MANILA, Philippines – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is the 6th largest economy in the world with a population of around 630 million and a landmass of approximately 4.4 million square kilometers. By 2030, Southeast Asia is projected to become the 4th largest economy. Despite this...
The world feels more fractious with every passing day. People who are different from each other, or who hold different points of view, struggle to bridge differences. Since January 2017, The People’s Supper project has been tackling this disconnect head on by inviting people, who often have...
Ashoka Switzerland is proud to announce the election of our newest Fellow, Dan Acher, founder and director of Happy City Lab. Throughout the selection process, Dan consistently proved his dedication to improving the way people live together in urban environments. His undertaking is to instill...
Recognising that the women’s movement in Sri Lanka needs a new generation of leaders post its deadly civil war, Shreen is creating a new cadre of young women that is bringing new solutions to overcome the socio-cultural inequalities that have long prevented women from exercising their citizenship in... Read more
Still healing from the 2015 terrorist attacks, France faces increasing tensions between people from all religions. Samuel is pioneering a new and in-between way to deal with faith diversity in our society while respecting the core founding principle of secularism in the French Republic. Shaping a... Read more
Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman is committed to making peacebuilding a priority in the formative years of children by creating a wide-scale interfaith, intercultural, and intergenerational movement. She is working towards a culture of peace by establishing a holistic community-led peace education program... Read more
Dan Acher is using creative placemaking to combat the isolation and separation between urban residents and build a shared sense of belonging. In doing so, he encourages citizen ownership of public spaces and invites residents to take responsibility for their city, ultimately leading to a more active... Read more
Years before international media showed the world shocking images of Amazon Indians suffering and dying from contact with white invaders, Marcio Santilli, 35, has championed indigenous peoples' rights in Brazil. That is why as a federal deputy he was named to the congressional commission on Indian... Read more
Brazil's more than 200 indigenous peoples are largely voiceless and suffer from the country's worst living conditions. They are often perceived by mainstream society as unusual, primitive, or violent. Vincent Carelli battles such prejudice and discrimination with Video in the Villages, a program... Read more