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 43 Ashoka Fellows who are creatively restructuring society’s health, environment, human rights, education, civic engagement and economic development in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. 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:

Nassir Katuramu currently leads the Venture program in East Africa, coordinating the search and selection of new Ashoka Fellows. He is based in Kampala, Uganda and can be reached at nkaturamu@ashoka.org.

Simon Stumpf, based in Nairobi, Kenya, leads the local Fellowship program and initiatives like Ashoka’s Rural Innovation and Farming Program. Interested individuals and potential partners can reach him at sstumpf@ashoka.org.