Ashoka Globalizer Fellows - Economic Inclusion LA 2017

Country: Canada
Field of Work: Economic Development

Jean-François is combating hunger and introducing healthy eating by substantially modifying the food consumption chain. He is identifying and empowering the most critical key players, chefs, to become leaders in food redistribution and in educating children and youth in healthy cooking. As a result, and through his...

Country: Brazil
Field of Work: Economic Development

Starting at Brazil’s most prestigious business school, Felipe Bannitz has launched a nationwide initiative to integrate university resources into the social sector, providing financial and technical assistance to microentrepreneurs through the first “junior bank.”

Country: Mexico
Field of Work: Environment

Alex Eaton seeks to transform the culture of waste and resource management among small-scale Mexican farmers through the introduction of appropriate biodigester systems. The goal of Alex’s Sistema Biobolsa model is to empower farmers to take an active role to escape the cycle of rural poverty and improve the quality of...

Country: Brazil
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

With an emphasis on culinary skills, David Hertz and Gastromotiva offer a program for personal and professional development among marginalized young people from the favelas, enabling them to join the working world and even become entrepreneurs in their communities. 

Country: Argentina
Field of Work: Economic Development

Mariana Incarnato envisions a society where young people see themselves as positive contributors. Focusing on cultivating their confidence and skills with a range of coaches, mentors and company employers, Mariana is helping them transition successfully to adulthood. 

Country: France
Field of Work: Environment

Tristan Lecomte is enabling companies and consumers to contribute to large-scale carbon reduction and is developing the market for carbon neutral products. Understanding that associated costs for traditional industries and the complexity of carbon markets hinder the goals of the Kyoto Protocol, Tristan has created a...

Country: Mexico
Field of Work: Health

Fermín is democratizing access to potable water in rural Mexican communities using technologies and community models that provide access to low-cost, high-quality drinking water. Fermín’s ultimate goal is to allow everyone in these communities constant access to potable water while empowering community members with...

Country: Mexico
Field of Work: Economic Development

Manuel Wiechers is eradicating energy poverty in Mexico by combining community investment, low-cost, renewable energy, and cooperation across the public, private and social sectors to foster social and economic development in rural areas. Manuel’s vision for the year 2025: No Mexican without light.