Ashoka Globalizer Fellows - Vienna 2011

Country: Brazil
Field of Work: Economic Development

Fabio Rosa is working to bring electrical energy and community development to impoverished rural areas.

Country: India
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Anshu K. Gupta is facilitating an economic bridge between urban, wealthy India and impoverished, rural India by simply sharing the surplus of wealth. Anshu is establishing a culture of sustained donations in India by creating a mechanism for second-hand clothes and goods to pass from the wealthy to the poor.

Country: Germany
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Gregor Hackmack has created an impartial online platform that enables direct, public dialogue between individual citizens and their elected representatives, holds politicians accountable to the public, and gives citizens easy access to political information. With a rigorous commitment to transparency, Gregor brings...

Country: Chile
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Felipe Heusser is promoting a culture of transparency and accountability in Chile and Latin America by creating incentives for politicians to disclose more information about their actions and by facilitating citizens’ access to it. Felipe is using social media technologies and partnering with Chile’s leading...

Country: India
Field of Work: Learning/Education

Umesh Malhotra’s vision is to inspire children to read more and improve their ability to absorb their education. His believes encouraging reading among, especially young children, will result in better learning throughout a child’s education. His approach is novel in crafting unique solutions for different socioeconomic...

Country: Argentina
Field of Work: Economic Development

Concerned with the failures of many microcredit schemes, Brendan created ‘just-in-time credit’ – a new type of loan that focuses on wealth and job creation as well as sustainable economic growth from the bottom up. Brendan is expanding the reach of small-scale lending to include mini-loans for cooperatives and small...

Country: India
Field of Work: Economic Development

In rural India, villagers live without easy access to trade, government, business, and health information. This makes them easy prey for intermediaries who control the flow of information and can demand high payments to allow villagers access to it. Satyan is building service kiosks in countryside villages to bring...

Country: South Africa
Field of Work: Learning/Education

South Africa’s struggle to overcome the political, racial, and emotional oppression of apartheid is well-known. Pat Pillai’s Life College is readying students to tackle a new struggle—true liberation from the apathy, low self-esteem, and ongoing psychosocial oppression that is apartheid’s legacy. Developed over eight...

Country: United States
Field of Work: Human Rights

Katie Redford is spearheading a movement to hold international companies accountable for overseas abuse in their home court jurisdictions in the Western world, and in doing so, is opening up new possibilities in human rights law.

Country: Spain
Field of Work: Economic Development

By creating self-sustaining, immigrant-led financial groups, Jean Claude Rodríguez-Ferrera Massons is addressing the basic financial and networking needs of Spain’s immigrant population and ensuring their full citizenship and participation in the economy.