Entries by pete

Johnson and Johnson’s GenH Challenge

Apply to the GenH Challenge with your everyday idea to change the trajectory of health. The best ideas for the future of health can come from anyone, anywhere in the world. Pioneered by Johnson & Johnson, the GenH Challenge is a social innovation prize competition uniquely incentivizing global entrepreneurs, innovators, and people on the front […]

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Invitations open for 2017 Dubai International Award!

UN Habitat is Seeking applications for the 2017 Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. The 2017 award is an international contest which seeks to recognize outstanding initiatives that are making significant contributions which: Have a demonstrable and tangible impact on improving people’s quality of life; Are the result of effective […]

EFC release publication on Institutional Philanthropy – A Focus on Disability

The European Foundation Centre has released a publication summarising and analysing how EFC members and other institutional philanthropy actors are engaging with the field of disability. The report provides an up-to-date picture of 34 philanthropic organisations active in the field of disability. The Zero Project is proud to have been one organisation contributing to this […]

Funding Haitian Orphanages at the Cost of Children’s Rights

Today we take a slight detour from the subject of disability to help raise awareness on a very important issue from one of our partner organisations. Lumos Foundation have produced a report detailing the complex orphanage situation in Haiti. The report gives a thorough account of why the substantial funding going towards the orphanages in […]

Disability Rights Fund releases round 2 request for proposals

The Disability Rights Fund has opened its 2017 grants round for Disabled Persons’ Organizations in Bangladesh, the Pacific Island Countries, Rwanda, and Uganda. The broad objective of the Fund is to support persons with disabilities around the world to build diverse movements, ensure inclusive development agendas, and achieve equal rights and opportunity for all. Through […]

Microsoft Inclusive Hiring Events

Microsoft have several inclusive hiring events coming up in Redmond, Washington. The events are for interns, graduates and full time candidates. Autism Cohort (August 7th) – University event focused on current students and recent graduates Autism Cohort (October) – Industry event Ability Event (November) – University event focused on current students and recent graduates If […]

Impact Hub’s “Investment Ready” Program is Open!

The Impact Hub has opened its call for applications on the “Investment Ready Program”. If you haven’t heard about the program (where have you been!), it’s a unique 4-month program for entrepreneurs from Central – and Eastern Europe creating scalable solutions to societal challenges. More importantly, it’s an opportunity to refine your business plan, create […]

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Nomination process is now closed

The nomination process for the Zero Project 2018 is now closed. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to submit a practice or a policy. We now begin the hard (but enjoyable) task of reviewing all the applications. This will be the start of a multi-stage […]

DAISY wins Prestigious International IT Award!

The DAISY project, a 2016 Zero Project Innovative Practice from Bangladesh, has been presented as a winner at the 2017 World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) prize ceremony. The award was handed over to Mr Vashkar Bhattacharjee (National Consultant for Accessibility at a2i Program and Program Manager at YPSA) and Mr Kabir Bin Anwar (Project […]