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Great time to invest in women entrepreneurs, says Mann Deshi Bank’s Chetna Sinha

Chetna Sinha, along with six other women, will co-chair the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting to be held at Davos between 23 and 26 January. This is the first time that the WEF panel will have all women co-chairs. Sinha tells us why the panel with all women co-chairs is a historic move at WEF, what she hopes the Indian Prime Minister will hear at Davos and why development of small towns is key for India’s growth.

This Young African Social Entrepreneur Is Taking Her Social Business to the Next Level

Ellen Chilemba is something of a powerhouse.

Recently named by Forbes as one of Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs under 30, her vision is to help women create paths out of poverty and to break the cycle of child marriage and lost potential.

Ashoka Fellows Collaborate on Combined Restaurant, Food Service Training Center, and Nonprofit Hub

Ashoka Fellow Saru Jayaraman’s organization Restaurant Opportunities Centers United will open a COLORS restaurant in East Oakland, Calif., which doubles as training facilities to prepare workers for jobs in the fine-dining industry.

Gewinner des Wettbewerbs "Tackle Fuel Poverty" gekürt

In Europa sind zwischen 50 und 125 Mio. Menschen von Energiearmut betroffen (Schätzung EU-Parlament). Elektrizität und Wärme sind für sie nicht bezahlbar – mit gravierenden Folgen für Wohlbefinden und Gesundheit. Die Hauptursachen sind sinkende Einkommen, steigende Energiekosten und schlechte Energieeffizienz. Auch in Deutschland sind die Folgen zunehmend zu spüren: 2016 wurde in über 330.000 Haushalten der Strom gesperrt. Bisher steckt die Diskussion hierzu allerdings noch in den Kinderschuhen. Wie sehen wirksame Innovationen aus, um diese Herausforderung zu bewältigen?


Il programma televisivo spagnolo Para Todos La 2, in onda ogni sabato mattina alle 12.00, ha dedicato diverse puntate ai Fellow italiani di Ashoka.

From Standing Rock to Pine Ridge Reservation Community Sustainability: Ashoka Fellow NickTilsen

One of the Dakota Access Pipeline's most devoted protestors is making his strongest stand back in his hometown. On the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Nick Tilsen, a 34-year-old member of the Oglala Lakota Nation and founding executive director of the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation, is breaking ground on nearly three dozen homes and other amenities on 34 acres of land.