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    How 5 Creative Young People Are Addressing Youth Employment In Africa

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    African business and political leaders, including Zambia Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, have described Africa’s youth employment challenge as a “ticking time bomb.” The deepening gap between young people’s skills and the needs of employers has been linked to education systems that simply are not up to snuff, but also to a general lack of faith in young people as being capable of making meaningful contributions in a global marketplace, sometimes because of cultural and gender biases.

    2007 - La promotion d'entrepreneurs sociaux France Belgique Suisse

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    En 2007, Ashoka France Suisse Belgique a accueilli 6 nouveaux entrepreneurs sociaux dans son réseau.

    2010 - La promotion d'entrepreneurs sociaux France Belgique Suisse

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    En 2010, 12 nouveaux entrepreneurs sociaux innovants ont intégré le réseau d'Ashoka France Belgique Suisse.

    2011 - La promotion d'entrepreneurs sociaux France Belgique Suisse

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    En 2011, Ashoka France Belgique Suisse a accueilli 6 nouveaux entrepreneurs sociaux dans son réseau.

    Get to know our Fellows in Switzerland!

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    In Switzerland, Ashoka nominates one or two social entrepreneurs every year to be part of our fellowship programme. Ashoka fellows are visionaries who develop innovative solutions that fundamentally change how society operates.

    Terri Valle de Aquino grew up in Acre, the very poor and thinly populated state on the southwestern edge of Brazil's Amazon basin. He returned to work with the indigenous peoples there and is now setting out to help them and their traditional enemies, the rubber tappers, learn to collaborate and work together economically and politically. This collaboration is as important to the rainforest as it is to both peoples.

    Tourism is a double-edged sword. On the one hand it brings people and business to economically starved regions, creating jobs and wealth. On the other, much of that wealth is concentrated in the hands of business owners and comes at the expense of severe environmental and cultural degradation.

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    Ashoka European Changemaker Summit

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    Looking at Europe from a different angle: As origin to impactful social innovations and their founders

    Das war der erste European Changemaker Summit in Berlin!

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    Wenn wir heute über Europa sprechen, vergessen wir manchmal, wie kraftvoll Europa als Keimzelle von Innovation ist.