Entries by Pete Charles

More accessible footpaths for Telemark!

Telemark’s program of upgrading footpaths rolls on! A new 600-metre path has been completed in Drangedal municipality and there are plans to extend further this summer! Users can benefit from the outdoors by following the path of a disused railway line. The program has already seen footpaths improved in 12 of the 18 districts of […]

Enable India are looking for partners in Ethiopia, Bangladesh and other countries in Africa and Asia!

Enable India, one of our Impact Transfer Program Alumni, is looking for partners in Ethiopia and Bangladesh to replicate their Enable Vaani Solution. Do you have any contacts that you can recommend? Enable Vaani is an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) social media platform for persons with disability in rural areas. Enabling persons with disability and […]

Daniel Kish continues his Austrian connection

Daniel Kish, a 2018 Zero Project awardee took part in a workshop in Vienna at the end of June to share his FlashSonar navigation technique which aids navigation for persons with visual impairments. The workshop was organised by Ashoka Austria, following up on their excellent work partnering with Daniel for the Zero Project Impact Transfer […]

Digital Imagination Challenge Germany

Sozialhelden, in partnership with Unitymedia and Impact Hub Berlin are looking for innovative technology-based ideas and solutions that enable people with disabilities to actively participate in everyday social life. Solutions may be websites and apps, technical aids or support software. With €20,000  prize money up for grabs and individual coaching for 3 winning teams, this […]

UN reaffirm commitment to the CRPD

At the 11th session of the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Secretary General of the United Nations reaffirmed commitment to the CRPD by outlining details of a new review of how the United Nations addresses disability. At a speech at the United Nations Headquarters in […]

Just one week left to make your nomination!

The countdown has begun! The nomination process has been open for almost five weeks, but now there is just one week left! Nominations officially close on Sunday 1st July at midnight CEST. Make sure to submit your nomination on the nomination platform before the deadline! Remember there are plenty of tools at your disposal to […]