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Introducing our new Global Strategy

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Introducing our new Global Strategy

Our new Global Strategic Plan outlines how we will work to be the best ally possible for the global disability movement over the next few years.

From supporting grassroots activism to lobbying for inclusion on the global stage.

Over the next 5 years, with your support, we will continue to double down on our mission of achieving positive and lasting change in the lives of persons with disabilities, especially those living in poverty.

There are 3 goals that will guide our work.

1. Being an effective Ally.

We will strengthen the value we add and the ways we work as an ally with the disability rights movement.

We have decades of experience partnering with organisations of disabiltiy activists in the countries where we work. We are a trusted ally to their movements. Over the next five years, we will strengthen this role as an effective and supportive partner. We will ensure that disabled people are front and centre in global disability inclusion efforts, empowered and resourced and in a position to exercise collective voice and agency in realisation of equal rights for all.

Meet the activists.

Get to know some of the incredible disability activists we are proud to support in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Uganda, Sudan and Tanzania.

2. Delivering Effective Programmes

We will build a programme of work, which transforms the lives of people with disabilities, and delivers sustainable impact.

We work for long-term systemic change and empowerment. We have a strong track record of delivery. We will use the next five years to build on this so we can amplify our impact. We will evidence what we do, demonstrate the value of our approach, scale it up where we can. We will ensure that the diversity of the experience of disability and the focus on the most marginalised persons with disabilities remains our priority.

Children at school in Tanzania

Inclusive Education, Tanzania.

Learn more about our programme work with disability activists in Tanzania to get disabled children into school, where they belong.

3. Running an Effective Organisation

We will be an organisation fit for purpose to achieve our mission in a changing world.

We face an uncertain future: political commitments to disability funding and aid in general are changing, and sometimes rapidly. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly heightened the financial risks we face. In the next five years we will make sure the ways we operate ensure our long-term sustainability – so we can survive and thrive in this changing world and that we remain a global force for disability rights and inclusion.

Thank you to our supporters.

We wouldn’t be here today without our supporters, allies and friends. Thank you to the people supporting us. Thank you for standing with ADD. We need you now more than ever and look forward to delivering this exciting strategy together.