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    “What can I do for my village?” Riski strives for community prosperity in Malang, Indonesia

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    Thanks to the support and inspiration from his parents and grandparents, Riski is leading initiatives that address both environmental and economic challenges to improve his village’s quality of life. 

    Rere - Creating a culture of self-expression and positivity in Magelang, Indonesia

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    Rere to open a “multiliteracy” center to encourage a culture of reading, writing, and changemaking through expressing thoughts, voicing opinions, and producing positive content. 

    15 Years of Change in the Arab World

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    Silvia is working to balance social development and community-building with environmental conservation, focusing on sustainability over the long term. Working from this vision, she is the first Brazilian to address biological imbalances caused by foreign plant species. Unlike the United States and Australia, which carefully control nonnative vegetation, Brazil has neither public policies nor legal limitations on the growth of species that degrade the quality of soil and crops.

    Edward Edilbi is introducing a new way to empower, integrate and build social capital in scattered, immigrant populations that have been affected by a political crisis or natural disaster. Using diaspora networks, he enables refugees to play an active and productive role, thus changing their status from helplessness to independence and promoting positive perceptions of refugees.

    In the last few decades, France, like many other developed countries, has faced an increasing number of refugees fleeing war or political persecution in their countries. Exploring the untapped potential of refugee populations long stigmatized and marginalized by their host countries, Nathanaël Molle is helping refugees launch ventures and to become powerful ambassadors for the contributions that refugees can make to society.

    In a region lacking community mobilization, Carsten Rübsaamen is addressing the education gap in rural areas of Mongolia and Cambodia by rallying local communities and targeting the lack of quality education for youth and young adults.

    Carlo is working to end the segregation of Europe’s most marginalized populations, the Roma, by working at the institutional, community and civil society levels to transform the conventional approach to the issue from an ethnic perspective to a socio-economic one.

    By shifting the focus from 'unhealthy people' to systemic challenges, Denisa is empowering Navajo communities to take control of food policy and lead a movement toward food sovereignty in Navajo Nation.

    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.