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Sebastião Alves

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2015

Brazil
Sebastiao has developed a model for creating sustainable farming practices and increasing quality of life in rural sertão by combining local knowledge with modern agriculture technology. This new development model is spread through Brazil’s northeastern region and can be applied anywhere in the... Lire la suite

Oscar Arruda d'avila

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2000

Brazil
Oscar Arruda has devised a strategy for enabling farmers in Brazil's semi-arid northeast to exploit an abundant local plant as an alternative crop that provides economic self-sufficiency in an otherwise depressed local economy. 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

Brandon Dennison

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2018

United States
Brandon Dennison is showing the workforce development sector how they can pioneer new and viable economic markets while at the same time creating direct employment and personal development opportunities for disadvantaged workers, dramatically transforming a stale field and helping whole regions see... Lire la suite

Duquesne Fednard

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2017

Haiti

Kai Gildhorn

Ashoka Fellow since déc 2016

Germany
Kai Gildhorn has developed a solution to the considerable amount of underutilized and free public fruit resources in Germany, and put them towards development in rural areas. Lire la suite

Rubens Gomes

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2003

Brazil
Rubens Gomes is working to slow the deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon while teaching rural and urban community members how to use the resources in a mutually beneficial and sustainable way. Rubens's program develops lines of alternative certified wood products–from musical instruments to... Lire la suite

Wagner Gomes

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2011

Brazil
Wagner Gomes has created a development initiative that unites students from rural backgrounds with impoverished farmers in the Northeast of Brazil to collaborate with one another and increase their productivity. Lire la suite

Huriye Goncuoglu

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2018

Turkey
Huriye and her team are working with fisherwomen to disrupt the rooted gender roles in the Turkish aquaculture sector. Through trainings, education and advocacy, Huriye is alleviating the marginalization of women in the workforce, protecting coastal ecosystems and empowering women to be changemakers... Lire la suite

Thaise Guzzatti

Ashoka Fellow since fév 2007

Brazil
Thaise has developed an agrotourism model that brings new sources of income to rural families, prompts rural development, preserves local culture and community, and benefits tourists. Lire la suite