East Africa

Ashoka was the first organization to publicly recognize social entrepreneurs as a major driving force in transforming human welfare in the East African region. Since 2001, when two Ugandans were recognized as Ashoka Fellows, the region is now home to 70 Ashoka Fellows who are creatively restructuring society’s health, environment, human rights, education, civic engagement and economic development in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Together, leading social entrepreneurs are shaping the East African citizen sector, making it more entrepreneurial, competitive, regionally and globally integrated.

Learn more about our East Africa Ashoka Fellows by following the links below:

The East Africa Team:

Peris Wakesho, Regional Director. pwakesho-at-ashoka.org

Vincent Odhiambo, Youth Years Director. voodhiambo-at-ashoka.org 

Agostine Ngung’u, Fellow Search and Selection. andungu-at-ashoka.org

Vicky Nyakundi, Fellow Engagement & Finance Management. vnyakundi-at-ashoka.org