Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2014


This description of Christophe Dunand's work was prepared when Christophe Dunand was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2014.
Christophe Dunand has changed the way the Swiss social sector operates - making it more collaborative, bottom-up and oriented toward changemaking. He has introduced a nation-wide approach to connect some of the most excluded people (long-term unemployed and socially disenfranchised persons) to the labor market by addressing the challenges created by the Swiss government’s highly local regulation and control, demonstrating the power of innovation and experimentation to address social challenges, and building multi-sector networks across traditional siloes. Christophe’s architecture of the Swiss social sector has resulted in the federation and professionalization of social organizations, the establishment of the social enterprise as a viable structure, and the engagement of all sectors of Swiss society in driving change.
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