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    Fast Company: Investing in Post-Conflict Startups to Save the World

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    Last week, Fast Company published an article on the importance of investing in post-conflict zones to kick-start the local economy, foster entrepreneurship, and reduce the chances of a relapse. As the article states:

    Ushahidi in the Classroom

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    Last month I taught the first ever course on “Technology and Peace” at the UN-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica.

    US Fellows honored by Obama; featured in the NY Times.

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    Obama honors an Ashoka Fellow:

    “Killing somebody who ticks you off is normal.”

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    I came across this statement in a recent Op-Ed piece in The New York Times by Bob Herbert.

    Giant Rats put Noses to Work on Africa's Land Mine Epidemic

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    Ashoka Fellow Bart Weetjens' organization, APOPO, trains HeroRats (giant pouched rats) to detect landmines in Africa. Bart is also employing their superb noses to detect tuberculosis. 

    Security and Solidarity: An Ashoka Story

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    I am often asked to explain the importance of the Ashoka Fellowship as community.

    No Santa in India

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    All around the globe, the Christmas trees, lights and decorations are going up as December hits.

    What is a Mother Worth?

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    “No one has ever believed in me except Lua Nova,” proclaimed one young mother who has battl

    Fathers: Levers for Change

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    How three Ashoka Fellows are empowering a generation of changemaker dads