Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Fri, January 31, 2014
Editor's Note: This post was written by Rukmini Banerjee an Associate with the Ashoka Empathy Initiative based on a brown bag conversation with Jim Thompson at Ashoka Headquarters in DC.
Thirteen years of fieldwork in social entrepreneurship have culminated in The Social Entrepreneur’s...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, January 28, 2014
Editor's Note: This post was written by by Sarra Latif, Fall 2013 Associate with the Ashoka Venture and Fellowship Team. Do not forget to sign up to recieve updates from Ashoka Pakistan. Catch up with the latest here.
According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, only 14.3% of women in the...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Mon, January 27, 2014
Editor's note: This post was written by Felix Oldenburg (@foldenburg) Ashoka Director Europe and Germany.
Every once in a long while, a policy process delivers quick and ambitious results. For a short while.
The recent EU policies around social entrepreneurship may not have made many...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Fri, January 24, 2014
Editor's Note: This article first appeared in Forbes and was written by Laura White (@Laura_White), who manages Ashoka’s Changemaker Schools Network, a group of schools that have given empathy as much priority as math and literacy. Laura is passionate about changemaker education, empathy...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, January 23, 2014
Editor's Note: By sharing this story we hope to share the ways in which the connections created between a community of changemakers is helping find solutions; across a Changemakers.com competition "Close the Loop", the Ashoka fellowship process (Kopernik co-founder has recently been announced...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, January 9, 2014
As 2014 rolls into a start, it's time to get some sources of inspiration lined up!
How to Change the World given by Wesleyan University has its origins in the Social Good Summit held at the 92nd Street Y in New York. The summit brought together some of the world's most creative...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, January 7, 2014
Forbes has published their second annual list of 30 under 30 social entreperenuers. Ashoka is well represented with Ashoka Fellows and Youth Venturers included in the list. Congratulations to the young people recognized for their hard work changing the world.
Educate! - Founder and Fellow, Eric...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Mon, December 23, 2013
The Board of Directors, Fellows and staff of Ashoka deeply mourn the loss of Greg Dees, founding faculty Director of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship Education (CASE) at Duke University Fuqua School of Business.
Professor Dees was internationally recognized...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, December 19, 2013
Changing society for the better suddenly seemed like an achievable dream in Karaköy, a trendy neighborhood on the Bosporus shore across the historic peninsula of Istanbul, which was buzzing with excitement as 25 leading young social entrepreneurs from 16 countries in Europe, Turkey and...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Sat, December 7, 2013
Editor's Note: This article was written by Charlotte Hastings, a member of the Health for All team at Ashoka.
The annual mHealth summit in Washington, DC took place in December, Ashoka’s Health for All team brought contributions to the table. The annual mHealth summit ran from December 8-11, 2013...