Changemakers United: a collective initiative to tackle COVID-19

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Source: ashoka

We are thrilled to announce that Ashoka, in partnership with Zalando, kick-started Changemakers United. This initiative will enable our worldwide network of social entrepreneurs to scale solutions for the challenges around COVID-19.


Between April and October 2020, we will:

1. Source & map innovators from the Ashoak’s network tackling COVID-19

2. Assess innovators’ needs & match them with resources from our broader network 

3. Amplify solutions across geographies to inspire action and replication

4. Connect innovators with each other to create synergies

5. Connect innovators with replication partners

6. Rapidly build a powerful ecosystem to address COVID-19


Find some examples of Ashoka Fellows providing responses to the current crisis here and here.


Zalando was the first to join the movement. They say:

We decided to partner with Ashoka again as a response to the current pandemic. Their organization, just like ours, is based on a startup spirit, entrepreneurship and innovation. Making a change requires us to engage with our community to find new solutions. […]”


Others have already joined this collective effort too. Come aboard Changemakers United and become a collective solver of COVID-19! Get in touch to explore how you can participate.