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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
COVID-19’s Impact on Migration, Asylum, and Integration
New perspectives and solutions to respond to refugees and migrants’ needs in these unprecedented times
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"
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...
To Turn a Corner, Trust Social Entrepreneurs
Many social entrepreneurs are working 24/7 to adapt quickly, surface needs from their communities, mobilize millions of changemakers, and anchor the deeper societal transitions that are coming. They are showing impressive creativity and impact — and many have ready-made solutions not only for the...
Behind the Masks: How A Consortium of Dutch Nurses is Redefining Care in Times of Crisis
Jos de Blok is a Dutch nurse who founded Buurtzorg, a network of over 8,000 nurses who participate in a model of home care that KPMG found halves costs, improves quality, and makes happier caregivers. Buurtzorg sounded the alarm early and began managing masks and tests nationwide. Ashoka spoke to...
Build Change: Rethinking Housing After The Crisis
Elizabeth Hausler started Build Change in 2004 to make safe, disaster-resistant houses the new norm across the world. In the years since, she and her team of civil engineers have responded to dozens of natural disasters, arriving after the immediate crisis clears to support local builders and help...
Misinformation Spreads Faster Than Coronavirus: How A Social Organization In Turkey Is Fighting Fake News
Journalist Mehmet Atakan Foça started Teyit (“confirmation” in Turkish) in 2016 to address misinformation propagated by media organizations and social media users. We spoke with him this week to learn more about what his fact-checkers are working on during the Covid-19 crisis.
Fact Checking Stories About Covid-19: How A World-Wide Network Of Scientists Is Kept Very Busy
Science Feedback is a not-for-profit organization that works with a network of scientists all over the world to verify influential claims and media coverage, so that internet users have access to scientifically sound information. The coronavirus has brought them a lot of extra work. Ashoka Fellow...