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Achraf Aouadi

Ashoka Fellow since Feb 2019

Tunisia

Achraf is preserving the victories of the Tunisian revolution by battling micro- and macro-corruption on myriad fronts, and organizing young people around transparency, good governance, and anti-corruption to create a national and regional dynamic against corruption with a powerful citizen sector at...

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Wala Kasmi

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2017

Tunisia

In post-revolution Tunisia, where the marginalization and disillusionment of young people are leading to high rates of radicalization, Wala is building a movement of young people who are creating their own path to constructive political and economic participation.

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Leila Ben Gacem

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2016

Tunisia

Leila is creating and growing a grassroots movement led by students and heritage activists’ and cultural entrepreneurs to restore the vibrancy of the Medinas’ throughout Tunisia. She is doing this through creating an economic dynamic that speaks true to its heritage and increasing the cultural...

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Sarah Toumi

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2014

Tunisia

Sarah is changing the agricultural sector in the Arab Maghreb sub-region by introducing a new holistic farming approach to fight desertification. Her approach shifts the focus of the sector towards alternative, natural, plant based irrigation complemented by crops that fit the local context; in...

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Asma Mansour

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2014

Tunisia

In a situation where the prevailing attitudes of young people are to wait for family connections, charity or government actions and with no existing culture of entrepreneurship, Asma is introducing a cultural shift in which young people take solving social problems in their own hands. She is...

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