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    How A Social Entrepreneur Created A Sustainable Business In Keeping Politicians Accountable

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    BONN, Germany – With the federal election season in full swing in Germany, social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow 

    Molly Barker: A Social Entrepreneur speaks about solutions and Ferguson

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    I think I can speak for many Americans in asking "what next?"  As I watched the events of Ferguson unfold on my T.V. screen and across the social media landscape, I felt helpless, small and frustrated. 

    Meet Nicola Forster, the new Ashoka fellow in Switzerland

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    Ashoka Switzerland has elected Nicola Forster, founder and president of foraus as a new Fellow. After a long and rigorous selection process, Ashoka saw in Nicola all the qualities of an entrepreneur and innovator.

    EIR Lessons in Perspective: A conversation with EIR alumni Carolina Ceballos

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    For information about the Executive in Residence (EIR) program visit the EIR

    Paul Duan is demonstrating that the greatest limitation of today’s data sciences is not the technology itself, but rather the processes and agendas within institutions that can limit the technology’s potential. Thus, he’s set out to partner with existing governments while mobilizing a highly-skilled team of software developers, computer programmers and data science engineers to co-design parallel digital social services tools to be led and owned by the citizen sector.

    Gaël is encouraging communities to create "digital citizen security corps" to better anticipate and respond to crisis, with an initial focus on natural disasters.

    Nicolas is merging the concepts of energy, housing and sustainability into a tangible, up to date and contextualized series of original development initiatives aimed at improving the housing conditions and living standards of the poorest sections of society in Uruguay and Argentina.

    By innovating a truly sustainable supply chain including the last-mile that is independent of national healthcare systems, Joost van Engen is creating sustainable access to essential medicines, hygiene products and supplements for low income families in remote areas, while at the same time providing health education and basic health consultation, contributing to the quality of their day-to-day lives, specifically for those in remote areas in low and middle income countries.