Ashoka Fellow Kailash Satyarthi wins the Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Congratulations Ashoka Fellow Kailash Satyarthi on this recognition of your powerful work on the child labor movement and Malala Yousafzai for your efforts championing equal rights to education for girls.

Organic Agriculture

Ashoka Fellow Rev Kariuki addressing farmers during a field day on organic agriculture

Turning 50 in 10 years, now that’s worth celebrating!

The first Ashoka East Africa Fellow was elected in 2001; in 2011 we elected our 50th

WE TRAIN RATS TO SAVE LIVES!

Ashoka Fellow Bart develops and implements detection rats technology for humanitarian purposes such as Mine Action and Tuberculosis detection.

Globalizer Summit on Rural Innovation and Farming

we bring together 18 Fellows from 6 African countries - Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia and Nigeria – to participate in a Globalizer summit in Nairobi, Kenya held at the National Museum of Kenya.
Ashoka is honored to announce the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday, October 10, 2014 to Ashoka fellow Kailash Satyarthi from India and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai a passionate advocate for education.The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the two "for their struggle against the suppression of young people and for the right...
Insights from the Ashoka Changemaker Summit, Nairobi 2013 By Simon Stumpf of Ashoka and Rupa Chaturvedi of Raaya Design We at Ashoka envision an “everyone a changemaker” world. This is a world where every person has the confidence and societal support to creatively address the challenges and opportunities around them...
Fri, October 11, 2013
At the end of October in 2013 three groups of inspiring problem solvers will be convening in Nairobi for a multi-day conference to exchange practical experience in various fields of social entrepreneurship and inclusive business in Africa. Who will be in Nairobi?  Fifteen of the 20 members of the Community Impact...

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Wed, December 3, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 12/03/14 The global community of Ashoka deeply mourns the loss of fellow Ibrahim Sobham. His visionary concept of “putting young people in charge” became a model in later years for the Youth Venture idea and Ashoka’s current work transforming the youth years. Ibrahim, the first Ashoka...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 12/01/14 With the events in Ferguson, MO dominating the news and the national conversation, it's easy to feel powerless, and cynical. But let's remember that in communities like Ferguson -- and similar ones all across the U.S. -- there are changemakers for the good championing creative...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 11/24/14 Jose Salcedo was one of the winners of Youth Venture and MTV Tr3s Agents of Change Campaign back in 2010. The campaign spotlighted the issues that affect the Hispanic community in the US including immigration, education, financial access, cultural integration, among others. Jose...

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December 5, 2013
NAIROBI, KENYA – 2013 proved to be a record-setting year for Ashoka East Africa with the election of eleven leading social entrepreneurs into the global Fellowship. Rejecting mere incremental improvements for more comprehensive fixes, each solution invites a new...
April 4, 2013
NAIROBI, KENYA – Irfan Keshavjee, has been selected by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public as a member of its global fellowship of leading social entrepreneurs. Irfan, through his organization Karibu Homes, aims to bring home ownership to low-income families; even though...
October 11, 2012
NAIROBI, KENYA – Jane Weru of Nairobi, Kenya, has been selected by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public as a member of its global fellowship of leading social entrepreneurs.  Jane is organizing slum dwellers and formalizing their efforts to prevent eviction, upgrade slum...

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