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Evariste Aohoui

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2016

Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Evariste has pioneered a holistic approach to efficiently address the issue of e-waste in West Africa by creating public awareness and engaging the informal sector as environmental agents. He is also enabling the development of a green economy through the valorization and commercialization of...

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Constance Yaï

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 1998

Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Constance Yai is the first person in Cote d'Ivoire to successfully introduce grassroots organizing around women's rights. Her several campaigns have crossed social and economic barriers and laid the foundation for dismantling a legal structure that discriminates against women from the time they are...

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Jeanne Kouamé

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 1996

Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Jeanne Kouamé is an Ivoirian woman setting up and strengthening local mutual aid associations of people living with AIDS throughout West Africa in anticipation of the multiplying downstream consequences of the disease, such as the care of "AIDS orphans."

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Joseph N'Gata

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 1993

Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Working in the poorer sections of Cote d'Ivoire's capital, Abidjan, that are not served by public trash collection services, Joseph N'Gata has pioneered a cost-effective youth-based model for municipal trash collection.

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Hilaire Gomé

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 1992

Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Hilaire Gome is combining traditional environmental practices, reconstituted as uniquely effective modern policies, and a massive campaign of environmental awareness aimed at young people to spearhead Cote d'Ivoire's environmental movement.

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