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Meet the Changemakers: Ashoka Awards Ceremony 2015 (with images, tweets) · AshokaUK

We brought together changemakers from education, business and social enterprise for an evening of celebration and inspiration at Ashoka Awards Ceremony 2015. With great pride we welcomed the newest members of the Ashoka network to the stage: Dame Esther Rantzen, Lord John Bird, Michael Sani, Kelly Davies and Tristram Stuart alongside The Spinney Primary School, Millfields Community School, Barrowford Primary School, Sands School and Stanley Park High School
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Enter Now: Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2015

Enter Now: Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2015 | Ashoka UK | Scoop.it

On September 25, 2015, world leaders will sign up to 17 United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. These ambitious goals set out to end extreme poverty, tackle climate change, empower women, secure universal water access, and reduce hunger by 2030. If the goals are met, they will ensure the health, safety and future of the planet for everyone on it. 

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Are you taking action towards the Global Goals? Enter your solution today for a chance to win cash prizes, mentoring support from the University of Cambridge and access to the Global Ashoka and Unilever Networks.

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Why teachers need social and emotional learning too

Why teachers need social and emotional learning too | Ashoka UK | Scoop.it
Schools across the nation are exploring ways to teach foundational skills like grit, empathy, and social awareness in the classroom. Research increasingly shows that social-emotional learning (SEL) is critical to student success – in school and in life. One study reported that SEL skills predict f...
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TUNE IN: Ashoka in the News - April 2015

TUNE IN: Ashoka in the News - April 2015 | Ashoka UK | Scoop.it
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Welcome to the Ashoka UK newsletter! April has been a busy month. Once again, the whole Ashoka UK team and the global Ashoka network gathered for three days in Oxford for the Skoll World Forum. This was a unique opportunity to meet international Fellows, celebrate Ashoka UK Fellow Al Harris and his Skoll Award and get inspired by leading social innovators!

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How To Serve Remote Customers Who Live On Less Than $2 A Day

How To Serve Remote Customers Who Live On Less Than $2 A Day | Ashoka UK | Scoop.it

The worlds of business and charity are increasingly merging. Social enterprises engage in activities that don’t perfectly fit in either of these worlds. Blending the two is a powerful tool: the solutions are often more effective, more innovative, and above all more sustainable.

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Ashoka is leading the way for social finance with the Hybrid Finance Initiative, helping Ashoka Fellows around the world to transform their business models. This article is a great read to understand the world of social fincance, social investement and hybrid business models.

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WATCH: Skoll Awards Ceremony 2015

An emotional highlight of the week, the Skoll Foundation invites you to attend the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship to honor the 2015 Awardees and to celebrate all those who are working to create a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Special presentation to Mrs. Graça Machel, recipient of the Skoll Global Treasure Award.

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#AshokaAtSkoll - Three days of belief in Changemaking

This year we had 40 Ashoka Fellows join us in Oxford from all around the world, contributing to more than 15 sessions and workshops at the forum and in the Ashoka-led fringe activities. 

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For those who joined, thank you for your energy and inspiration during the week – the Skoll Forum 2015 central theme ‘Belief’ was certainly abundant, and we hope you left with powerful ideas to build on and co-create with the Ashoka network. This Storify is a recap of Ashoka's three days online conversation during the Skoll World Forum. Have a read to follow up on interesting debates, inspiring workshops and great changemaking.

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PODCAST: Alasdair Harris, Ashoka Fellow and founder of Blue Ventures

Al is creating a two-way flow of learning between isolated subsistence communities in Madagascar that are dependent on fragile and threatened marine ecosystems. 

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ASHOKA FELLOW: Al Harris was named one of four Skoll Awardees 2015 > How to save oceans with contraceptives - a radical approach

ASHOKA FELLOW: Al Harris was named one of four Skoll Awardees 2015 > How to save oceans with contraceptives - a radical approach | Ashoka UK | Scoop.it
Marine conservation efforts have to focus on people as much as on saving endangered species
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TUNE IN: Ashoka in the News- March 2015

TUNE IN: Ashoka in the News- March 2015 | Ashoka UK | Scoop.it
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Welcome to the Ashoka newsletter! March has definitely been a busy and productive month! From launching a new series on Africa to the first European gathering of Changemaker Schools in Sweden, Ashoka has been working hard at creating a world where Everyone can become a Changemaker. We hope you enjoy our selection of quality content and inspiring stories from Ashoka in the UK and around the world.

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INSPIRE: The story of the man who will stop at nothing to bring hope and dignity to prisoners in Africa

Across much of Africa, people in prisons are closed away from society and stripped of their basic rights, often without having been convicted of a crime. Through education and access to health and nurturing, Ashoka Fellow Alexander McLean is bringing hope and dignity to prisoners around Uganda and Kenya.

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On your way to work and looking for a new kind of inspiration? Listen to Ashoka UK's podcast channel and hear the amazing stories of Ashoka Fellows from around the world.

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WATCH: 7 Entrepreneurs Tackling Some of the World's Biggest Sustainability Challenges

Meet seven young entrepreneurs aged 30 and under who have come up with practical, scalable initiatives designed to tackle the challenge of sustainable living. The Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards was run by Ashoka Changemakers in partnership with Unilever and the University of Cambridge Institute for sustainable leadership.

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INSPIRE: Ashoka Fellow Akanksha Hazari on pursuing "the business of loyalty"

INSPIRE: Ashoka Fellow Akanksha Hazari on pursuing "the business of loyalty" | Ashoka UK | Scoop.it
Pioneers Post talks to Ashoka fellow and founding CEO of m.Paani Akanksha Hazari about how she is disrupting the way corporates serve their low income customers in developing economies.
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Every month, Ashoka and Pioneers Post are bringing you stories of leaders from around the world transforming their communities. 

