About Ashoka East Africa

Founded in 2001, Ashoka East Africa is the youngest Africa program serving Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. With 87 Fellows, we are also one of the smallest Fellowships. But we are growing rapidly. Ashoka East Africa strives to shape a regional, entrepreneurial, and competitive citizen sector, one that allows entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the region's citizens to think and act as Changemakers since 2000. For the past years, we have grown considerably both in terms of numbers of leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows) elected and supported and in our greater efforts to build a more conducive environment for change. 

CONTRIBUTING TO THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

We have contributed to a collaborative ecosystem to search leading social entrepreneurs in the region and nominated them as Ashoka Fellows thus supporting the growth and development of the sector together with partners from other sectors since 2001. We have directly invested resources in fellowship engagements with these Fellows.

DIVERSIFYING OUR FELLOWSHIP NETWORK OF CHANGEMAKERS

Ashoka Fellows cut across different all sectors and come from all the four East Africa countries and about 70 others from across the globe with their work here in East Africa.

IMPLEMENTING GLOBAL PROGRAMS

Among the programs we have implemented in East Africa include; Globalizer, Youth Venture, Changemaker Schools, Changemaker Bootcamps (AmEx Leadership and Mastercard Foundation’s Future Forward) and ChangemakerExchange.

BUILDING A TEAM OF TEAMS

The team of teams in East Africa includes; Staff, Fellows, Change Leaders from schools and youth-serving organizations, young changemakers, interns, volunteers, youth champions, partners among other allies and friends.

BUILDING A DIVERSE ECOSYSTEM

87 Fellows, 15 Changemaker Schools, 50 Youth-Serving Organizations supporting young people to grow self-identifying as changemakers, 4000 young changemakers and 20 youth champions 

 

Ashoka Venture and Fellowship

For more than 35 years, Ashoka has built and nurtured the largest network of leading social entrepreneurs in the world. After a rigorous selection process, they are introduced to a life-long fellowship, where every member is committed to championing new patterns of social good. We encourage Ashoka...
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Contact

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Riara Corporate Suites, Riara Road
Nairobi
Kenya