Diversity and Ability (D&A)
Atif is an award-winning social entrepreneur with a background in economic justice and disability inclusion. Focusing on the inclusion of marginalised communities, Atif has worked on high-profile social development projects worldwide. He is the Co-founder and CEO of social enterprise Diversity and Ability and Zaytoun CiC (the World’s first Fairtrade Palestinian olive oil cooperative). He is an advisor to the World health Organisation (WHO) Rapid Assistive Technologies Board (RATB) and trustee for Disability Rights UK. Atif believes in pushing for a future of inclusive change and global equity. Having spent 25 years advocating for recognition of the strength of intersectional disability inclusion, Atif’s work has transformed narratives and system change both locally and internationally, the results of which have recently grown to advise the UN World Food Programme (WFP) on their disability inclusion goals and the widened participation mandate for disabled people in the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) goals.