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Wilson Passeto

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2007

Brazil
Wilson Passeto is empowering ordinary citizens to take steps to combat urban water scarcity, by providing them with a series of incentives and technical innovations to reduce their water consumption. He offers training and support to a growing cohort of “water agents,” who then help to change the... Read more

Roberto Epple

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2007

France
At the beginning of the 1990s, Roberto Epple became one of the major actors of a campaign to preserve the River Loire, the last wild river in Europe, causing the French government to abdicate and preventing the constructing a series of large dams along its course. Based on this successful experience... Read more

Kevin Lee

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2014

Philippines
Kevin Lee is enabling vulnerable communities in the Philippines to demand, create and sustain water and sanitation systems through a new governance approach that simultaneously channels consumer needs and increases local government capacity to deliver. Read more

Sebastião Alves

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2015

Brazil
Sebastiao has developed a model for creating sustainable farming practices and increasing quality of life in rural sertão by combining local knowledge with modern agriculture technology. This new development model is spread through Brazil’s northeastern region and can be applied anywhere in the... Read more

Sharon Gamson Danks

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2017

United States
Sharon Danks inspires and enables communities to enrich their school grounds and use them to improve children’s well-being, learning and play while contributing to the ecological health and resilience of their cities. Read more

Jessica Schreiber

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2019

United States
Through FABSCRAP, Jessica Schreiber is ushering in transformative changes at the intersection of the waste and apparel sectors. She’s simultaneously building a new model and infrastructure for managing textile waste at scale while “hooking” designers and the next generation of fashion’s decision... Read more