Ashoka's International Blogs

  • Submitted by From Activating Civic-minded Changemakers to leading as Chief Minister — Ashoka Fellow Arvind Kejriwal’s Path on Wed, March 4, 2015
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/04/15   Editor's Note: This article was written in a collaboration between Meera Vijayann of the Ashoka India team and Tsega Belachew of the Global and Ashoka Africa Teams. Anti-corruption activist and...
  • Submitted by Book Release from the Ashoka Community: The Wealth of the Poor - Scaling Up Business Solutions to Social Problems on Mon, March 2, 2015
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/02/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by the co-authors Olivier Kayser and Valeria Budinich, who wrote “Scaling up Business Solutions to Social Problems”, Palgrave MacMillan, February 2015. The article...
  • Submitted by In Memory of Alvaro Ugalde, Ashoka Fellow and Father of Costa Rica's National Park System on Fri, February 27, 2015
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/27/15   The global community of Ashoka mourns the loss of fellow Alvaro Ugalde who along with Mario Bazo is seen as the father of Costa Rica’s National Park System.    Initially, Alvaro and Mario...
  • Submitted by Ashoka Fellow & Anti-Corruption Activist Arvind Kejriwal has been Elected as Chief Minister of Delhi on Fri, February 27, 2015
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/27/15 Previously a Mechanical Engineer, Ashoka Fellow Arvind Kejriwal was elected as a Fellow due to his work which used a 2001 law called the Right to Information Act (RTIA) to bring political power back to...
  • Submitted by Empathy and Teamwork Are Key for Building Innovation Ecosystems on Thu, February 19, 2015
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/19/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Michael Zakaras who is part of the AshokaUS Venture and Fellowship team. Maybe Ashoka is onto something after all! It wasn’t more than 15 minutes into this...
  • Submitted by Building Cities of Changemakers on Thu, February 19, 2015
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/19/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Fernande Raine, Managing Director, Ashoka and first appeared newcitiesfoundation.org. When you look at the work of the young and dynamic social...
  • Submitted by "Changemaker maker" Ashoka Fellows Recognized by Global Teacher Prize on Mon, February 16, 2015
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/16/15 Editor's Note: The introduction for this article was written by Linda Peia from the Ashoka Latin America and Carribean team and part of the story first appeared on the Global Teacher Prize 2015...
  • Submitted by The Age of Fast Industries and Ecosystems on Mon, February 9, 2015
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/09/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Ashoka's Darlene Damm. People often ask me why I started working with Ashoka and why I have I stayed with Ashoka for the last eight years.  I tell the story...
  • Submitted by Empathy Heroes: 5 People Who Used Empathy to Change the World on Tue, January 27, 2015
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/27/15 Editor's Note: This article is written by Roman Krznaric and first appeared on our Start Empathy blog. Roman is a founding faculty member of The School of Life. His latest book is Empathy: A...
  • Submitted by Future of Work: What Skills Will Help Us Keep Pace? on Tue, January 20, 2015
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/20/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Darlene Damm and first appeared on singularityhub.com. From Elon Musk’s tweet that artificial intelligence may be more dangerous than nuclear weapons to the...
  • Submitted by How 5 Creative Young People Are Addressing Youth Employment In Africa on Thu, January 15, 2015
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/15/15 Editor's Note: Tiwale, KadAfrica, Twim Academy, GiftedMom, and AEPT were named winners in The MasterCard Foundation and Ashoka’s “Future Forward: Innovations for Youth Employment in Africa”...
  • Submitted by In Memory of Mohammad Ibrahim Sobham on Wed, December 3, 2014
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 12/03/14 The global community of Ashoka deeply mourns the loss of fellow Ibrahim Sobham. His visionary concept of “putting young people in charge” became a model in later years for the Youth Venture idea and...
  • Submitted by In the wake of the events in Ferguson, Changemakers are showing a better way on Mon, December 1, 2014
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 12/01/14 With the events in Ferguson, MO dominating the news and the national conversation, it's easy to feel powerless, and cynical. But let's remember that in communities like Ferguson -- and similar ones all...
  • Submitted by Ideas into action: Changemaking in the U.S. Hispanic Community on Mon, November 24, 2014
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 11/24/14 Jose Salcedo was one of the winners of Youth Venture and MTV Tr3s Agents of Change Campaign back in 2010. The campaign spotlighted the issues that affect the Hispanic community in the US including...
  • Submitted by Just Announced: 10 Champions of Learning Through Play on Thu, November 6, 2014
    Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/06/14 Today is the day. After seven months, 632 entries from 63 countries, and the selection of 305 Pacesetters and 30 Pioneers, we are proud to announce the 10 Champions in the Re-imagine Learning...