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    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.

    From Standing Rock to Pine Ridge Reservation Community Sustainability: Ashoka Fellow NickTilsen

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    One of the Dakota Access Pipeline's most devoted protestors is making his strongest stand back in his hometown.

    From Subsistence Farming to Fair Trade - Empowering Women in Burkina Faso: Ashoka Fellow Marceline Ouedraogo

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    By improving the quality of Shea Butter production in Burkina Faso, Marcelline Ouedraogo has enabled a significant increase in income to more than 3,000 women across the country. 

    In Memory of Marcelline Ouédraogo

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    The global Ashoka community deeply mourns the loss of Marceline Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso, founder of Groupement Férminin Songtaaba.

    UNLEASH: Most innovative, implementable and scalable solutions to UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) 

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    UNLEASH is a new, global initiative that brings together 1,000 young academics, intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs and tech experts annually.

    A Special Power for Wildlife

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    Ashoka Fellows on every continent have pioneered one important new way after another to give wildlife a future. Discover how their innovations and increasingly close collaboration are key to opening a way forward for wildlife.

    Two Ashoka Fellows Honored with the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

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    The Skoll Foundation, renowned for celebrating social entrepreneurship and innovation, has selected six groundbreaking innovators from across the w

    Ashoka European Changemaker Summit

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

    Sylvia Banda: Growing Local Food Systems & Training Female Farmers

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    When Ashoka Fellow Sylvia Banda grew tired of her office job, she called in sick and started cooking.