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Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 07/17/14 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 Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, June 30, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/30/14 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 Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, June 19, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/19/14  “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 are...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, June 18, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/18/14 "Prison is a reflection of society. We want the young people in prison to be ambassadors of change and not of crime." These words are from the founder of Nafisika Trust, Vickie Wambura Kairo. Wambura started the Nafisika Trust in response to an experience she had on a return trip to Kenya. While walking...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/03/14 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. Maury is one...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, May 21, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 05/21/14 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 on...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 05/13/14 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. Re-imagining youth learning...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, May 8, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 05/08/14 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, and...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, April 21, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 04/21/14 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 international...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 04/15/14   (Learn more about the ASN Global Summit in Paris June 12-14, 2014 and register here.) How do we overcome cultural, economic, and geographic barriers to create large-scale social change? What does the world look like without walls separating the citizen sector from any other sector? How can...