Press Releases

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 conversation for how that sector goes about doing its work in the future....

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 many individuals within this population group are formally employed, the cost of owning a home remains high above...

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 infrastructure, and improve living conditions. She has created a network that supports these efforts by...

October 11, 2012

NAIROBI, KENYA – Sam Agutu of Nairobi, Kenya has been selected by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public as a member of its global fellowship of leading social entrepreneurs. 

Sam is enabling low- to middle-income earners not currently served by the health insurance market to access affordable and quality healthcare services. He is doing this by leveraging the existing reach and efficiency of...

October 10, 2012

NAIROBI, KENYA Julie Carney of Kigali, Rwanda, has been selected by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public as a member of its global fellowship of leading social entrepreneurs. 

Julie Carney tackles the problem of chronic malnutrition in Rwanda by leveraging synergies between two sectors that have traditionally operated independently of each other—agriculture and healthcare. Her...

October 10, 2012

 

NAIROBI, KENYA - Fredrick Ouko of Nairobi, Kenya, has been selected by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public as a member of its global fellowship of leading social entrepreneurs. Fredrick is creating an equal opportunity and barrier-free society for youth with disabilities, both inside and outside the formal workplace. In doing so, he is unlocking their previously untapped...

April 12, 2012

NAIROBI, KENYA- Felicite Rwemarika of Kigali, Rwanda has been selected by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public as a member of its global fellowship of leading social entrepreneurs. 

Felicite Rwemarika is enabling Rwandan women to gain full social and economic citizenship by engaging them in the male dominated sport of football. She is using their participation in...

April 12, 2012

NAIROBI, KENYA- Eric Glustrom of Kampala, Uganda has been selected by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public as a member of its global fellowship of leading social entrepreneurs. 

Eric Glustrom is being recognized by Ashoka for his entrepreneurial leadership skills. Eric is transforming education systems worldwide to develop the next generation of...

April 12, 2012

NAIROBI, KENYA- Katherine Lucey of Uganda has been selected by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public as a member of its global fellowship of leading social entrepreneurs. 

Starting with solar lighting in Uganda, Katherine is tackling energy poverty in Africa by mobilizing women as key agents in accelerating the adoption of renewable energy and energy conservation...

March 1, 2012

NAIROBI, KENYA- Rev. Nelson Kariuki of Kitale, Kenya has been selected by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public as a member of its global fellowship of leading social entrepreneurs.  His election to Ashoka has just been announced in recognition of his many years of work innovating in the field of rural development.  

Rev. Nelson Kariuki has worked for more than 10 years to launch the organic fertilizer industry...