Latest research and analysis from the Ashoka Changemakers Learning Lab - identifying hotspots of innovation and levers to catalyze change.

 Changemakers Learning Lab

Connecting knowledge and networks to solve the world’s toughest problems.

Dear Ashoka Community,

I am excited to share the latest work from the Changemakers Learning Lab. It may be useful in your efforts to design high-impact networks or highlight opportunities to engage new partners. The updates are tweet-sized, so please do consider sharing them with your networks as well!




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Five Social Entrepreneurial Pathways to a Culture of Wellbeing

A Social Innovation Mapping supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation   

Discover how to apply the insights of Ashoka Fellows to build a culture of wellbeing.

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Insights Series: Innovations for Youth Employment in Africa

Insights Series: Innovations for Youth Employment in Africa 

Course Highlights via Ashoka Africa, supported by the Mastercard Foundation  

How To Make Changing The World Your Day Job, According To Abu Musuuza

The Story Behind the Entrepreneur Who Opened South Africa's 1st Free University

Tech Needs Girls: How Regina Honu Makes Change and Wins Allies 



Wellbeing: Part of a Complete Childhood

Article by Ashoka Changemakers from on the Children's Wellbeing initiative with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation   

The story behind the search for 10 champions of children's wellbeing.

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Meet 3 Extraordinary Social Innovators Transforming the Apparel Industry

Video: Fabric of Change Innovations, via C&A Foundation and Ashoka France   

What do you get when our Everyone a Changemaker mindset meets the opportunity of transforming the fashion industry into a force for good? Watch this 4 minute video.

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Does our current work below spark any ideas for potential collaborations? Email Reem

  • Innovations in University Admissions [expected July 2016] Research-Report
  • Data-Driven Insights for Effective Pro Bono Partnerships between Social Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals Research-Report  [expected August 2016] Research-Report
  • The Future of Work in Africa: Innovations in Youth Employment [April - June 2016] Course in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, Ashoka Africa Activating champions in leading institutions across Africa who are transforming the youth years.
  • Social Intrapreneurship for Innovation in Health and Wellness [April - June 2016] Sparking co-creation partnerships between business professionals and social entrepreneurs to improve health outcomes.
  • Storytelling for Changemakers, Leadership Academy, Vienna [June 2016] Workshop by Ashoka Storytelling Council



From Around Ashoka

The Beginning of Life: Documentary Film

Documentary Film by Alana Institute, Videocamp, and Ashoka Brazil   

Are we taking care of that time in life which defines both the present and future of society? Inspired by the importance of empathy and relationships for nurturing an Everyone A Changemaker world.

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Ashoka Visionary Program

Learning Journey from Ashoka Central Europe   

Experienced professionals are invited to join a part-time executive program for entrepreneurial decision makers leading critical social innovations, starting in October 2016. Scholarships available.

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New Paradigm for Leadership – Everyone Leads

Article by Diana Wells and Supriya Sankaran, NextBillion   

Under the new leadership paradigm, everyone can be a changemaker; everyone can be a leader.

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Thank you for the diverse team of teams that makes the above work possible. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if new learning opportunities emerge that might be of interest to explore together!


Reem Rahman
Co-Convener, Changemakers Learning Lab