Ashoka UK Fellows (International)

Alongside our Fellows elected in the UK, we are also proud to host Fellows from other countries who have expanded their work here. They include:

Brazil
Field of Work: Human Rights

Luke Dowdney helps youngsters stay out of organized crime through a program that teaches martial arts along with life skills. He is leading an international network of organizations working to end children’s participation in gangs and other organized violence.

Canada
Field of Work: Learning/Education

Mary Gordon's program, Roots of Empathy (ROE), works to reduce childhood aggression by teaching students emotional literacy and fostering the development of empathy. Her program, which consists of children hosting parents and infants in a classroom setting, has been successfully launched in 133 Canadian schools, directly affecting some 4,450...

Ireland
Field of Work: Environment

Michael Kelly is catalyzing a nationwide movement to substantially increase the number of people growing their own food. He has resurrected the traditional Irish notion of the “meitheal,” a practice that builds a spirit of community by working collectively on individual projects—much like a barn-raising—to exponentially increase the number of...

Canada
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Marc Kielburger is building leadership development and social engagement into the education system so that young people have opportunities to contribute in practical ways to building an improved global community.

United States
Field of Work: Economic Development

Ron Layton is creating global mechanisms that provide poor producers in developing countries with a full range of intellectual property tools that allow them to develop sustainable businesses and compete more fairly in overseas markets.

Zimbabwe
Field of Work: Learning/Education

Betty Makoni is building a new generation of strong, active women citizens. In Zimbabwean society, girls are discriminated against, often abused, and given limited opportunities for expression and development. Through her Girl Child Network, Betty creates safe spaces for girls to grow and connect with each other. Betty uses advocacy campaigns,...

United States
Field of Work: Learning/Education

Recognizing that the teenage years are not simply a “holding pen for adulthood,” Charlie Murphy is helping youth discover who they are, what they can do, and how they can make a difference now. Through a new model of youth work based on creative engagement and partnership, Charlie Murphy prepares adults to work side-by-side with teens,...

Kenya
Field of Work: Economic Development

With a three decade career in agriculture and livestock research and development, Christie Peacock has turned to increasing the productivity of poor livestock farmers through her own initiative. By establishing a needed national network of Livestock Service Centers managed by franchises that will provide reliable access to affordable and high-...

Netherlands
Field of Work: Economic Development

By creating a tool for rating and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of medium-sized agricultural producer groups, Lucas Simons is able to form a common language and standard of information enabling previously disparate stakeholders to communicate and increasing access to financial products for the agricultural sector.  Through...

Denmark
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Thorkil Sonne is transforming the way society perceives autism—from viewing it as a handicap to recognizing that it can become a competitive advantage. By demonstrating that autistic people can not only function in the business world, but can thrive as specialists in certain types of work, he is offering an often isolated population the...