the Kenyan context.
3. By the end of the session, participants will be able to identify three roles which can be played by partners to developing the assistive technology ecosystem.