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Mobilizing Efforts and Resources: Ashoka Fellows Respond to Reconstruct Chile

On the 27th of February, Chile was hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake, the fifth most powerful earthquake in history. Moments after the earthquake, Ashoka’s staff in the Southern Cone were in contact with the 34 Ashoka Fellows residing in Chile to offer them psychological support and appraise their needs. Ashoka has now been able to communicate with nearly all of them, and although the material losses are great, the Fellows, their families and constituents are accounted for and safe.
 

Economic Alternatives to Regenerate Rainforests in Indonesia

Last Thursday, I had the privilege of sitting in on a presentation given by Dr. Willie Smits, a Senior Fellow of Ashoka, where I currently work as an intern for the Full Economic Citizenship program.  Born in Norway but a nationalized and 30-year resident of Indonesia, Dr.

Bill Drayton Contributes Lead Article to MIT Press's Innovations Journal

Engage People, Retire Things” Explains the Connection Between Unemployment and Climate Change, and How to Get the Jobs/Climate Synergy Working Positively

An Incredible Two Weeks for the Ashoka Fellowship

The last two weeks have been great ones for the Ashoka Fellowship. During this time a stunning number of Fellows have received a variety of accolades. We are thrilled that these visionary social entrepreneurs are being recognized by so many organizations. Awards are important for social entrepreneurs. They often come with resources vital to the ongoing success of their work. They raise the profile of their work, inspiring others to join their cause. And they sustain and inspire changemakers through the inevitable challenges and set-backs along their journey.