GAATES’ Governance, Management, and Representatives
In January 2019, GAATES, the Global Alliance for Accessible Technologies and Environments, and G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, announced a definitive agreement under which GAATES chose to redeploy its programming under the Smart Cities for All global initiative and IAAP, a division of G3ict focused on networking, education, and certification for accessibility professionals.
The GAATES Board of Directors will continue as an advisory committee of G3ict, allowing for a seamless transition of all GAATES programs and activities. The GAATES brand will be maintained going forward and Tim Springer, CEO of Level Access and Treasurer of GAATES will be invited as Observer to the Board of Directors of G3ict.
Learn more about:
G3ict.org and its governance model
Current GAATES Global Advisory Council (GLC) member listing
Smart Cities for All
International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)
Past Board Members
GAATES has benefitted from the support of a diverse group of individuals over the past 10 years, assisting in the development of the organization and its initiatives.
Past Board Member profiles can be accessed here
In redeploying the Country Representative program under Smart Cities for All, this global initiative benefits from a network of international country representatives with extensive experience in their regions. These Country Representatives collaborate with local and national governments, civil society, and private sector stakeholders in making global cities more inclusive in the context of the UN SDGs (#11), the UN Habitat III New Urban Agenda, and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The Country Representatives bring to their countries the global work of Smart Cities for All, a broad understanding of accessibility and universal design for technologies and environments, the UN CRPD, and the perspectives of a variety of disabilities.