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    Ilya is helping low income and conflict prone communities in East Africa build their resilience towards issues of mental health and psychological trauma

    Gaël Musquet - Hackers Against Natural Disasters

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    Surviving Hurricane Hugo as a child eventually drove Gaël Musquet to create a citizen-led approach to disaster management. Gaël combines local citizens, authorities, and “hacktivists”—experts who use computers to solve problems for social good—to better coordinate communities before, during, and after a natural disaster.

    Ashoka Fellow Elizabeth Hausler: Haiti Earthquake Response

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    "It's not the earthquake that kills people, it's the building collapsing."

    Ashoka's Newest Fellows are Innovating for the Environment

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    Our hearts and minds have been focused on nature’s power after the recent earthquake in Virginia, and the major blow from Hurricane Irene that tore

    Empathy as a Way of Being

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    A conversation with Sonali Ojha, Ashoka Fellow and founder of the Dreamcatchers Foundation

    Lessons on Global Crisis Management, from Haiti to Japan

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    This week marks the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that struck Japan in 2011.

    Daniel Kerber prototypes and disseminates holistic, dignified living concepts for people on the move – bridging three crucial stages of a refugee's journey: arrival centers in the global north, transit zones and refugee camps. With his work, he creates rapid evidence of what works on the ground and builds global teams to scale his approach, creating a new field of practitioners in humanitarian aid.

    Gaël is encouraging communities to create "digital citizen security corps" to better anticipate and respond to crisis, with an initial focus on natural disasters.

    Kevin Lee is enabling vulnerable communities in the Philippines to demand, create and sustain water and sanitation systems through a new governance approach that simultaneously channels consumer needs and increases local government capacity to deliver.

    Isolation and inactivity among marginalized communities – from refugee camps to underprivileged neighborhoods – can have dramatic consequences such as violence and physical and mental health problems in communities. In response, Jérémy is defining a new standard for libraries in the 21st Century, repositioning their role in communities as key vectors of economic and human development.