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    Jean-Francois Archambault: Food recovery and a social vision

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    Jean-Francois Archambault has created a “turn-key” solution to food recovery, making it easy for chefs to send their surplus of delicious prepa

    #LeadYoung - Three Kolkata teenagers shows what it takes to grow up solving social problems in today’s world

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    In a world where social problems are on the rise, a growing number of young people are leading the solutions.

    #LeadYoung - Growing up in a world of change: two girls in Bangalore fighting water waste

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    Two girls in Bangalore saw the problem of waste around them.

    With a central philosophy that “it’s not worth giving, it’s not worth selling, it’s worth constructing together,” Pierre is addressing the unmet needs of diverse impoverished rural and urban communities in northern Argentina for cleaner and cost-effective energy solutions, thereby improving their income, health, the environment and livelihoods.

    Nicolas is merging the concepts of energy, housing and sustainability into a tangible, up to date and contextualized series of original development initiatives aimed at improving the housing conditions and living standards of the poorest sections of society in Uruguay and Argentina.

    In Memory of Orri Vigfusson, Who Saved the North Atlantic’s Salmon

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    The global Ashoka community deeply mourns the loss of Icelandic Fellow Orri Vigfússon

    Using a holistic approach, Salamatu is refocusing families to work as a unit changing the dynamics between men and women. She is positioning smallholder families to jointly engage in primary cultivation of agricultural products, diversify their production lines, improve nutrition as well as increase their income.

    Germán co-founded the Environmental South Association in 2007 to actively and respectfully reconnect people with nature in the rapidly urbanized cities in Patagonia. Through urbanization, younger generations of Argentinians are separated from a variety of natural environments. With an absence of lakes, parks, and forests there is a disconnect that has formed between the youth and the natural environment, which include plants and animals within them.

    As scientist from the isolated coastal rainforest region of Colombia, Mabel stimulates sustainable economic development in biodiverse areas by connecting ancestral knowledge, science, and entrepreneurship to create a “bioeconomy.”

    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.