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    Get to know our Fellows in Switzerland!

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    In Switzerland, Ashoka nominates one or two social entrepreneurs every year to be part of our fellowship programme. Ashoka fellows are visionaries who develop innovative solutions that fundamentally change how society operates.

    Angelou Ezeilo: Greening Youth Foundation

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    A Fellow Success Story: Saving Wetlands and Returning Land to the Landless

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    A tidal wetland conservation movement in Bangladesh is creating fundamental change in government policy that challenges the country’s very powerful

    From Subsistence Farming to Fair Trade - Empowering Women in Burkina Faso: Ashoka Fellow Marceline Ouedraogo

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    By improving the quality of Shea Butter production in Burkina Faso, Marcelline Ouedraogo has enabled a significant increase in income to more than 3,000 women across the country. 

    In Memory of Marcelline Ouédraogo

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    The global Ashoka community deeply mourns the loss of Marceline Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso, founder of Groupement Férminin Songtaaba.

    Women Social Innovators are Changing the Game in Asia

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    Young changemakers are often brave enough to take unconventional routes in making meaningful changes in our society.

    Leading Social Entrepreneurs

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    The newest edition features a sampling of the Ashoka Fellows recently brought into the largest global network of social entrepreneurs.

    Emerging Insights 2018: Introduction

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    Introducing Ashoka's 2018 Emerging Insights report, showcasing the work of Fellows elected in 2018 who are solving the world most pressing issues.

    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.

    When Women Social Entrepreneurs Collaborate: Big Problems Get Solved

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    This is a tale of the power of collaboration – of what happens when two smart, passionate and committed women who are trying to change the world around health access get real and unguarded about their business challenges and build together in the spirit of sisterhood.