Ashoka Globalizer Fellows -

Country: Rwanda
Field of Work: Health

Julie Carney is broadening the scope of healthcare centers at the village level in Rwanda to include healthcare and agriculture in a bid to provide long-term, homegrown and community-led solutions to the endemic problem of malnutrition. Julie is demonstrating a powerful new way of leveraging synergies between two...

Country: Argentina
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Traditional social movements and government interventions have often failed to win businesses to the cause of social responsibility. Diego Carvajal builds a network of vibrant institutions to help businesses see the value of positive social reform, and helps individual consumers use everyday economic decisions to...

Country: Ireland
Field of Work: Human Rights

Caroline Casey helps Irish businesses to develop new approaches to employing and serving disabled people.

Country: Nigeria
Field of Work: Health

Benjamin Mbakwem uses traditional Nigerian social institutions to address the AIDS epidemic in a manner that simultaneously strengthens civil society and provides young people with better economic opportunities.

Country: Ireland
Field of Work: Human Rights

Madeleine Clarke is crafting a strategy to nationally overhaul the disability field in Ireland. She has created a new set of standards and a unique selection process to determine the most community-focused, integrated, and cost-effective initiatives, and has set up structures to scale these initiatives at a policy level...

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: Mexico
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Through the Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research (PODER), Ben Cokelet is training Latin American civil society organizations to become community guarantors of corporate transparency and accountability. The key to PODER is local capacity building, which can subsequently promote corporate...

Country: Ireland
Field of Work: Health

Steve Collins is changing the architecture of nutritional treatment by bringing treatment out to afflicted people rather than afflicted people to the treatment. By using a decentralized care model and orchestrating the spread of a range of Ready to Use Foods, Steve is revolutionizing the way the world prevents and...

Country: South Africa
Field of Work: Health

Tim is working with disadvantaged township communities in coastal areas to stabilize the emotional well-being of young people who have experienced trauma (and safeguard those at risk)  by introducing new social structures and an integrated network of peers, to help them deal with the effects of traumatic life...

David is inspiring a generation of teens to better understand technology and problem solving by designing and implementing a new model and process that unqualified teachers can use to engage students in specific technology applications. His model, Creative Technologies in the Classroom, provides teachers with a platform...