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Ashoka’s Raj Jayadev recognized as 2018 MacArthur fellow

Ashoka Fellow Raj Jayadev was just named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow for exceptional creativity. Raj is the creator and champion of participatory defense, a growing movement that gives families and friends of accused persons a way to contribute to the defense of their loved one. 

Interview with Cedric Solms

This is about a new kind of leadership. I want to become a new kind of leader.

Agir pour le climat - Claire Nouvian et le rapport du GIEC

"Le rapport nous dit que les changements sont possibles (...) L’espoir est très simple : c’est l’action". Selon le rapport du GIEC 2018, il n'est pas impossible de limiter le réchauffement climatique à 1,5ºC à condition d'agir tout de suite et collectivement pour penser des solutions à grande échelle !



Ashoka, BNY Mellon Announce Champions of Financial Wellbeing

Over the last six months, Ashoka, BNY Mellon, social entrepreneurs, network partners have rallied around a vision of financial wellbeing for individuals, families, and communities across the country. This network’s transformative ideas have the power to shift society towards this vision of our future where communities are empowered to drive their own financial security, resilience and freedom.

Interview with Hanne Melin

Hanne Melin is part of a small team at eBay focused on exploring and understanding the future of commerce. Her work involves talking to policy makers, academics and others and getting them excited about a future where new models of commerce are empowering small businesses to thrive. Hanne has joined CircularFutures as a participant and talks to Jim Playfoot about her experiences at the launch event in Amsterdam.

Hanne Melin finds system change compelling. By being part of CircularFutures, she feels she’s come to the right place.

5º Congresso Todos Juntos Contra o Câncer reúne os principais líderes da Oncologia em São Paulo

Dos dias 25* a 27 de setembro, em São Paulo, acontecerá o 5º Congresso Brasileiro Todos Juntos Contra o Câncer. O objetivo será discutir a Política Nacional de Prevenção e Controle do câncer, salientando os desafios para sua implementação nos 296 hospitais públicos que atendem pacientes com câncer no país.

Aproximadamente 3.500 líderes do seguimento participarão, entre eles: gestores, médicos, profissionais da saúde, sociedades científicas, ongs, ativistas, advogados e jornalistas atuantes na Oncologia.

Ashoka Scandinavia welcomes Oskar Blakstad as a new Fellow

Oskar Blakstad from Norway, founder of Explorable AS/Assisted Self-Help, was elected as a Fellow in 2018.

Building a Movement for Dalit Rights: A Conversation with Christina Dhanaraj

Christina Thomas Dhanaraj is part of a community of Indian activists who are speaking truth to power against caste-based violence and discrimination. Many of these voices have stormed the bastions of establishment media and are engaged in asking critical questions about the pervasiveness of casteism in all aspects of life.

Solidários - O efeito dos bancos comunitários na sociedade

Quando a Ashoka inclui um empreendedor social na sua rede mundial reconhece a capacidade dessa pessoa para produzir mudanças sistêmicas em determinados setores da sociedade com abrangência ao menos nacional.