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Floating Hospitals for Char Dwellers

Runa Khan was awarded the Ashoka Fellowship in 1994 for her work in developing innovative teaching concepts and publishing educational books.

Ashoka kicks off Africa’s first Social Investment Accelerator!

On September 10th and 11th 2018, the Kick-Off Bootcamp for Ashoka’s African Social Investment Accelerator convened 12 winning ventures from across the continent, 33 top mentors, and supporting partners for two days of dynamic activities in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mentors and ventures came from all corners of Africa – Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Egypt, South Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Benin, and Burkina Faso – as well as the UK, USA, UAE, Germany, Lebanon, and Switzerland.

Eine Idee weiter auf dem Abend der Changemaker

Das Ashoka Netzwerk ist wieder gewachsen. Am 22. Oktober haben wir in München drei Sozialunternehmer*innen neu in die Ashoka Fellowship aufgenommen. Als Ashoka Fellows begleiten wir Raphael Fellmer, Zarah Bruhn und Simon Köhl nun dabei ihre innovativen Ideen wirkungsvoll zu verbreiten.

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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.