Social Entrepreneur from Kenya Wins Prestigious Global Fellowship

November 2, 2011

NAIROBI, KENYA- Tevis Howard of Mombasa, Kenya has been selected by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public as a member of its global fellowship of leading social entrepreneurs.  At an upcoming gathering scheduled for 15th November 2011, Ashoka will be formally recognizing Tevis for his many years of work innovating in the field of rural development.

Tevis  Howard is being recognized by Ashoka for his entrepreneurial leadership skills. Tevis is creating wealth for poor arid land farmers through commercial micro-forestry. He is at the same time revitalizing and reclaiming dry unused land while creating a sustainable supply of wood for an ever growing market of quality wood products. 

Salim Mohamed, Ashoka’s Representative for East Africa, said, “We are very encouraged by Tevis Howard’s innovative model and we believe that this idea, in Tevis’ hands, is really going to spread throughout East Africa. I think this is particularly encouraging for the rural communities that are currently cut off from the rest of the country.”

Tevis Howard now joins 45 other Fellows from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda elected since 2001 and more than 2,700 Ashoka Fellows globally. 

About Ashoka
Ashoka is the world's leading network of social entrepreneurs – extraordinary changemakers, who find new solutions to social problems; like Muhammad Yunus, who pioneered the microfinance sector. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka supports social entrepreneurs with stipends, professional support, and/or access to its large network of global peers. Ashoka has to date elected and supported more than 2,700 social entrepreneurs in 70 countries. For more information, please visit www.ashoka.org.