Ashoka Globalizer Fellows - Nairobi 2012

Country: Uganda
Field of Work: Economic Development

Maria Baryamujura is developing community-based tourism that allows people to use their culture and livelihoods to benefit from tourism, create sustainable rural lifestyles, and expand tourism offerings to capitalize on the growing sector in Uganda.

Country: Uganda
Field of Work: Human Rights

Starting in the Teso sub-region of northern Uganda, Alice Emasu is transforming the social architecture of largely patriarchal rural communities by enabling women to be land owners. Alice believes that unlocking the ability of rural farming women to own land is absolutely critical to their economic development. ...

Country: Uganda
Field of Work: Learning/Education

Craig Esbeck improves the way young children in Uganda learn by equipping primary school teachers with learning aids that are affordable, culturally relevant, and engaging. He also provides the instruction and encouragement teachers need to use the aids effectively.

Country: Uganda
Field of Work: Learning/Education

With the understanding that persistent poverty and social challenges cannot be solved without developing strong and resourceful leadership, Eric Glustrom partners with Ugandan schools to provide a practice-based social entrepreneurship program that empowers young people to think, and act, like changemakers. 

Country: Uganda
Field of Work: Health

In many wildlife-protected areas in Uganda, communities and wildlife are sharing habitats, living closer and interdependent lives than ever before. Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is linking Uganda's wildlife management and rural public health programs to create common resources that benefit both people and animals.

Country: Tanzania
Field of Work: Human Rights

A Maasai who grew up in northern Tanzania, Martin Saning'o Kariongi is enabling an economic and social transformation within the Maasai community that will allow this group, and others like it, to secure a place in a rapidly modernizing world.

Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Economic Development, Field of Work: Environment

The use of inorganic fertilizers over the years has left agricultural land all over Africa with acidic soils that have a reduced capacity to retain nutrients that plants need to grow. Yields have fallen by over 60 percent over the last 50 years in some areas and food being consumed has had increasingly reduced nutritive...

Country: Uganda
Field of Work: Environment

While privatization of electricity generation and distribution has increased electricity supplies in Uganda, it has also increased tariffs so that low- and middle-income households cannot afford energy for basic needs. Katherine Lucey is addressing this issue by concentrating on women as key agents in distributing and...

Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Economic Development

Wamuyu Mahinda is catalyzing entrepreneurship among Kenya’s rural and urban youth by focusing on re-designing the entire infrastructure that these youth-led businesses need to grow to scale, while inspiring youth from disadvantaged groups to engage in entrepreneurship.

Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Economic Development

James Nguo is providing an integrated solution to improving the quality of life in rural East Africa by establishing a network of knowledge hubs which serve to increase access to agro-information for farmers, increase the capacity of extension workers in supporting farmers, and create employment opportunities for rural...