Ashoka in India

Ashoka’s country and regional offices around the world co-create and co-lead Ashoka’s programming. This enables our global changemaker community to capture and act upon emerging insights, knowledge, and talents of innovators from a wide range of cultural and regional contexts. See a full list of country offices


Ashoka's Priorities and Theory of Change

Ashoka focuses on four strategic priorities to help people understand and adapt to a world of accelerating change, where everyone is called on to be a leader: 


Social Entrepreneurship

Ashoka selects world-class social entrepreneurs who are leading the way to an everyone-a-changemaker world.

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Every Child Practicing Empathy

To thrive in today’s rapidly changing world, everyone must be a changemaker, and changemaking starts with empathy.

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Youth Years

Ashoka is leading a movement to transform how young people grow up so they have the power to lead, to contribute — to be in charge.

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Organizing for Changemaking

Living and working in our changemaker world requires breaking through silos, tearing down walls, and organizing in fluid, open, teams of teams.

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Being a part of the global Ashoka family is like a dream come true. When we were elected, it gave us wings to sustain and let our new ideas fly. I am thankful for the timely support when we were venturing out to make the world a better place. The meaningful journey we charted together goes on.

Binalakshmi Nepram
Ashoka Fellow

Ashoka has helped me to cultivate a broad vision of my work by bringing the aspect of Framework change for a systemic change, not just in communities but in the larger society. The change I pursue now is much more constructive and transforming.

Gaurang Raval
Ashoka Fellow

At a time when people paid little attention to my ideas, Ashoka spent hours listening. So many times during the process, I reconsidered strategies and threw out unrealistic plans. It was one of the most introspective and forward-thinking processes I had ever experienced.

Ratnaboli Ray
Ashoka Fellow

Ashoka helped me to understand the systems approach for large-scale framework change for my vision... All Ashoka workshops pushed me to think beyond my comfort zone, and ultimately to bring a larger change in society.

Neelkanth Mishra
Ashoka Fellow

Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.

Bill Drayton
Ashoka Founder & CEO

In times of rapid change, when problems are getting out of hand, solutions need to get out of hand. Everyone needs to lead. Everyone a Changemaker!

Sunish Jauhari
India Leader