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Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/04/15   Editor's Note: This article was written in a collaboration between Meera Vijayann of the Ashoka India team and Tsega Belachew of the Global and Ashoka Africa Teams. Anti-corruption activist and Ashoka Fellow Arvind Kejriwal has been elected to serve as Chief Minister of Delhi. We congratulate...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/02/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by the co-authors Olivier Kayser and Valeria Budinich, who wrote “Scaling up Business Solutions to Social Problems”, Palgrave MacMillan, February 2015. The article first appered on Business Fights Poverty. I don’t know about you but I struggle to think of a device...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/27/15 Previously a Mechanical Engineer, Ashoka Fellow Arvind Kejriwal was elected as a Fellow due to his work which used a 2001 law called the Right to Information Act (RTIA) to bring political power back to the people of India. The law began in Delhi, and has since spread to more than eight other states,...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, February 19, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/19/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Michael Zakaras who is part of the AshokaUS Venture and Fellowship team. Maybe Ashoka is onto something after all! It wasn’t more than 15 minutes into this week’s Global Innovation Summit + Week that empathy came up in the context of creating innovation...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, February 19, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/19/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Fernande Raine, Managing Director, Ashoka and first appeared newcitiesfoundation.org. When you look at the work of the young and dynamic social entrepreneur Sascha Haselmayer, founder of Citymart, you can observe many different things. Most...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, February 16, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/16/15 Editor's Note: The introduction for this article was written by Linda Peia from the Ashoka Latin America and Carribean team and part of the story first appeared on the Global Teacher Prize 2015 announcement.  Teachers have an uprecedented role in shaping the future generation. This year the Varkey...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, February 9, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/09/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Ashoka's Darlene Damm. People often ask me why I started working with Ashoka and why I have I stayed with Ashoka for the last eight years.  I tell the story of how during my late teens and twenties I worked in Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar and other parts of...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, January 27, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/27/15 Editor's Note: This article is written by Roman Krznaric and first appeared on our Start Empathy blog. Roman is a founding faculty member of The School of Life. His latest book is Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution. His previous books include The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, January 20, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/20/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Darlene Damm and first appeared on singularityhub.com. From Elon Musk’s tweet that artificial intelligence may be more dangerous than nuclear weapons to the growing clamor of voices warning robots will take away our jobs, it is clear we are focusing more on the...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, January 15, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/15/15 Editor's Note: Tiwale, KadAfrica, Twim Academy, GiftedMom, and AEPT were named winners in The MasterCard Foundation and Ashoka’s “Future Forward: Innovations for Youth Employment in Africa” challenge. These young social entrepreneurs will take part in the Ashoka Changemakers Day on Youth...