Zero Project receives a record 523 nominations from 97 countries for #ZeroCall24


The Zero Project's nomination process for the 2024 Zero Project Call for Nominations - #ZeroCall24 - has come to a close. The focus of this cycle was on Innovative Solutions in Inclusive Education and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The #ZeroCall24 initiative received a total of 523 nominations from 97 countries worldwide.

The #ZeroCall24 nomination process, which ran from May to early July 2023, set out to identify trailblazing solutions from four key sectors: civil society, public sector, business sector, and the interdisciplinary ICT sector.

In total, the Zero Project received 523 nominations from 97 countries, marking a record in the project's history (the previous record was 475 in 2020/21). Participation in the Zero Project Call for Nominations is more globally diverse than ever before.The nominations covered an array of topics including Digital Learning, Early Childhood Intervention, Vocational Training, and Lifelong Learning. ICT-focused topics include Community and Knowledge Platforms, Assistive Technology, and Translation/Conversation Tools.

The Zero Project team, alongside its close partners and peer review network, is currently shortlisting the nominations. Each submission is evaluated on three key criteria: innovation, impact, and scalability. Around 150 nominations will make it to the shortlist and approximately 75 will become Zero Project Awardees. The Awardees will be announced on December 3, 2023, and invited to present at the next Zero Project Conference in February 2024 at the United Nations premises in Vienna.

Find out more about the nominations received during #ZeroCall24 in the official press release.