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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, November 6, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/06/12 Editor's note: This post was written by Ashoka Community Mobilizer Isabela Carvalho and Michelle Fidelholc, a Changemakers associate in Brazil. This October, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosted the 2012 Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF), the biggest global event focused on developing market...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, November 6, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/06/12 Editor's note: This post was written by Ashoka Community Mobilizer Isabela Carvalho and Michelle Fidelholc, a Changemakers associate in Brazil. This October, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosted the 2012 Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF), the biggest global event focused on developing market...
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/01/12 Editor's note: This post was written by Trent Van Alfen, intern with Executive Office and Framework Change Team. Ashoka Fellow Juan David is a 23-year-old social entrepreneur who founded the organization Buena Nota in Colombia. Juan David recently visited Ashoka's global headquarters in Rosslyn,...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, October 31, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/31/12  Dr. Firman Lubis, a social innovator, public health expert and long-time friend of Ashoka, passed away last month in Jakarta, Indonesia. He was 66 years old. “His is the sort of story Ashoka should always be about,” Bill Drayton said, remembering Dr. Lubis. “In every way he was one of us: a...
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/31/12 Editor's Note: The Brown Human Rights report interview is written by Cameron Parsons and is republished here with permission with an introduction incorporated by Ashoka. Ashoka's very own Diana Wells got some recognition from her alma mater, Brown University, for exceptional...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, October 30, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/30/12 Editor's note: This post was written by Peter Bonanno, project manager with Ashoka's Knowledge Team and was originally published on our Rural Innovation and Farming blog. Once, long ago, social change meant “give a man a fish.” Then we figured out that “teach a man to fish” could be...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, October 26, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/26/12 Listen up, young changemaker! The Emmy Award-winning producers of "Biz Kid$" and “Three Minutes to Change the World,” a documentary film featuring the four winners of Ashoka Youth Venture's 5th Annual Staples Youth Social Entrepreneurship competition, have partnered with Ernst & Young to...
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/25/12 How might social entrepreneurship contribute to a more competitive economy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), while promoting sustainable development, social justice and equity? That was a question asked earlier this year by panelists at a development marketplace brown bag lunch at the...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, October 23, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/23/12 Editor's note: This post was written by Tamar Miller, intern with the Framework Change team. Changemakers and innovators working at the intersection of business and society will gather at the Net Impact Conference being held in Baltimore, MD later this week—from October 25-27. There will be...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, October 22, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/22/12 We know this about human capital: Today, simply mastering a skill is not enough. Most skills are ephemeral, constantly eroded and devalued by change; as change accelerates, the half-lives of skills diminish. An everyone-a-changemaker world, therefore, requires resilient talent strategies—helping...