Ashoka Globalizer Fellows - Economic Inclusion LA

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: Uruguay
Field of Work: Health

Ana Luisa Arocena is developing an integral approach to dealing with toxic waste management in Uruguay. She is creating new technologies to recycle and dispose of hazardous materials in responsible ways, while promoting transparency, spreading environmental and public health awareness, and creating decent jobs for waste...

Country: Colombia
Field of Work: Learning/Education

Ricardo Cobo's model to integrate mentally handicapped children into communities is spreading throughout Colombia and other Latin American countries and influencing special education reform in the public schools.

Country: Colombia
Field of Work: Health

Catalina Escobar has forged a unique three-way partnership among her citizen organization, key public hospitals, and the private sector to attack serious health problems in infants, children, and young mothers living in the most poverty stricken areas of Cartagena. Catalina’s program has already achieved astounding...

Country: Spain
Field of Work: Health

Andrés Martínez Fernández is improving the performance of rural healthcare systems in developing countries through creative, inexpensive telecommunication technologies and by engaging medical professionals and university faculty in new ways. The model he established has proven successful in over 170 centers and outposts...

Country: Argentina
Field of Work: Health

Dr. Jorge Gronda is improving healthcare access in underserved, rural communities in Argentina by empowering individuals to take responsibility for their health while also giving doctors a viable means of serving these citizens. The new healthcare system he has created is self-sustaining and has successfully improved...

Country: United States
Field of Work: Health

Starting in Pakistan, Asher Hasan is providing quality, private health insurance to low-income workers in the emerging economies through an approach that distributes cost and social responsibility among several stakeholders affiliated with low-income beneficiaries.

Country: Germany
Field of Work: Health

Dr. Frank Hoffmann pioneers a diagnostically superior, personal, low-cost breast examination method by training blind people as skilled diagnosticians. Frank’s approach integrates them into the primary health care infrastructure, while enhancing women’s health care experience and opening an entirely new professional...

Country: Brazil
Field of Work: Health

Dr. Roberto Kikawa has developed an affordable and sustainable system that is bringing teams of medical professionals to offer healthcare and health education services to low-income rural communities in Brazil.

Country: Brazil
Field of Work: Economic Development

Eduardo Mallman is creating the capacity to produce social bioethanol through micro-biorefineries managed by groups of smallholders. Eduardo is thus increasing the energy independence of family farmers, combating the tendency toward mono-cropping associated with most efforts to produce biofuel and generating new sources...