Ashoka's International Blogs

  • Submitted by Driving Impact By Reinventing The Rickshaw: Turning Empathy Into Action on Mon, February 24, 2014
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/24/14 Editor's Note: This article first appeared in Ashoka's "Change in the Making" Forbes blog and is a part of a series of Inventior-Entrepreneur stories brought to you in partnership with the ...
  • Submitted by Showcasing The Power Of Inventor-Entrepreneurs on Fri, February 14, 2014
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/14/14 Editor's Note: This article first appeared in Ashoka's "Change in the Making" Forbes blog and is a part of a series of Inventior-Entrepreneur stories brought to you in partnership with the Lemelson...
  • Submitted by Arianna Huffington and David Brooks Discuss Empathy on Thu, February 13, 2014
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/13/14 David Brooks, author and New York Time Columnist opens by sharing that learning the social and emotional skills is quite difficult. Arianna Huffington, chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the...
  • Submitted by Staying Relevant in a Changing World: Announcing 5 of the U.S.’s Most Creative Social Entrepreneurs on Wed, February 12, 2014
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/12/14 Editor's note: This post was written by Brittany Koteles and Lennon Flowers with the Ashoka USA Team. Congratulations to the 5 new US Fellows! Tomás Alvarez, Mike Marriner, Emily May, Andrew Mangino, and...
  • Submitted by Event: What's the Role of Human Rights and Social Innovation in Latin America's Future? on Wed, February 12, 2014
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/12/14 Editor's Note: This post was written by David Nahmias with the Global Venture and Fellowship team. Despite meteoric economic growth in the past several decades, Latin America still faces severe challenges...
  • Submitted by Georgetown announces a new Social Impact and Innovation Center on Tue, February 11, 2014
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/11/14 Geogretown just announced a new center to promote collaboration among students, faculty and the private sector to foster innovation and provide a unique skill-set to generate concrete,...
  • Submitted by How to Build a World Safe for Changemaking in Pakistan - Tahir Khilji on Tue, February 11, 2014
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/11/14 Editor's Note: This article was written by Ashoka Venture and Fellowship Summer 2013 Associate Ayah Abo-Basha Social entrepreneurs, by their very nature, are system disrupters  – they constantly...
  • Submitted by A Pragmatic Playbook for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs on Fri, January 31, 2014
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/31/14 Editor's Note: This post was written by Rukmini Banerjee an Associate with the Ashoka Empathy Initiative based on a brown bag conversation with Jim Thompson at Ashoka Headquarters in DC. Thirteen...
  • Submitted by Social Entrepreneurship in Europe: Pioneering, stalling, and hugely promising on Mon, January 27, 2014
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/27/14 Editor's note: This post was written by Felix Oldenburg (@foldenburg) Ashoka Director Europe and Germany. Every once in a long while, a policy process delivers quick and ambitious results. For a...
  • Submitted by How To Teach Your Child To Be An Entrepreneur on Fri, January 24, 2014
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/24/14 Editor's Note: This article first appeared in Forbes and was written by Laura White (@Laura_White), who manages Ashoka’s Changemaker Schools Network, a group of schools that have given empathy...
  • Submitted by Community Feedback: Keeping a Remote Sales Network in the Loop on Thu, January 23, 2014
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/23/14 Editor's Note: By sharing this story we hope to share the ways in which the connections created between a community of changemakers is helping find solutions; across a Changemakers.com competition "Close...
  • Submitted by How to Change the World? Resources for aspiring changemakers on Thu, January 9, 2014
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/09/14 As 2014 rolls into a start, it's time to get some sources of inspiration lined up! How to Change the World given by Wesleyan University has its origins in the Social Good Summit held at the...
  • Submitted by Forbes' 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs featuring members of the Ashoka Community on Tue, January 7, 2014
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/07/14 Forbes has published their second annual list of 30 under 30 social entreperenuers. Ashoka is well represented with Ashoka Fellows and Youth Venturers included in the list. Congratulations to the young...
  • Submitted by Ashoka Mourns the Loss of Greg Dees on Mon, December 23, 2013
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 12/23/13 The Board of Directors, Fellows and staff of Ashoka deeply mourn the loss of Greg Dees, founding faculty Director of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship Education (CASE) at...
  • Submitted by Changing the world – one collaboration at a time at the ChangemakerXChange in Istanbul on Thu, December 19, 2013
    Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 12/19/13   Changing society for the better suddenly seemed like an achievable dream in Karaköy, a trendy neighborhood on the Bosporus shore across the historic peninsula of Istanbul, which was buzzing with...