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Carsten Rübsaamen

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2013

Switzerland

Bookbridge builds business and leadership skills through experiential learning. Through Bookbridge's Capability Programs, candidates from the Global North join hands with talents from the Global South to learn state-of-the-art business skills and develop as responsible leaders while creating...

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Silvio Meira

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2011

Brazil

Dissatisfied with the poor performance of Brazil in the field of information technologies and software development and convinced that the country had enormous creative potential, Silvio Meira created the Recife Centre for Advanced Studies and Systems (CESAR) in 1996. A unique, public-private non...

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Bruno Defelippe

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2017

Paraguay

Bruno is developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Paraguay and Latin American to change the way society relates and solves problems. Through a youth-centric approach, Bruno is promoting social innovation through a synaptic network of young social entrepreneurs dedicated to solving social problems...

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As scientist from the isolated coastal rainforest region of Colombia, Mabel stimulates sustainable economic development in biodiverse areas by connecting ancestral knowledge, science, and entrepreneurship to create a “bioeconomy.”

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Frédéric Bardeau

Ashoka Fellow since May 2015

France

Reconciling the sectors of technology and social economy in France, Frederic Bardeau is developing new mechanisms of social inclusion and full citizenship. Based on the enormous demand for people who have basic digital knowledge such as coding and information technology, he is opening unexplored...

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Christian Vanizette

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2013

France

Christian Vanizette has designed an accessible, yet highly structured approach for social entrepreneurs worldwide to resolve strategic and operational challenges, by drawing from the collective intelligence of a global network of citizens willing to engage their skills and creativity for social...

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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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Nathalia Mesa

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2016

Colombia

Through her integrated model she frees children and offers them a safe and peaceful childhood; this is achieved through her high quality methodology, sustainable and highly replicable which empowers teachers to develop affectionate relationships. Nathalia is building a new ecosystem with new...

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Kenji Hayashi

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2017

Japan

Kenji Hayashi is rejuvenating rural areas suffering from depopulation. By creating a new pathway for emerging urban professionals to build their careers as change agents in rural municipalities, Kenji is creating a system that enables the sustainable development of struggling rural communities.

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Tamer Taha

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2017

Egypt

Tamer is bridging the wide innovation gap in the Egyptian economy by connecting solution seekers and providers. Through his online platform, Yomken.com, and active on-ground engagement, Tamer is building a movement that mediates between previously-isolated parties to crowd-solve various local...

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