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Jeffrey Cyr

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2019

Canada

Jeff is structuring a new reconciliation economy to bring full economic citizenship to Indigenous populations that have been historically excluded and controlled by colonial systems in Canada. In doing so, he is putting power in the hands of Indigenous communities for self-determination and...

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Brett Matthews

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2019

Canada

Brett is pioneering a science and design practice of ‘Oral Information Management.’ About a billion adults are illiterate or innumerate world-wide. Two-thirds of these are women. Based on published empirical research, Brett designs solutions for this ‘oral’ population to enable safe and independent...

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Alison Lingane

Ashoka Fellow since May 2019

United States

Alison Lingane is building demand in our economy for employee-owned businesses and facilitating the transition of companies to this more equitable model.

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Vincent Lagacé

Ashoka Fellow since Apr 2019

Mexico

Vincent improves the livelihoods of smallholder producers by involving them, the organizations that serve them, and the corporations that buy their produce in a common effort to design better, fairer value chains.

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Dinny Jusuf

Ashoka Fellow since Oct 2018

Indonesia

Dinny Jusuf is changing the long-standing pattern of outward migration amongst Indonesian women as domestic helpers by eradicating the poverty issues faced by them and creating regenerative economies around the art of backstrap loom weaving in remote communities in Indonesia.

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Shailabh Kumar

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2018

India

Shailabh is setting up the first multi community mutual health microinsurance model in India that is community owned and led, thus giving them control to take care of their health and health protection more proactively through a not profit society.

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Florin Stoican

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2018

Romania

Building on his own experience in establishing Romania's first citizen-led national parks, Florin is catalyzing a citizen-driven movement for the creation of a functional system for protected areas in Romania. By connecting urban and rural communities through nature, he is creating incentive...

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Tracey Chambers

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2018

South Africa

Tracey is economically empowering the most marginalised unemployed mothers and fathers in township communities of South Africa. Using excess stock from retail companies, she creates a fluent supply of merchandise which she merges with a holistic program that focuses on creating self-reliance as a...

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Radek Hábl

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2018

Czech Republic

Radek Hábl is developing an evidence-based, holistic and systemic approach to transform the current unfair ecosystem of debt, spur close cooperation among key actors and bring a million of over-indebted and excluded Czech citizens back to society.

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Amanda Kiessel

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2018

Sri Lanka

Amanda is building a curated system for social enterprises, responsible businesses, and conscious consumers to come together, support each other, and catalyze the transition to a 21st century economy that is good for people and good for the planet.

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