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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, September 18, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/18/14 Join a community of innovators making the most of information and communication technologies to create social impact and change the world!How do YOU use ICT to create social impact?"ICT for the sake of ICT is a waste of precious resources. We are delighted to have worked with partners like Ashoka who...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, September 16, 2014
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 09/16/14 Young people everywhere crave having a purpose in our rapidly changing world. This has serious social, economic, and political implications for the sub-Saharan Africa region because it is on track to have the largest youth population in the world by 2050. Already, according to a new World Bank...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, September 10, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/10/14 Editor's Note: Below is a Q&A with Timothy J. McClimon is president of the American Express Foundation and vice president for Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express. Read more about the Ashoka American Express Emerging Innovators Bootcamp on the 2014 Emerging...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/02/14 Irwin Zahn founded General Staple Company in 1954 in the garment district of New York City. This initial concept grew into a global electronic interconnect company, later named Autosplice, Inc. and moved to San Diego, California. In 2011, after 57 years, Irwin sold the business and started a new venture...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, August 25, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 08/25/14 Editor’s Note: Names of children in this article have been changed for children’s privacy. ...and a new tool that will help you build and practice it! Gloria Perez smiled as she closed down the snack-stand after a busy day. The market survey she conducted turned out to be a good idea—she was really glad...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, August 15, 2014
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 08/15/14 We have to change the way the next generation of children learn, think and interact with people and the environment (both built and natural). “This world requires a new paradigm for growing up and therefore also for education,” Bill Drayton wrote last year in Stanford Social Innovation Review. “...
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 Nafisika Trust aims to help young people in Kenyan prisons to become ambassadors of change, not of crime.Vickie Wambura Wamonje founded Nafisika Trust after discovering that Kenyan prisoners were often young repeat offenders who continued to commit crimes following their release from prison....