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Lumber Andrada

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2018

Uruguay

Lumber has developed a technology and process to re-use waste materials from the plastic industry into local economies, with the participation local recyclers and Municipalities. At the same time, he is building the necessary ecosystem, developing new roles and mindset shift for existing players.

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Ignacio Oliveri

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2017

Uruguay

Ignacio is empowering people to take control over their own health by encouraging them to exercise their right to health education. He is trying to change the secondary role of patients in health institutions by giving them the knowledge to take decisions together with their health professionals.

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Diego Ruete

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2016

Uruguay

Diego promotes the connection between food, nutrition and play-based education through his organization Petit Gourmet. Diego enables children to be the protagonists of their learning process as well as the connection points between food, their family and their community. He created the term...

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Damián Osta

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2010

Uruguay

Damián Osta is creating a media platform that gives a voice to Uruguay’s youth and incorporates new perspectives in the public discourse. Damián is leveraging the power of communication media to incite civic participation, connecting the news with social causes and informing the future of Uruguayan...

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Ana Luisa Arocena

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2009

Uruguay

Ana Luisa Arocena is developing an integral approach to dealing with toxic waste management in Uruguay. She is creating new technologies to recycle and dispose of hazardous materials in responsible ways, while promoting transparency, spreading environmental and public health awareness, and creating...

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Javier Palummo Lantes

Ashoka Fellow since May 2008

Uruguay

Javier está construyendo un modelo innovador para la aplicación plena de los derechos humanos, contribuyendo al fortalecimiento del sistema de justicia y transformando la forma de pensar el Derecho para generar cambios sociales profundos. Creó el Observatorio, una clínica jurídica en articulación...

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Rodrigo García leads the Organization for Cetacean Conservation (OCC), the first citizen organization to promote coastal and marine conservation in Uruguay. Rodrigo focuses on restructuring the socioeconomic forces that lead to environmental problems and on building a coalition of environmentalists...

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Mónica Litovsky Díaz, a deeply thoughtful sociologist, uses Uruguay’s medicinal herb harvesting agro-ecological production and processing to bring popular and traditional knowledge into a modern framework, secure the participation of a marginalized population as suppliers in a developing market, and...

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Aler Donadío

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2006

Uruguay

Aler Donadío fosters rural development by improving farming and fishing practices, offering an alternative to urban migration for marginalized local populations whose traditional livelihoods have been threatened by environmental damage and industrial farming projects.

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Roberto Gallinal

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2005

Uruguay

Gallinal’s organization, ENCARE, works with communities to strengthen their social fabric and reinforce inclusion where poverty, violence and drug use have torn neighborhoods apart.

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