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    Collaborating on Rural Innovation and Farming at Globalizer 2012

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    How do you increase the wellbeing and sustainability of rural farmers? Or improve the quality of life of the underserved poor? How does one person scale positive, irreversible social impact? And what are the challenges to scaling the impact of social innovative ideas in rural communities? These questions were at the forefront of discussions during the Rural Innovation and Farming Globalizer Summit in Geneva last month.

    Sympathy: Simply Ineffective or Actually Harmful?

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    Editor's Note: Ashoka imagines a world where education is truly transformational, where every child has mastered empathy—and would like to work

    Africa's Got Talent

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    We know this about human capital: Today, simply mastering a skill is not enough.

    Social Entrepreneurs Show Climate Change Prevention Does Not Have to Compromise Growth

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    At the end of 2012, the east coast was hit by the disaster of Hurricane Sandy.

    In Memoriam: First Fellow from Malawi & Freshwater Pioneer Charles Banda (1956-2013)

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    The global Ashoka community mourns the loss of pioneer, a social entrepreneur and Fellow Charles Julius Banda (Malawi, 2013) who passed away from c

    Words of Wisdom from 92 year old environmental social entrepreneur and newly elected senior Ashoka fellow Hayrettin Karca

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    This year Ashoka Turkey elected 92 year old Hayrettin Karaca as a senior fellow for his work leading the Turkish environmental movement.

    Harnessing The Power Of Natural Resources To Increase Village Prosperity

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    When a lunar eclipse obscured Indonesia in darkness, a teenaged Tri Mumpuni saw things clearly: she saw a world in which nature impacted all living

    How 5 Creative Young People Are Addressing Youth Employment In Africa

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    African business and political leaders, including Zambia Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, have described Africa’s youth employment challenge as a “ticking time bomb.” The deepening gap between young people’s skills and the needs of employers has been linked to education systems that simply are not up to snuff, but also to a general lack of faith in young people as being capable of making meaningful contributions in a global marketplace, sometimes because of cultural and gender biases.

    Book Release from the Ashoka Community: The Wealth of the Poor - Scaling Up Business Solutions to Social Problems

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    Irrigation pumps, latrines, home improvement packages or bicycles could be added to this list. The cumulated impact of these investments would literally transform the lives of these families. So, why aren’t these families seizing these attractive investment opportunities?