News from Switzerland

Ashoka Switzerland Welcomes Sonja Betschart as a New Fellow

We are truly pleased to announce that the newly selected Ashoka Fellow in Switzerland is Sonja Betschart, Co-Founder and Co-CEO at WeRobotics.

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Accelerating Funding for Systems Change: A Swiss Experience

For most of us, the situation we’ve been living in for the last two years has undeniably triggered a lot of self-reflection: about the way we live, work, connect with others, etc. It has also given us an experience of what it’s like to fight the symptoms of a social problem (attempts to flatten the...
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Funding transformative changes: What if we had it all wrong?

This article shares interesting insights from the Building Bridges Week panel discussion about how to fund systems change. The panel discussion was co-organised by Ashoka and collaboratio helvetica.
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Ashoka Switzerland Impact Report 2021

Who would have guessed that the second year of the pandemic would be as hard as the first one? Certainly not us. 2021 took a toll on our sense of community, with exacerbated tensions and growing polarization within our society. Our mental health was also affected. Lots of screen time, permanent...
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Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program & Events on Ashoka Live

Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program The Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program is a co-learning and co-creation community to leverage Ashoka's local and global experience, resources, and networks in order to advance social entrepreneurship and changemaking for the good of all - across the continent. The...
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The Contagious Power of Changemaker Education: Timo's Changemaker Journey

Timo, a young changemaker from Switzerland, is on a path to reimagine education through design thinking and project-based learning. Embedded within his story are the early years of social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow Christiane Daepp, an ally, and advocate for young people like Timo to be...
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We are looking for the next changemakers to create a waste-free future

Ashoka in partnership with Nestlé are launching the Nestlé Creating Shared Value (CSV) Prize 2020, which aims to reward innovations that can address the following challenge “How do we create a waste-free future?”. We trust that this challenge is a great opportunity to accelerate related initiatives...
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Alain Werner: the newly-selected Swiss Ashoka Fellow

We are truly pleased to announce that the newly-selected Ashoka Fellow in Switzerland is Alain Werner, Founder and Director at Civitas Maxima. He is is creating new spaces for stakeholders of the international criminal justice system, such as victims, NGOs, investigators, and lawyers, to work...
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Ashoka Inspirational Talks

The COVID-19 pandemic and other global ongoing issues have made it challenging to work on creating a better future. Nevertheless, the Ashoka Fellows have been taking action. Ashoka Fellows are a group of extraordinary changemakers who see the world not as it is, but as it should be. And who are...
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Changemakers United: a collective initiative to tackle COVID-19

We are thrilled to announce that Ashoka, in partnership with Zalando, kick-started Changemakers United. This initiative will enable our worldwide network of social entrepreneurs to scale solutions for the challenges around COVID-19. Between April and October 2020, we will: 1. Source & map innovators...
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Self-learning journey for Social Entrepreneurs

The Covid crises is putting our society in serious danger: not only is there the health risk, but also the economy, the education system, the working place, etc are touched. These hardships are touching social entrepreneurs too, at a time in which they are needed the most. Ashoka, with its 40 years...
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A new tool to spark deeper change

Dicover our new animated guide to changing the system! We're launching a 3-part learning journey, with user-friendly short films and jargon-free worksheets.

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From Social Entrepreneurship to Everyone a Changemaker – 40 Years of Social Innovation

This issue of Social Innovations Journal is devoted to articles by Ashoka that paint a rich portrait of how and what it takes for social entrepreneurs, identified by Ashoka as changemakers, to thrive and succeed in rapidly changing contexts. In the introductory and framing article, Ashoka President...
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ASHOKA SWITZERLAND WELCOMES JONAS STAUB AS A NEW FELLOW

Jonas Staub, founder of Blindspot, is the new Swiss Ashoka Fellow 2018
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MEET NICOLA FORSTER

Our new fellow elected in 2016

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L'Entrepreneuriat Social: une clé pour la société de demain

Entretien avec Olivier Fruchaud, directeur d'Ashoka Suisse.
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IMPACT Program

Ashoka Switzerland has been support Changemakers in its IMPACT Program from 2012 to 2014

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Caroline Kant: caring for children suffering from life-threatening diseases

While working at Merck Serono in the research and development (R&D) knowledge management department, Caroline Kant discovered many drugs sitting on the company’s shelves, waiting to be researched on, and which could become part of a much needed solution to treat rare diseases.
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