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    Two Ashoka Fellows Honored with the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

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    The Skoll Foundation, renowned for celebrating social entrepreneurship and innovation, has selected six groundbreaking innovators from across the w

    Meet Ajai Gopi, The Design Enthusiast Leading Change In Farming #LeadYoung

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    Ajay Gopi greets you with a shy, heart-warming smile.

    Bigger Than Me: Leaders who look beyond themselves to scale their ideas

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    Mahatma Gandhi didn’t kindle panic and fear in the mighty British empire only because he was a determined man on the march; it was also because swa

    Amanda is building a curated system for social enterprises, responsible businesses, and conscious consumers to come together, support each other, and catalyze the transition to a 21st century economy that is good for people and good for the planet.

    Daniel has created an IT architecture that is enabling grassroots entrepreneurs to connect and collaborate to improve social matters across the Italian state and Europe. By creating this network of agents of change (changemakers), he is empowering them to shift the way in which the news is reported. Being asset driven and solution oriented compared to the negative focus driven by mainstream media.

    Evariste has pioneered a holistic approach to efficiently address the issue of e-waste in West Africa by creating public awareness and engaging the informal sector as environmental agents. He is also enabling the development of a green economy through the valorization and commercialization of products formally considered waste.

    Paula Daniels is working to transform our food system through the nationally networked implementation of a powerful idea: the food purchasing of large institutions, which can and should better reflect society’s values of economic equity, environmental sustainability, and public health.

    Ashoka European Changemaker Summit

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    Looking at Europe from a different angle: As origin to impactful social innovations and their founders

    Sylvia Banda: Growing Local Food Systems & Training Female Farmers

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    When Ashoka Fellow Sylvia Banda grew tired of her office job, she called in sick and started cooking.

    Bruno created a platform/network that enables the environmental citizenship and speeds conservation through collective action. Bruno goes beyond the traditional scheme of protection of the green areas, and promotes a citizens' movement for its conservation. From a positive approach he develops a "culture of affection and empathy" in which people develop actions driven by love and not fear.