The GlobalizerX on Employment

As part of "This Works" initiative, a group of selected Ashoka Fellows are working on scaling their employment solutions to Southern Europe. They will all meet in London at the end of September.

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Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Thu, August 7, 2014
The GlobalizerX on Employment is part of “THIS WORKS” - an initiative launched by Ashoka with the support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung to support the scale and replication of proven solutions and ideas for employment in Southern Europe. GlobalizerX was launched in...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, August 6, 2014
Every day we face challenges, from the personal such as the quickest way to get to work or what is best to eat, to global ones like climate change and how to sustainably feed and educate seven billion people. Here at Open Knowledge we believe that opening up data and...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Fri, August 1, 2014
It was our co-director, Rob Wilson, who nominated Alexander McLean, founder of the African Prisons Project (APP) as a candidate to the ‘Venture’ team. Rob and Alexander had met at University. When Rob travelled through Africa with his wife a few years later, writing the...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, July 30, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt once said: “Believe you can and you are halfway there.” The UK-based social venture CanDo Coffee and the people behind it embody this philosophy. You might have already crossed paths with one of the many CanDo Coffee vans parked around London. It's more...

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Submitted on Fri, August 15, 2014
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 08/15/14 We have to change the way the next generation of children learn, think and interact with people and the environment (both built and natural). “This world requires a new paradigm for growing up and therefore also for...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 07/17/14 Editor's Note: This article was written by Daniel Schiff who works with the Ashoka Support Network Team at Ashoka. It would be impossible to solve the world’s most difficult problems without collaboration and co-creation among...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/30/14 People take time out and recruit themselves to accomplish extraordinary things. Around the world, 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs ("Ashoka Fellows") have taken this leap into the unknown, driven by a new idea that they know...

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