Ashoka East Africa Blog

Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Tue, October 14, 2014
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 "...
Submitted by Simon Stumpf on Tue, October 15, 2013
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...
Submitted by Simon Stumpf on 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...
Submitted by Simon Stumpf on Thu, February 14, 2013
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...
Submitted by Simon Stumpf on Mon, December 17, 2012
The Globalizer Participants: - Panelist, Ashoka Fellows, and Staff It is a pleasure to write about my experience at the Ashoka Globalizer conference in Nairobi – the first-ever Globalizer to be held in Africa!  James Katumba, Educate!’s...
Submitted by Simon Stumpf on Fri, November 16, 2012
Globalizer Summit on Rural Innovation and Farming, Nairobi (October 26-28) Building off five successful Globalizer summits over the past three years, the Globalizer initiative now turns its focus towards scaling up the solutions to problems...
Submitted by Simon Stumpf on Thu, November 8, 2012
  Ashoka will be hosting a “Social Entrepreneurship Safari” during Rwanda’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, from 12 to 18 November 2012. Ashoka’s Social Entrepreneurship Safari will include site visits with business, civil society and...
Submitted by Simon Stumpf on Fri, September 14, 2012
How do solutions spread? If you’re running an organization trying to solve a social problem, you almost certainly don’t have the economies of scale that allow a Coca-Cola to expand to every corner of the world. Yet, your particular solution (a...
Submitted by Simon Stumpf on Fri, August 17, 2012
  The renowned social organization takes on a new challenge, and this time they are looking to the diaspora. Read about Ashoka’s plans to build an enabling framework for diaspora members to direct their entrepreneurial skills and resources...
Submitted by Simon Stumpf on Wed, August 15, 2012
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-life of skills diminishes. An everyone-a-changemaker world,...
Submitted by Simon Stumpf on Mon, August 6, 2012
  I worked with Youth Venture, which is  an initiative developed by Ashoka, the world’s leading network of social entrepreneurs, to inspire and empower young Kenyans between 12-22 years to create change in their communities. This...
Submitted by Simon Stumpf on Wed, June 20, 2012
The first Ashoka East Africa Fellow was elected in 2001; in 2011 we elected our 50th. Over the last ten years, Ashoka Fellows have made – and continue to make – a significant contribution to the development of the citizen sector across East Africa...
Submitted by Simon Stumpf on Tue, May 15, 2012
Ever met an adult very proud of being one and even more proud of the fact that they are and have supported many young people, to the extent of earning themselves a title they are proud of? Then you understand what I am talking about! And if not, I...
Submitted by Simon Stumpf on Tue, April 24, 2012
How best do you learn and start on a journey with lots of wisdom, than to share in the wisdom of those who have been there? Well I am referring to the, meeting with Ashoka Fellows: Wamuyu Mahinda and Haron Wachira! The meeting was for them to share...
Submitted by Simon Stumpf on Sun, March 25, 2012
In the last couple of weeks, many people around the world were introduced to Joseph Kony, the notorious warlord who has wreaked havoc on Northern Uganda and central Africa for more than two decades. (His sudden rise to fame is of course thanks to a...