Ashoka Globalizer Fellows -

Country: United States
Field of Work: Health

Zoe Finch Totten seeks to seize America’s health care crisis as an opportunity to realign major forces in the health care and food industries so that they promote individual and collective health beginning with food quality.

Country: Brazil
Field of Work: Economic Development

Alice Freitas has created a direct sales catalog to help informal artisans overcome the challenges of large-scale distribution. By equipping a team of well-trained sales agents with an intimate understanding of the personal histories and social impact behind the products, Alice enables consumers to exercise informed...

Country: India
Field of Work: Economic Development

Through interventions based on modern technology in Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Orissa, India, Rikin Gandhi is focusing on the efficiency of information dissemination and application and creating new knowledge networks for agriculture extension services. Rikin’s method entails replacing the old...

Country: Palestinian Territory
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Maysoun Odeh Gangat is a Palestinian social entrepreneur who persevered to start the first commercial Arabic language women’s radio station and website in the Levant, called 96 NISAA FM (meaning women). Maysoun is empowering women in and through the media, by providing a platform for all actors (public, private and...

Country: Argentina
Field of Work: Learning/Education

Gustavo Gennuso is battling unemployment in Argentina by providing low-income youth with "experiential" entrepreneurship training and institutional support for new business ventures. To engage middle-class professionals as mentors and create sustainable backing for youth business initiatives, he has built a strategic...

Country: Egypt
Field of Work: Health

Sameh Ghali is introducing a new system of community participation in the design of low-cost, community-appropriate sewage systems in Egypt's villages to improve public health, quality of life, and the environment.

Country: Germany
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Klaas Glenewinkel is kick-starting markets for private media advertising in post-conflict regions. This allows local print, radio, and television media to become more independent from political and religious groups and it enables companies from around the world to support pluralistic societies through their advertising...

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: India
Field of Work: Economic Development

Samuel Goldman has invented an inexpensive, universal solar-powered lighting solution which will reduce health hazards and carbon emissions while simultaneously enhancing productivity. His lighting solution can leapfrog a grid network without the use of electricity. Such versatility renders Samuel’s solution applicable...

Country: India
Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Prema Gopalan is empowering women to build bridges between facilitating policy at the government level and taking ownership at the local level. This work aims to put rural poor women at the center of decentralized, democratic, basic-service management.