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Young Entrepreneurs! Are you working to improve health and well-being, reduce environmental impact or enhance livelihoods? There is an opportunity for €200,000 in funding and customized support.

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We're proud to present Rufus Pollock, founder of the Open Knowledge Foundation, as our latest Fellow of the Month.

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Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, July 23, 2014
 The vision behind Open Knowledge reflects a widespread sentiment that big companies and governments, because they have all the information, therefore also have all the power. Open Knowledge responds to this by promoting and facilitating the open exchange of knowledge...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, July 16, 2014
The deadline for joining Lead International’s Leading for sustainability programme this year is 21 July. With the deadline fast approaching there are only a few spaces left. By joining Leading for sustainability you will learn key leadership and sustainability tools...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Fri, July 11, 2014
Shankari’s mother is a domestic worker and is the family’s bread winner earning a mere 6000 rupees a month.    She started playing football by chance but she soon found that not only was she very good at the sport, but it also provided her an outlet and a...
Submitted by Pauline Verhaeghe on Wed, July 9, 2014
This is Gaby. He is 26 years old, and had been homeless for a long time as a result of breaking ties with his father at a very young age before he became involved with homeless soccer.   On the streets, he developed a drug addiction. In 2011 he started playing soccer...

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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...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/19/14  “Wellness” a multifaceted and multi-billion dollar industry in many countries across the west. This “industry” is only starting to emerge in various countries across sub-Saharan Africa. Diseases like malaria, tuberculosis,...

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