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.

Rwanda’s Global Entrepreneurship Week

Ashoka hosted a “Social Entrepreneurship Safari” during Rwanda’s Global Entrepreneurship Week
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 09/18/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Kristie Wang of the Ashoka Changemakers team. Hosted by C&A Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers, the challenge will award more than €100,000 in prizes to support innovative solutions More than likely, the clothes you’re wearing were...
Fri, September 11, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/11/15 Editor's Note: This Op-Ed first appeared on the Thomson Reuters website and is written by Hon. Henry F. De Sio, Jr. He is the Global Chair for Framework Change at Ashoka, and the author of Campaign Inc.: How Leadership and Organization Propelled Barack Obama to the...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/08/15 Are you a doer, thinker or a change agent working to shape a future of ‘work’ that can advance the socio economic status of young Africans and their communities? Apply for this online course. Make new connections & get exposed to innovative new ideas! The six-week online...

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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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