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
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...
The National Youth Summit was slated for Thursday the 31st of January, perhaps to end the first month in style but importantly to reflect on the role the youth can play in the new system of governance (devolve government) and during this period of elections. The attendees were from the 47 counties.  Ashoka, East...

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Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 04/15/14   (Learn more about the ASN Global Summit in Paris June 12-14, 2014 and register here.) How do we overcome cultural, economic, and geographic barriers to create large-scale social change? What does the world look like without walls separating the citizen sector from any...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 04/02/14 Editor's Note: This article first appeared in Ashoka's "Change in the Making" Forbes blog and is a part of a series of Inventior-Entrepreneur stories brought to you in partnership with the Lemelson Foundation. Read and watch the rest of the stories.One development...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/24/14 Editor's Note: This post was written by Mark Cheng, Director of Ashoka UK and Ashoka’s senior advisor on social finance and first appeared on Ashoka's Forbes.com blog "Change in the Making". How do you profitably sell to a customer who earns less than $2 per day? It is...

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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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