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    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.

    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.

    Oriol is leading a paradigm change in the wildfire community by shifting the focus from fire extinction to management and prevention. He has built a global community of researchers, firefighters and civil society members to share knowledge and create new solutions to make the forests and rural areas safer and more prosperous.

    Women Social Innovators are Changing the Game in Asia

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    Young changemakers are often brave enough to take unconventional routes in making meaningful changes in our society.

    Molly Burhans is transforming the way the Catholic Church and other holders of large, non-contiguous lands are able to respond to climate change and its attendant crises, using new technology tools for informed environmental planning beyond the border of the nation-state.

    ASHOKA NETHERLANDS ANNOUNCES WIETSE VAN DER WERF AS THEIR LATEST FELLOW

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    Ashoka Netherlands is delighted to announce the election of their latest Fellow Wietse van der Werf.  Wietse is the founder and CEO of the Sea