Inclusive Citizenship in Informal Settlements through AT

Source of Action
World Urban Forum
2020 - 2023
Last Updated
27 March 2023


We will continue to work on urban issues with persons with disabilities living in informal settlements, helping to enable their participation and inclusive citizenship – including through Assistive Technology (AT). The impact will be to bring these voices to the conversation, supporting more inclusive outcomes and cities as a result. This work can be measured by considering the additional participation that has taken place and tracking the inclusive outcomes as a result.

Outcomes and Impacts

Increased and equal access to basic services, sustainable mobility and public space (most indicators at outcome level measure institutional outcome), Increased and secure access to land and adequate and affordable housing, Effective settlements growth and regeneration, Improved spatial connectivity and productivity of cities and regions, Increased and equitably distributed locally generated revenues, Expanded deployment of frontier technologies and innovations for urban development, Enhanced social integration and inclusive communities, Improved living standards and inclusion of migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees through effective crisis response and recovery, Enhanced resilience of the built environment and infrastructure, Resilience, Safety

Lead Entity

Global Disability Innovation Hub

Key Dates

Start year: 4/1/2020

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels