Ashoka India Blog

Submitted by Jayalakshmi Jayanth on Tue, March 7, 2017
 Social innovation and entrepreneurship hogs the limelight at a conclave The two-day “Changemaker Youth Conclave”, which concluded here on Saturday highlighted how problem-solving youth can be game-changers by creatively and solving social...
Submitted by Jayalakshmi Jayanth on Fri, January 13, 2017
February 6-10, 2017Ashoka South Asia announces the Induction of 14 new social entrepreneurs to its South Asia Fellowship. Along with 12 Fellows in India, Ashoka is going to induct one Fellow in Nepal and Sri Lanka each. Ashoka’s new Fellows come...
Submitted by Jayalakshmi Jayanth on Thu, January 5, 2017
 The United Nations Young Changemakers Conclave is a platform to engage with eminent leaders from the field of Business, Politics, Media, Education & Social Cause. The theme for 2017s dialogue explores the role of Business, Government and...
Submitted by M-R on Mon, October 24, 2016
BANGALORE, October 24, 2016 – Ashoka: Innovators for the Public formally elected seven new Ashoka Fellows in South Asia. These social entrepreneurs have pioneered game-changing and scalable innovations. The rigour of the Ashoka selection process is...
Submitted by Jayalakshmi Jayanth on Mon, October 17, 2016
  Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award celebrates the valor of individuals who put their lives on the line to protect the dignity and rights of others. Human Rights Watch collaborates with these courageous activists to create a...
Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Thu, August 25, 2016
Note: Ashoka and A.T Kearney co-authored this white paper on “Technology as a catalyst to Scale” after Ashoka India’s GlobalizerX program in November 2015.Leading social entrepreneurs are constantly trying to scale their impact with the limited...
Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Thu, July 28, 2016
BANGALORE, July 27, 2016 – Ashoka Fellow Bezwada Wilson today was announced as one of two Indian awardees of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award. Wilson was elected to the global Ashoka Fellowship in 2009 for his work on leading a nation-wide...
Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Thu, July 14, 2016
When I think about a year ago, when I was working alongside Rohan (co-founder DOR), we never thought of the opportunities we might get after working on a project in one village.  After that, we wanted to expand and make as much change as...
Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Fri, July 8, 2016
Call for applications for the next ‘Youth Venturers’!Ashoka India - Innovators for the Public is recruiting our 4th cohort of Youth Venturers. Apply here!Who are we looking for?Ashoka India's Youth Venture program works with the belief that one of...
Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Mon, May 30, 2016
“Colonialism was designed to separate a city’s citizens from its people,” Fellow Debashish Nayak’s voice echoed on the podium of the Ramakrishna Mission, Ahmedabad, about his work on preserving heritage sites in India. But this isn’t a story about...