CBM wins big at the Zero Project Awards

(From left to right) Dr. Michael Fembeck (Program Manager of the Essl Foundation), Deborah Tigere (CBM Country Director, Zimbabwe), Edvina Dedic (organisation committee) and Martin Essl (founder of the Essl Foundation)

CBM has just been felicitated at the prestigious Zero Project Awards in Vienna at the United Nations in the category ‘Innovative Practice 2020 on Inclusive Education and ICT’.

A project funded by CBM has just been felicitated as one of the best inclusive educational projects in the world. An international jury of experts in development cooperation selected the top projects among 436 nominated projects from 79 countries. The Zero Project is an initiative of the Essl Foundation, which promotes the rights of people with disabilities globally. Supported by the UN, the Zero Project is also a platform to present particularly innovative and effective solutions for successful inclusion. This year’s focus is on inclusive education.

"We are very pleased about this important recognition of our work," says CBM CEO Dr. Rainer Brockhaus. "But it is also an award for the commitment of our partners, who work on the ground every day to ensure that people with disabilities have better opportunities."

“Every day we see that together we can achieve changes for more Inclusive Education.”
Deborah Tigere, CBM Project Manager and Country Director