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In times of crisis, one thing is clear: strong societies are made up of many changemakers.

When crises occurs and we see humankind responding to uncertainty, it's a test of our potential as society to unlock people's potential as changemakers building better futures for all
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Ashoka Fellows Featured in "The Systems Work of Social Change" by Cynthia Rayner and Francois Bonnici

In their new book The Systems Work of Social Change, social innovation researcher, writer and lecturer Cynthia Rayner and Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship Director Dr. François Bonnici argue that if we want change at a systemic level, we need to approach this kind of work in a radically...
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Five Ashoka Young Changemakers from India receive the prestigious ‘Diana Award’

**This press release was originally written by Mphasis Bengaluru, India | August 19, 2021 Five Ashoka Young Changemakers have been recognized with the prestigious Diana Award, a recognition for highly inspiring efforts by a young person for social action or humanitarian work. Established in the...
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Twenty-five Ashoka Fellows Named to WEF Top 50 COVID-19 Responders

Ashoka joined the World Economic Forum’s COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, which was set up in April 2020 with the mission to stand by social entrepreneurs as first responders to the COVID-19 crisis and as pioneers of a new normal. Over a year later, the crisis is far from over and...
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Ashoka & TED Countdown Partner to Harness the Power of Everyone To Take Action on Climate

When we look across the work of hundreds of Ashoka Fellows working to bring a new equilibrium to Planet & Climate, many patterns emerge. Chief among them is the undeniable fact that the scale and complexity of the issues and the speed of change needed requires the efforts and involvement of...
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Ashoka Receives Support to Advance Equity in Changemaking

On Wednesday June 16, Ashoka received a transformative investment that will advance equity and support Changemakers globally

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Ashoka Fellow David Bornstein's #BriefButSpectacular Take on Telling the Whole Story

Ashoka Fellow David Bornstein is transforming news reporting through Solutions Journalism that integrates in depth reporting on challenges and solutions to them

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Remembering Wimar Witoelar

Ashoka CEO Bill Drayton remembers close friend to Ashoka, Wimar Witoelar (July 14, 1945 - May 19, 2021)
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How trust and collaboration are key in India’s last-mile response to the COVID-19 crisis

"It is a story that is playing out all over India – and indeed the rest of the world. At a time when governments and health systems have been overwhelmed, social entrepreneurs have stepped up in their thousands to fill the gaps. Most of these entrepreneurs are making a difference in the so-called...
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Change Makers UK Partner with Ashoka to Inspire Listeners

Listen to the Royal Philharmonic ​Orchestra and Change Makers Podcast UK Playlist ​featuring ​insights ​from Ashoka Founder Bill Drayton and Ashoka Young Changemaker Ara Kusuma

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The right to sign: Deaf culture and language access

Melissa Malzkuhn on digital storybooks for Deaf children and why the future is 3-D

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Make Algorithmic Audits As Ubiquitous As Seatbelts

Why Tech Needs Outside Help To Serve Humanity

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Traversing Cultures

Rachel Centariczki explores the intersection of empathy and changemaking in Micronesia
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Thinking differently – ideas for action on planet & climate

Ashoka Fellows around the world are working in the field of Planet & Climate, distilling decades of experience and spotting patterns between their diverse approaches

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Bridging Borders

From North Carolina to China: Samantha Lumpkin experiences changemaking around the globe
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Storytelling to Changemaking: Garu Kim

From bridging the gap across generational disconnects as a young person, Garu now enables the spread of mindset shifts through supporting front-line changemakers from country to country in their journey of impact.
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The Transformative Power of Technology: Celeste’s Changemaker Journey

In this conversation with Celeste, we discuss how the decision to write a book fueled the path to becoming a content creator and changemaker.
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Confronting the other pandemic: Mental health

Two social entrepreneurs on how the pandemic is hitting young people and where we go from here

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Changemaker in the mirror: Equipping ourselves for a new game

As the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel grows brighter, many are asking what the world will look like when we finally emerge. Bruised and battered, grateful we have survived, grieved by those we lost along the way, relieved to return to community, angry about inequities, uncertain about how...
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