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Bob Bharij

Ashoka Fellow since Feb 2020

United Kingdom

Through Foundation for Change, Bob is addressing the revolving door culture that exists in services supporting individuals who have experienced significant disadvantage and inequality. By supporting people to create more accurate understandings of their life experiences and the root causes of their...

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John Christensen

Ashoka Fellow since Feb 2020

United Kingdom

Rapid globalization from the 1970s saw a rise in trade agreements and international financial transactions. But the legal infrastructure then in place had been designed largely by nation-states, not international regulatory bodies. The finer points of regulation and taxation in this new context were...

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Diane Dupré La Tour

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2020

France

Our modern societies are facing the erosion of social bonds, resulting in a significant part of the population feeling abandoned, excluded or useless. Diane designs a new type of communal place in the form of lunchrooms available to all, offering a new opportunity for social interactions to the...

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Stéphane Gigandet

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2020

France

In order to face major public health concerns related to the consumption of industrial food, Stéphane leverages the power of citizens to operate a mindset shift in the food industry, urging food manufacturers to improve the general quality of their offer by including a nutritional orientation in a...

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Salomé Berlioux

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2020

France

Observing that rural youth are the victim of profound inequalities, Salomé is conceiving a holistic program to support and help them switch their perception of themselves and of their future, thus enabling them achieve their full potential.

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Apar Gupta

Ashoka Fellow since Nov 2019

India

As internet access continues to grow in India, Apar in ensuring that accountability and action, towards ensuring fundamental rights continues to be met. In doing so, Apar is creating a model for digital rights advocacy in the country that is driven by the public, for the public.

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Nazma Akhter

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2019

Bangladesh

Nazma a former child labourer and garment worker herself is creating a movement where women workers can envision and then create a brighter future for themselves. As a result, Nazma is shifting the narrative of the success of the garments sector in Bangladesh from being that of just national...

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Ahsan Rony

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2019

Bangladesh

Working in the most densely populated country in the world, Ahsan Rony is building the industry of urban gardening in Bangladesh to counter the rapidly diminishing green spaces that are resulting as a result of rural to urban migration.

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Albert Mollah

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2019

Bangladesh

Albert is working to ensure that Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh are included in all aspects of development planning in the country. As a result, Albert is opening the opportunity for persons with disabilities to achieve their full potential, become self-sufficient and active contributors to...

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Vanessa’s new idea is to cultivate real life ‘Planet Protectors’ by empowering young people to be environmental change agents within their family units. Through joy, humor, storytelling and arts-based play, Vanessa holistically cultivates lasting changemaker identities through the public-school...

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