Entries by Pete Charles

The Kessler Foundation’s 2020 Signature Employment Grant Cycle is Open!

The Signature Employment Grants support innovative solutions with potential for public or private replication. The 2020 grant requests for proposals with a special interest in projects that address the intersection of race, class, gender, disability and poverty within the framework of helping individuals with disabilities obtain employment or re-enter the job market following injury. Partnerships […]

Light for The World has joined forces with UNICEF and the Inter Agency Standing Committee for a brand new publication and guidelines on Humanitarian Aid- Have a look!

The first is a set of Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action. They are the first humanitarian guidelines to be developed with and by persons with disabilities. The second publication is a case study in collaboration with UNICEF on Access to Humanitarian Aid in Mozambique. The case […]

Join The Zero Project at the “This Is My Workplace” Event at the United Nations New York

In observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Kessler Foundation together with the United Nations’ Office of Human Resources is celebrating the “This Is My Workplace” event. Join advocates and leaders from outside the UN system to have a candid conversation on employment issues affecting persons with disabilities. The event will be […]

Join us at the “This is my workplace” event on December 3rd, 2019!

The UN DMSPC/OHR annual International Day for Persons with Disabilities event is almost here and we are looking forward to seeing you there! What: With the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy, launched by the Secretary-General in June 2019, the United Nations is increasing its efforts to attract, recruit, develop and retain persons with disabilities. The United […]


The 16th call for proposals for SozialMarie is open! Prizes are awarded for projects that design and implement innovative solutions to societal challenges. Calls are welcome from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Projects from Slovenia should not be more than 300 km away from Vienna. 15 solutions will be awarded, with the […]