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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, July 30, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 07/30/15 In conjunction with the 2015 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany, the Ashoka Media Globalizer brought together several Ashoka Fellows from around the world. Throughout the forum, these Ashoka Fellows were able to connect, collaborate, and discuss their powerful solutions that are...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 07/28/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Avery Pagán and Dan Schiff who are part of the Ashoka Support Network team. The success of the Ashoka Support Network (ASN) hinges on the idea that active philanthropy must include rigorous co-creation and idea exchange. ASN is a global community comprising...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, July 15, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 07/15/15 This article originally appeared on www.changemakers.com/futureforward on June 15Taddy Blecher, an Ashoka fellow, founded the Maharishi Institute to try and revive a lost generation. Every day in South Africa, 4 million youths wake up with nothing to do and it pushes them on to the streets and into crime...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, July 14, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 07/14/15 This article originally appeared on AshokaU on July 7 2015. It was written by Mariana Kim. Marina co-founded and leads Ashoka U, working with campuses to embed social innovation as an educational focus and core value of the university culture.There is a point in an entrepreneurial venture when the...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, July 9, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 07/09/15 From one day to the next, our environments are changing and our global community is struggling to keep up with the high-rate of change. More than ever, today, the world needs changemakers and social entrepreneurs who are dedicated to tackling problems with the greater good of everyone always in mind....
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, June 29, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/29/15 Ashoka is honored to announce that two of the Future Forward: Youth Innovations for Employment challenge winners, Ellen Chilemba and Alain Nteff, were selected among 30 Africa’s most promising young entreprenuers for 2015. The Forbes cited the nominees, “You may not know many of their names now, but in...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/29/15 Laxmi Parthasarathy is Global Media Manager, Framework Change team for Ashoka, based in Washington D.C.  Across the world today, citizens are active participants both as members of the audience, news makers and reporters. People are contributing to the story of change as technology lowers barriers...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, June 25, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/25/15 Ashoka is honored to announce that Ashoka Fellow (elected in 2006), Felipe Vergara, will be joining our board of directors in the coming year. Felipe Vergara is a pioneering social entrepreneur. He has launched four organizations in the education and finance industries, won several entrepreneurship...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, June 25, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/25/15 "Young people cannot know they are Changemakers unless they have done something that proves it to themselves.” said Bill Drayton in his conversation with the Carnegie foundation on June 10.The vision for an “Everyone a Changemaker” world is very clear:  The demand for industrial repetition is...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, June 18, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/18/15 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.What do you do when the game...