Ashoka Globalizer Fellows -

Country: Ghana
Field of Work: Economic Development

Regina Agyare is bringing women and girls in Ghana into the ICT space by providing them with the role models and tools to change them from consumers to creators of technology.

Country: Nigeria
Field of Work: Economic Development

Detoun is building a critical mass of human resource base and providing an enabling environment for university graduates to become fully engaged and contribute to the development of their organizations and the nation at large

Country: India
Field of Work: Human Rights

Javed Abidi is working to make legislative rights and economic opportunities a reality for the disabled in India. He is organizing disability groups across thematic, geographic, and language barriers to set up an informed national lobby. Simultaneously, he is establishing partnerships with business and the government to...

Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Health

The majority of Kenyans do not have access to health insurance due to prohibitive pricing and an outdated coverage model that predominantly caters to formally employed individuals. Sam Agutu is revolutionizing the health insurance industry by leveraging mobile technology platforms to allow individuals to electronically...

Country: Pakistan
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Shafqat Munir Ahmad has introduced the notion of social responsibility to journalists in Pakistan, in an effort to increase the amount of space devoted to pressing social concerns. He has established several research centers dedicated to democratic governance, women and children’s rights, environmental sustainability,...

Country: Bangladesh
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

To combat the lack of social mobility in Bangladesh, Ejaj has identified segregated schools as a root cause of this stratification. Ejaj is developing a new generation of youth leaders from diverse sections of society, who are working towards social cohesion and change in their country.

Country: India
Field of Work: Economic Development

Anita Ahuja has turned discarded plastic bags into a valuable resource. She combines principles from enterprise and social service in a new venture that recycles plastic waste and provides employment for ragpickers, one of the most marginalised groups in urban India. Using a proprietary process, they transform discarded...

Country: Brazil
Field of Work: Economic Development

André has created an innovative mediation process that peaceably resolves land conflicts in major Brazilian cities, while also promoting local development and empowering low-income communities. Terra Nova’s actions produce reasonably prompt resolutions of longstanding conflicts and satisfy all parties involved:...

Country: United States
Field of Work: Health

Tomas Alvarez is making mental health and wellness services more accessible, useful, and meaningful for youth of color by integrating pop culture and community-defined strategies with proven therapy models.

Country: Colombia
Field of Work: Learning/Education

Marta Arango has revolutionized early childhood care, education and development in Colombia by including families, communities, and childcare professionals. Her approach prepares youngsters for effective learning prior to entering the conventional school system.