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What Ashoka does


Ashoka builds and cultivates a community of Fellows, Young Changemakers, Changemaker Institutions, and beyond who see that the world now requires everyone to be a changemaker – a person that sees themselves as capable of creating large-scale change.

Together, we mobilize and accelerate a movement to build an "Everyone a Changemaker" world: where everyone has the right and ability to co-lead solutions that transform their societies for the better (directly addressing the rise of a new inequality in changemaking worldwide)

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Ashoka Fellows Change the World

Ashoka has elected 4,000+ Fellows across more than 90 countries over the last 40+ years. Together with 250+ change institutions and 300+ partners, we form a strong, diverse and vibrant ecosystem of change agents collaborating and co-leading to positively transform societies and cultures around the world.

Find out more about Ashoka Fellows in the Netherlands, and browse our network of Ashoka Fellows around the world


Ashoka's Priorities

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

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Social Entrepreneurship

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

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Empathy & Young Changemaking

Ashoka is leading a movement to transform how young people grow up so they thrive in today’s rapidly changing world where everyone must be a changemaker. Changemaking starts with empathy.


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.