Changemakers Stepping Up, Responding to the Pandemic

All over the world, people are seizing the moment, creatively solving problems and expressing love and respect in action

Empowering Changemakers During the Pandemic

A New Narrative for Challenging Times Countries across Europe have started to turn the corner on COVID-19. But the pandemic’s effects will be felt long after lockdowns have ended. Our understanding of ‘normal’ has been shaken. Many of us feel exposed and vulnerable — economically, socially...
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The Crisis that Sparks an Evolution: How COVID-19 can prompt corporations to re-think their role in society

For corporations to thrive, the only way to navigate this period of change will be to embrace it — they need to mobilise an army of problem-solvers and become changemakers in society
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Changemakers United: a collective initiative to tackle COVID-19

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...
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Want to know about COVID-19 in Haiti? Ask a nurse

The World Health Organisation declared 2020 “The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” marking 200 years since Florence Nightingale founded the profession. Yet the voices of the world’s 28 million nurses, the vast majority of whom are women, often go unheard. In Haiti, where COVID-19 cases...
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ChangemakHERs steps Up to Lead Change

Amira El Masry, one of the winners of the Young ChangemakHERs Transformative Journey and Competition, has been working to scale her initiative Ohana in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ohana leverages art to cultivate a culture of empathy and tackle bullying toward refugee children among youth in...
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Will the Covid Crisis Spur Us to End Homelessness?

The Covid pandemic is exposing cracks in numerous public systems—including health care, finance, and housing. In fact, says Rosanne Haggerty, founder of Community Solutions and a global expert on homelessness, the three are closely linked. Before Covid, homelessness was an epidemic on its own. Now...
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Changemakers of the Pandemic

Changemakers of the Pandemic is a vodcast by Ashoka Young Changemaker Manat from California. These stories offer us hope and optimism during this time of uncertainty by demonstrating the power and journeys of changemakers. By highlighting leaders of all ages, Manat aspires to show how anyone can...
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The Path to the Covid Recovery is Paved with Renewable Energy

Sustainable energy has the power to create an inclusive society
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Closing the School Year Through the Eyes of Changemakers

We are closing this academic year and wondering how we move forward in the face of so much uncertainty and hardship. Good news: Changemaking is not restricted by lockdowns, quarantines and social distancing. Changemaking is a power within us all, and it can be activated at any moment, regardless of...
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An Entrepreneur's Quest to Fix Drug Patents and Save Lives

Restoring the integrity of America’s patent system to incentivize progress and make drugs affordable
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To Change the Migration Narrative, We Need Fact-Checkers

In the fight against disinformation, one media outlet is redirecting readers who seek out the negative
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Ashoka Fellows Celebrate Ramadan By Giving Back

Beyond being a period for spiritual reflection, celebration, and gathering with family, Ramadan has always been a season of generosity and an opportunity to give back to the community.
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Young Leaders Mobilize Across Africa

How Africa’s vast youth population is stepping up with creative solutions during the coronavirus pandemic
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Pandemic or Paradigm Shift?

Reflections on young people, learning, and social change that enable a new consciousness to arise from this time
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Gender Equality In Times of COVID-19

Ashoka Belgium talks to Isabella Lenarduzzi: Fellow spotlight during Covid19
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Fellows Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Ashoka Arab World Fellows are pivoting their work to adjust amidst a staggering global health crisis and building innovative approaches to deal with the challenges unfolding from the pandemic.
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New Alliance Helps Social Entrepreneurs Overcome the Impacts of COVID-19

$75 million already mobilized by alliance launched at the World Economic Forum
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COVID-19’s Impact on Migration, Asylum, and Integration

New perspectives and solutions to respond to refugees and migrants’ needs in these unprecedented times
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How Indigenous People Are Being Affected by Coronavirus — and Why We Should 'Screw the Normal'

Nick Tilsen of the NDN Collective says the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic provides "opportunity here to architect and build a new world"
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Changemakers United: a collective initiative to tackle COVID-19

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...
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