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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Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 08/25/15 What does changemaking in higher education look like in Singapore, Mexico, and the southeast United States? Though contexts vary, common interests and experiences unite these institutions across oceans. To celebrate this excellence, these three new institutions have been...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 08/11/15 "The world is crying out for new ideas... Our kids ought to recognise how deep their capacities for education are.""The capacity for new thinking - or turning old ideas into new applications - has really never been more important."How should we adapt to the modern world?...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 08/03/15 Anshu K. Gupta, Ashoka Fellow and Founder of Goonj observed that two Indias exist side-by-side: the increasingly wealthy, urban India and the impoverished, neglected rural India. Anshu realized that the vast stocks of everyday necessities - from clothes to medicines - lying as...

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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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