Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2016
This description of Uygar Özesmi's work was prepared when Uygar Özesmi was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2016.
Uygar Özesmi is a serial social entrepreneur who has dedicated his life to the development of a society and economy that is in harmony with nature. With the belief that a “great transformation” is needed, he has founded over a dozen organizations and initiatives working towards ecological and social development and sustainability in Turkey and beyond in the past 25 years. His work has positively impacted the lives of 10 million individuals, moving Uygar closer to his vision. His experience has culminated when he founded, a platform which brings together fair and sustainable producers with responsible prosumers.
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