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Rantzen and Bird light up Ashoka awards | Pioneers Post

Rantzen and Bird light up Ashoka awards | Pioneers Post | Ashoka UK | Scoop.it
“I want to spend my life trying to prevent us needing a Dame Esther Rantzen” - declares The Big Issue's Lord John Bird at the Ashoka UK annual awards bash.
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Making More Health: Co-Creating A Healthier World

Making More Health: Co-Creating A Healthier World | Ashoka UK | Scoop.it

What if the business sector and social entrepreneurs came together to co-create the next generation of sustainable health solutions that improve access to health? Co-creation happens at the intersection of the social and business sectors; it involves tapping into their unique assets in order to serve unmet needs of individuals and communities at scale.

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Enter your solution for a healthier world TODAY for a chance to have your health innovation developed with Boehringer Ingelheim employees, win cash prizes and a trip to Ingelheim in May 2016

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Re-imagining education: from Gandhi’s grandson to a school without classrooms

Re-imagining education: from Gandhi’s grandson to a school without classrooms | Ashoka UK | Scoop.it
In the past year, I gained more insights into the education system than ever before. Social entrepreneurs across Europe and a peace activist with a very special grandfather, showed me how changing the way we teach our children could eventually change our societies – and the way our world works. It...
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ASHOKA FELLOW: #Election15 - Have your say in the future

ASHOKA FELLOW: #Election15 - Have your say in the future | Ashoka UK | Scoop.it

 Five years ago, Bite The Ballot (BTB) was a simple idea in a classroom to engage a school community who were eligible to vote but chose not to. Fast-forward to today and BTB is a movement for change – setting its sights on empowering a whole generation to sit at the forefront of democratic evolution"

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Great article by Ashoka Fellow Mike Sani. Make an informed decision tomorrow by using the first voter advice tool for young people - https://verto.vote

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ASHOKA FELLOW: The Ashoka System Changers - Spotlight on Alasdair Harris

Alasdair Harris is a marine biologist and the founder of Blue Ventures, which is an organisation that works with coastal communities around the world and educates them about why conservation makes business sense. He was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.

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Check out Pioneers Post and Ashoka's recent series on System Changers. We have met and interviewed Fellows from around the world to understand how they are fundamentally transforming the system in which we live in - a pursuit all Ashoka Fellows follow! Stay tuned!

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WATCH: Beyond Better: How Do We Know We’re Changing the Status Quo? #AshokaAtSkoll

Every once in a while, backed by revolutionary thinking and hard work, society moves forward to a fundamentally new, and more equitable condition. The existing equilibrium is left behind—even if it held for centuries, locked in place by entrenched and powerful forces. 

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Hear from Ashoka Founder and CEO Bill Drayton speak on the necessity for a shift in societal mindset to create a Global framework change, Ashoka Fellow Vicky Colbert on the role of deep, cross sectoral partnerships, and other extraordinary thinkers driving the shift to a more just and sustainable social equilibrium.

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DEBATE: Journalism and ethics for the 21st Century

DEBATE: Journalism and ethics for the 21st Century | Ashoka UK | Scoop.it

Explosions in social media use - from blogging and vlogging, to Twitter and Instagram - have created new forms of engaging with social change.  What role will the media industry play in changing our world for the good of all?

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Ashoka and the Thomson Reuters Foundation convened leading experts in solution- centric media to debate one key topic: What role does the media industry play in informing and activating Changemakers in our modern world?

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INSIGHT: Bill Drayton, CEO and Founder of Ashoka on changing the world

INSIGHT: Bill Drayton, CEO and Founder of Ashoka on changing the world | Ashoka UK | Scoop.it

In 1950 Detroit was an engineering hub: home of Ford Motorcars and the heart of the American auto industry. In 2013 the city filed for bankruptcy, in the largest such claim in US history.

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For Bill and Ashoka more broadly, the key to adapting to our environments and the wider challenges facing us as a society, lies in an unexpected place: empathy. Empathy lies at the core of activating citizens and societies and as a skill, is the greatest tool available to tackle problems on both an individual and societal level.

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WATCH: Ashoka Fellow Al Harris of Blue Venture Conservation wins Skoll Award 2015

In this video, the Skoll Foundation visits Alasdair Harris of Blue Ventures in Madagascar, where he is building sustainable coastal communities. 

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REGISTER: Join Ashoka's various events during the Skoll World Forum- 15th to 17th of April

REGISTER: Join Ashoka's various events during the Skoll World Forum- 15th to 17th of April | Ashoka UK | Scoop.it

Join Ashoka, our partners and international Fellows as we discuss, collaborate and activate changemaking – click the image above to register at one of our workshops

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YOUNG CHANGEMAKERS: The first European Ashoka summit to reimagine learning

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Follow the inspiring discussions and passionate exchanges that happened last week at the first Reimagine Learning Summit, gathering Changemaker Schools from around Europe to share best practice and work on an education for the future.

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INSPIRE: How yoga has become a force for social inclusion in Kenya

INSPIRE: How yoga has become a force for social inclusion in Kenya | Ashoka UK | Scoop.it

On December 30th 2007, President Mwai Kibaki was once again sworn in as President of Kenya, despite the claims to victory of his rival: Raila Odinga. Political tensions were mirrored along ethnic lines resulting in massive chaos. It was in the context of these riots that Ashoka Fellow, Paige Elenson began her work with yoga as a means of reconciliation and social mobility. 

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Great read: The last article of Ashoka and Virgin's series on a new Africa, a series featuring revolutionary social innovators transforming the continent. Follow the series using #AfricaYouthFwd

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