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Diaw Amadou

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

Senegal
Amadou has created a national network of schools focused on fostering a creative and entrepreneurial culture. Amadou sees a need for paradigm shift in education where students must learn to create venture and “to dream of the Africa they want to create." Lire la suite

Judi Aubel

Ashoka Fellow since oct 2012

Senegal
Judi Aubel is improving the lives of women, children and families by empowering grandmothers, an abundant and underutilized cultural resource, to catalyze change in socio-cultural norms related to many issues, including girls’ education, early and forced marriage, teen pregnancy, female genital... Lire la suite

Opa Cissokho

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2007

Senegal
Opa Cissokho is providing farmers with incentives to be agents in forest conservation. In the Tambacounda region, much of the coal and wood used for household fuel comes from felling trees. Forests are disappearing because of ignorance about the environmental consequences, as well as a lack of... Lire la suite

Lobe Cissokho

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2013

Senegal
To tackle the related problems of rural women’s poverty and the unaffordable cost of healthcare, Lobé Cissokho is coupling mutual credit and savings institutions with health insurance mutual institutions. As a result, both are sustainable and better able to support the women they serve. Lire la suite
Annette Mbaye D’Erneville’s Le Musée de la Femme Henriette Bathily on the island of Gorée in the harbor of Dakar was the first women’s museum in Africa. The idea of a women’s museum focusing on issues pertaining to women of that particular area of Africa where the museum is located (vs. “African... Lire la suite

Ibrahima Sory Diallo

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2007

Senegal
Ibrahima Sory Diallo is strengthening safeguards in mining laws, curbing environmental abuses, and mobilizing civil society to regulate Senegal’s growing mining industry. His goal is to remediate and protect groundwater and safeguard the health of local populations in mining areas. Since Senegal has... Lire la suite
Over the past 30 years, Abdoulaye Diaw has built a critical bridge between individuals affected by sickle cell anemia and medical specialists, researchers, and state health authorities in order to mitigate the effects of this incurable disease in Senegal and West Africa. Lire la suite

Aminata Dieye

Ashoka Fellow since mai 2002

Senegal
Aminata Dièye is giving marginalized young women an economic boost by providing them with skills to enter into traditionally male-dominated trades. She is helping break down gender stereotypes, change community attitudes, and spread workforce empowerment to women throughout Senegal. Lire la suite

Haidar El ali

Ashoka Fellow since mai 2002

Senegal
Haidar El Ali has created the Oceanium, a working center in Senegal for the protection of ocean and underwater resources. Haidar's approach is to advocate the sustainable management of fishing resources through the creation of several marine parks that ensure the protection of species and resources... Lire la suite
Awa Fall-Diop is fighting discriminatory gender stereotypes in Senegal's education system by introducing curriculum and textbooks that portray women more often and in a greater diversity of roles. Lire la suite