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Ashoka Fellow David Bornstein's #BriefButSpectacular Take on Telling the Whole Story

Ashoka Fellow David Bornstein is transforming news reporting through Solutions Journalism that integrates in depth reporting on challenges and solutions to them

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Remembering Wimar Witoelar

Ashoka CEO Bill Drayton remembers close friend to Ashoka, Wimar Witoelar (July 14, 1945 - May 19, 2021)
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How trust and collaboration are key in India’s last-mile response to the COVID-19 crisis

"It is a story that is playing out all over India – and indeed the rest of the world. At a time when governments and health systems have been overwhelmed, social entrepreneurs have stepped up in their thousands to fill the gaps. Most of these entrepreneurs are making a difference in the so-called...
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Change Makers UK Partner with Ashoka to Inspire Listeners

Listen to the Royal Philharmonic ​Orchestra and Change Makers Podcast UK Playlist ​featuring ​insights ​from Ashoka Founder Bill Drayton and Ashoka Young Changemaker Ara Kusuma

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The right to sign: Deaf culture and language access

Melissa Malzkuhn on digital storybooks for Deaf children and why the future is 3-D

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Make Algorithmic Audits As Ubiquitous As Seatbelts

Why Tech Needs Outside Help To Serve Humanity

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Traversing Cultures

Rachel Centariczki explores the intersection of empathy and changemaking in Micronesia
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Thinking differently – ideas for action on planet & climate

Ashoka Fellows around the world are working in the field of Planet & Climate, distilling decades of experience and spotting patterns between their diverse approaches

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Bridging Borders

From North Carolina to China: Samantha Lumpkin experiences changemaking around the globe
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Storytelling to Changemaking: Garu Kim

From bridging the gap across generational disconnects as a young person, Garu now enables the spread of mindset shifts through supporting front-line changemakers from country to country in their journey of impact.
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The Transformative Power of Technology: Celeste’s Changemaker Journey

In this conversation with Celeste, we discuss how the decision to write a book fueled the path to becoming a content creator and changemaker.
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Confronting the other pandemic: Mental health

Two social entrepreneurs on how the pandemic is hitting young people and where we go from here

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Changemaker in the mirror: Equipping ourselves for a new game

As the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel grows brighter, many are asking what the world will look like when we finally emerge. Bruised and battered, grateful we have survived, grieved by those we lost along the way, relieved to return to community, angry about inequities, uncertain about how...
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Only 20% Of People With Eating Disorders Get Help. This Startup Is Out To Change That.

More than 30 million Americans with eating disorders don’t get the treatment they need to fully recover — and against common assumptions, these disorders affect people equally across genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Through Equip, which launched last month...
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Auction of Swiss Watch Featuring Marvel's Black Panther Nets $5.2 Million for a First Book and Ashoka Partnership

The auction of a one-of-a-kind watch was part of an intense global bidding war. Contributions to the partnership totalled $8 million.

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Building community wealth across the Mississippi Delta

How Tim Lampkin is supporting and expanding Black business ownership in the U.S.

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Knowledge Powers Change

Ashoka and The INKEY List are kicking off a digital campaign to introduce changemaking to young people around the world

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Changemaker Playbook: The New Physics of Leadership in a World of Explosive Change

The Changemaker Playbook is packed with tips for individuals and organizations navigating the new strategic landscape defined by disruptive change.

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We’re Living Through A Carbon Bubble—Here’s What We Can Do About It

As part of Ashoka’s Welcome Change series, Pip Wheaton spoke with Ashoka Fellow Mark Campanale (U.K.) about how climate change impacts financial markets, and how investors can support a sustainable future. Mark started the Carbon Tracker Initiative in 2009 that ended up placing terms like “carbon...
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