GAATES’ Governance, Management and Representatives

Board of Directors
GAATES’ activities are overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors who are committed to ensuring that GAATES is able to continue being a leader in fields of Universal Design and accessibility, and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD); and to contribute to positive development for persons with disabilities.
Board member profiles can be accessed here

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

GAATES General Membership
GAATES General Membership is made up of individuals from around the globe who are committed to the promotion of Universal Accessibility. If you are interested in becoming a member of the GAATES extended family, participating in programming and attending our Annual General Meeting please contact us for details
Contact our membership coordinator here

GAATES Management Team
GAATES retains a dedicated team of individuals to carry out its initiatives.
A listing of the management team and contact information can be accessed here

Country Representatives
GAATES is working with a number of Country Representatives from around the world to promote the implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; civil society contributions related to the Global Development Agenda Post 2015 and sustainable development of the built and virtual environments based on the principles of Universal Design. GAATES Country Representatives are volunteers who are committed to help achieve the mission and goals of GAATES in their country.
A listing of Country Representatives can be accessed here

GAATES Award Winners
GAATES annual award of recognition is determined by the Board of Directors and presented to individuals or organizations in recognition of their dedication to Universal Design, accessibility and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
A listing of award winners to date can be accessed here