Ashoka Fellow Kailash Satyarthi wins 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Congratulations Ashoka Fellow Kailash Satyarthi on this recognition of your powerful work on the child labor movement and Malala Yousafzai for your efforts championing equal rights to education for girls.

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Launching Changemaker Schools

The Changemaker Schools programme will work to identify, connect and support the world’s leading innovative primary and secondary schools in the UK and create a network of Changemaker Schools.
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Fri, March 27, 2015
On December 30th 2007, President Mwai Kibaki was once again sworn in as President of Kenya, despite the claims to victory of his rival: Raila Odinga. As a consequence riots erupted across Kenya, resulting in the deaths of 1,200 people and a further 500,000 forced to flee...
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Fri, March 20, 2015
We often talk about the statistics around low-income households—how much they live on per day, what percentage of that income goes to basic survival—but those stats are rarely accompanied by an in-depth look at the daily financial lives of the poor. The Kenya Financial...
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Fri, March 20, 2015
International conversation around food in Africa has traditionally been one of doom and decline. In 2012 the World Bank declared the average life expectancy at birth to be 56 years in sub-saharan Africa. One third of all children suffering from acute malnutrition are...
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Thu, March 12, 2015
Just over 20 years ago, Robert Kaplan wrote a stark warning about the mounting strategic danger posed by an anarchic, uncontrollable, “increasing lawlessness” in West Africa. He argued that a sort of ‘criminal anarchy’ was emerging as a major strategic danger.  Six...

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Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/26/15  
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/13/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Brittany Koteles of AshokaUS and Sachin Malhan of Ashoka Changemakers who will take part in two SXSW sessions To Hell With Good Intentions, Part I and Part II. on...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 03/11/15 The Istanbul Social Innovation Summit hosted by Ashoka Turkey and BMW Foundation provided social entrepreneurs, impact investors, leaders from civil society organization and corporate executives from both Turkey and abroad with a...

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