Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, July 17, 2014
Editor's Note: This article was written by Daniel Schiff who works with the Ashoka Support Network Team at Ashoka.
It would be impossible to solve the world’s most difficult problems without collaboration and co-creation among business leaders, social entrepreneurs and public servants. This is...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Mon, June 30, 2014
People take time out and recruit themselves to accomplish extraordinary things. Around the world, 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs ("Ashoka Fellows") have taken this leap into the unknown, driven by a new idea that they know can solve a social problem at scale.
Now, writers, journalists,...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, June 19, 2014
“Wellness” a multifaceted and multi-billion dollar industry in many countries across the west. This “industry” is only starting to emerge in various countries across sub-Saharan Africa. Diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV gain much of the attention, but the leading killers in Africa...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Wed, June 18, 2014
Nafisika Trust aims to help young people in Kenyan prisons to become ambassadors of change, not of crime.Vickie Wambura Wamonje founded Nafisika Trust after discovering that Kenyan prisoners were often young repeat offenders who continued to commit crimes following their release from...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, June 3, 2014
Editor's Note: On June 2, 2014, The Washington Post newspaper front page story highlighted an Ashoka Changemaker School and an Ashoka Fellow organization whose work showcase Ashoka's key strategy to transform the growing up experience of youth to one where changemaking is at the core.
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Wed, May 21, 2014
Editor's Note: This article was written by David Strelneck who has advised and helped lead initiatives with Ashoka Fellows in rural and environmental innovations worldwide over the past 10 years. Follow his learning about soils and emerging Nutrient Value Chains...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, May 13, 2014
Editor's Note: This post was written by Henry F. De Sio (@henrydesio), Leadership Group Member at Ashoka, where he advocates a new framework for next generation youth innovators. Previously, Henry served as deputy assistant to President Barack Obama.
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, May 8, 2014
Editor’s Note: This article was written by Rukmini Banerjee of Ashoka’s Empathy Initiative.
On April 28th, Ashoka, in collaboration with the World Faiths Development Dialogue, the Berkley Center for Religion Peace and World Affairs, the SIPS Fund, the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Mon, April 21, 2014
Editor's Note: This article was written by Elizabeth Ferruelo who contributes to Ashoka's blog on Forbes.com.
International volunteering evokes images of the Peace Corps. That more than 1,000 Peace Corps volunteers have written books about their experience leaves no doubt that...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Wed, April 2, 2014
Editor's Note: This article first appeared in Ashoka's "Change in the Making" Forbes blog and is a part of a series of Inventior-Entrepreneur stories brought to you in partnership with the Lemelson Foundation. Read and watch the rest of the stories.One development problem in India...