Ashoka East Africa Fellows

Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Economic Development
Honey Care has doubled the income of several thousand small scale farmers - they are trained in commercial beekeeping and then Honey Care buys their honey at a guaranteed price. Highest quality African honey is assured upon packaging by the organization.
Country: Uganda
Field of Work: Health
In many wildlife-protected areas in Uganda, communities and wildlife are sharing habitats, living closer and interdependent lives than ever before. Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is linking Uganda's wildlife management and rural public health programs to create common resources that benefit both people and animals.
Country: Tanzania
Field of Work: Civic Engagement
Emmanuel Kallonga is educating Tanzanian citizens about laws and public policies that affect their livelihoods and well-being, and equipping them with the skills needed to constructively engage with other stakeholders to secure their social and economic rights. Emmanuel is building effective community-based initiatives to combat corruption and expose new economic opportunities afforded by government poverty alleviation policies.
Country: Tanzania
Field of Work: Human Rights
A Maasai who grew up in northern Tanzania, Martin Saning'o Kariongi is enabling an economic and social transformation within the Maasai community that will allow this group, and others like it, to secure a place in a rapidly modernizing world.
Country: Uganda
Field of Work: Human Rights
Lillian Keene-Mugerwa promotes and defends labor rights in Uganda, placing particular emphasis on the rights of marginalized workers in the informal sector.
Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Health
David Kuria is creating high-quality sanitation facilities accessible to the urban poor. Because he sees sanitation as an aspect of the dignity of the community, he includes the community in the design, construction, and management of the facilities.
Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Environment
Adrew Macharia passed away in 2011, but his work and the management of the Nairobi City Garbage Collectors continues under the management of his daughter Hellen Mumbi Macharia.
Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Economic Development
Wamuyu Mahinda is catalyzing entrepreneurship among Kenya s rural and urban youth. In 2007 and while working for Technoserve in Nairobi, she spearheaded the largest and most successful business plan competition in Kenyas history. It attracted 5,300 business plans from youth all around Kenya, of which 300 semifinalists were shortlisted and trained in entrepreneurship before the 100 winners were selected. Though many of these businesses are over three years old now and are well on their growth path, the majority of youth businesses created in Kenya don t succeed. And most are started by the relatively privileged. Seeing these as major impediments to the growth of countries like Kenya, Wamuyu is now focusing on re-designing the entire infrastructure that these youth-led businesses need to grow to scale while inspiring youth from disadvantaged groups to engage in entrepreneurship.
Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Economic Development
Adrian facilitates competitive and efficient trade in agricultural commodities, providing reliable and timely marketing information and intelligence, providing a transparent and competitive market price discovery mechanism and harness and apply information and communication technologies (ICTs) for facilitating trade and information access and use, in East Africa.
Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Civic Engagement
Bob Munro is one of the first people in the world to successfully unite sports and development. Through his organization, Bob has not only fostered young leaders, he has inspired them to change their communities for the better.