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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, March 26, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/26/15 Editor’s Note: This article was written by Felix Oldenburg (@foldenburg), Director of Ashoka Europe and Germany after the Changemaker Alliance event held in Berlin to welcome 5 new Fellows.Earlier this month 500 changemakers came together next to the Brandenburg Gate to listen to Kailash Satyarthi, an...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, March 13, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/13/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Brittany Koteles of AshokaUS and Sachin Malhan of Ashoka Changemakers who will take part in two SXSW sessions To Hell With Good Intentions, Part I and Part II. on March 17. Geoff Zimmerman of StriveTogether will be apart of the first...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, March 11, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/11/15 The Istanbul Social Innovation Summit hosted by Ashoka Turkey and BMW Foundation provided social entrepreneurs, impact investors, leaders from civil society organization and corporate executives from both Turkey and abroad with a great opportunity to share their stories, exchange and ideas and...
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 Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, February 27, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/27/15   The global community of Ashoka mourns the loss of fellow Alvaro Ugalde who along with Mario Bazo is seen as the father of Costa Rica’s National Park System.    Initially, Alvaro and Mario  faced a challenge in convincing Costa Ricans that national parks were of great value to the...
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...