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Radoslaw Gawlik

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2009

Poland
An engineer of Poland s environmental movement, Radoslaw (Radek) Gawlik has introduced multiple environmental laws, policies and programs that have helped to form and sustain a vibrant, cross-sector framework for environmental protection across Poland. Read more
Witold Klaus has introduced a new approach to legal advocacy for marginalized groups in Poland through a client-centered model that draws on individual cases of rights abuses as an instrument to reform malfunctioning laws and legal institutions. Read more
Janusz Korbel is grooming informed environmental activism in Poland by training specialized "guardians of nature" in how to influence development decision makers to be sensitive to environmental consequences. Read more

Kazimierz Jaworski

Ashoka Fellow since Oct 1995

Poland
In rural Poland, Kazimierz Jaworski is modernizing long-neglected physical infrastructure, starting with telephones, in a way that generates independent local organization and investment. Read more
Wojciech Onyszkiewicz has created a unique food bank distribution system that not only helps Poland's needy people but also engages the participants in a civic education process that is breaking the barriers between rural and urban communities. Read more
Tomasz Sadowski is pioneering a new approach for dealing with Poland's most chronic homeless cases by creating self-sufficient rural communities. Read more

Ida Karpinska

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

Poland
Ida Karpinska is redesigning the medical system in Poland to expand the care currently provided to women affected by gynecological cancers. In doing so, Ida is changing the paradigm of women’s health and sexual education in Poland. Ida’s goal is to create a preventive infrastructure that engages... Read more

Adrian Kowalski

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2004

Poland
Adrian is reforming the way social welfare services are provided to the long-term unemployed and their families in industrialized centers in Poland. His approach builds on the foundational principle of partnership (rather than charity) and offers municipalities a low-cost alternative to... Read more
Krzysztof Margol is revitalizing Poland's underdeveloped rural areas by stimulating awareness of business opportunities and providing new jobs to the rural unemployed. He trains the unemployed to start new business ventures and recruits business, banks, and local governments to back new job-creating... Read more
Krzysztof Konieczny is generating public awareness and changing stereotypes about environmentalism, farmland, and mobilizing farmers and marginalized populations to take a leading role in conserving Poland’s habitat and wildlife. Read more