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Advice to a younger me (Spanish): Jacobo Mitrani, Ganavena

A Jacobo Mitrani nunca le gustó el trabajo de oficina. Estar encerrado lo agobiaba y lo desmotivaba. Por ello, decidió ser emprendedor social y fundar Ganavena: una empresa 100% mexicana que emplea en su proceso de fabricación tecnología desarrollada en México para brindar a los productores ganaderos una solución eficiente a la alimentación animal, con alta calidad nutricional y a un bajo costo.

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Advice to a younger me (Spanish): Mario Humberto Nájera, Laboratorio Social MX

"La mejor parte de mi día es llegar a la oficina, sentarme y dejar de pensar en mí”, dice Mario Humberto Nájera, el Fundador de Laboratorio Social MX. “Hay muchos que van a la iglesia o meditan para encontrar esta relajación, a mí me lo da mi trabajo.”
 
 

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ADVICE TO A YOUNGER ME (FRENCH): JEAN FALL, CINEWAX

"Je suis parti u constat qu'il y'avait plus de salle de cinéma au Sénégal...Ca fait des dizaines d'années qu'il y'en a plus. En même temps y'a un fort taux de chômage au Sénégal surtout chez les jeunes, 60% des chômeurs au Sénégal sont des jeunes. En même temps y'a pas beaucoup de travail, c'est un peu difficile de joindre les deux bouts,  et l'accès à la culture est difficile." -- Jean Fall, CINEWAX

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Advice to a younger me (FRENCH): CANDICE MAZZOLENI, LA SECONDE LIGNE

Qui: Candice Mazzoleni, fondatrice et PDG de La Seconde Ligne
Quoi: La Seconde Ligne est une plateforme qui permet aux entreprises de devenir éco-responsable en donnant en nature aux OBNL en besoin, basé à Montréal.
Comment: Contente que vous ayez demandé!
 

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How Two Women Entrepreneurs Are Making Rural Retail A Force For Change In India

Life-improving products like water filters and solar chargers for mobile phones are being stocked alongside soft drinks and soaps in hundreds of rural villages in southern India. These goods and gadgets are flying off shelves and making their way into village homes.

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Leading Health Care Company Challenges World to Co-Create

Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) Pharmaceuticals in partnership with Ashoka Changemakers, today announced a global challenge inviting social innovators to co-create with the business sector.  The challenge, conveniently named Co-Creating a Healthier World, calls on social innovators in the health and wellness field to uncover the next generation of sustainable health solutions by combining their innovative ideas with the business acumen of Boehringer Ingelheim’s global employee workforce.

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Play2Learn Participants Collaborate to Engage Students in STEM through Gaming

Grant Hosford and Jan von Meppen, two participants in the LEGO Foundation and Ashoka Re-imagine Learning Challenge, met in Pasadena, California this month to collaborate on tools that improve learning through gaming. The meeting exemplifies a rapidly growing focus on engaging students through entertaining and immersive learning.

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Tejiendo el Cambio busca innovaciones para una industria de textil sustentable

Hoy, la Fundación C & A y Ashoka Changemakers lanzaron Tejiendo el Cambio: Innovaciones para una Industria Textil Sustentable, un desafío en línea que busca innovaciones para crear una industria textil justa y sostenible. Los ganadores recibirán premios por un total de más de € 100.000 para apoyar sus soluciones.

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On Voice of America's Upfront Africa: Discussing Africa's Youth Embrace Entrepreneurship

The current pace of job creation in Africa is not able to meet the demands of the largest segment of it’s population that is the fastest growing; youth. However, this can be resolved in the long-run if there is an environment that nurtures young people to not be job seekers but job creators.

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Webinar 8/26: The Future of Work in Africa & Opportunities in Wellness

Today’s world moves very fast. This speed is making way for new ways of working.  In Africa, pioneers in all sectors are paving the path for a new kind of workplace and new types of ‘jobs’. One of the attributes of this increased speed in work environments, is the intense level connectivity work now requires, where people are not ‘switching off’ when they go home, rather they are constantly plugged into their work. This makes it challenging to maintain a healthy work-life balance. 

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Building the Makerspace of Your Students' Dreams

learning space differs in both look and feel from the traditional classroom. In the past year, we've met social entrepreneurs with an eye on education who are creating cost-effective methods to infuse schools with the type of culture and design that students need to better develop their curiosity, creativity, and imagination, and better achieve desired learning outcomes.

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Educators Innovating Learning From the Inside Out

Teacher-researchers, design-thinkers, teacherpreneurs. . . Educators of all types have the potential to exercise their creativity, collaboration, and playfulness to improve education.

When devising strategies to make education work for the 21st century, it's natural to think first about students. How do we prepare children for a rapidly changing world? For jobs that don't exist yet? For the creative problem solving required to tackle emerging global challenges?

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Children in Charge: Self-Directed Learning Programs

In the ever-changing demands of today's economy, even children with a solid knowledge base in reading, writing, math, and science are not guaranteed a stable career for the rest of their lives. In addition, an increasing number of graduates will have to create their own jobs.

How can teachers foster the creativity, entrepreneurialism, and lifelong curiosity necessary for young people to thrive?

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The Science (and Practice) of Creativity

"Creativity isn't about music and art; it is an attitude to life, one that everybody needs," wrote the University of Winchester's Professor Guy Claxton in the lead-up to the 2014 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) dedicated to creativity and education. "It is a composite of habits of mind which include curiosity, skepticism, imagination, determination, craftsmanship, collaboration, and self-evaluation."

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Promoting Playful Learning Through Teacher Networks

When we hear the term playful learning, our minds often picture groups of children tinkering with new ideas, sharing their work with each other, and having a lot of fun in the process. But adults love to be playful, take risks, and experiment with new ideas just as much as children do. This is the reason why creating opportunities for adults to support each other as playful learners is a successful strategy to increase playful learning opportunities for children.

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Reconnecting Adults With Playful Learning

K-12 education has historically been designed around core academic subjects like math and English, with play as a secondary activity that's shoehorned into recess and after-school activities. We've made a commitment to uncovering some of the research and stories that make a case for bringing more play into the classroom.

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Learning from social enterprises: How to solve youth unemployment in Africa

For the continent, the youth population boom and issues of employment are at the top of the list of priorities. Leaders at national, continental and global levels discuss these topics in the halls of the United Nations, the African Union and within talent-strapped businesses operating in the region. Solving the complexities of youth employment will shape the legacies of the most powerful African political and business leaders of our time.

This article originally appeared on www.devex.com as part of a two-part series. This is part one of two articles.

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Ashoka Future Forward Innovation Challenge Winners Named Forbes Africa's Top 30

Ashoka is honored to announce that two of the Future Forward: Youth Innovations for Employment challenge winners, Ellen Chilemba and Alain Nteff, were selected among 30 Africa’s most promising young entrepreneurs for 2015. The Forbes cited the nominees, “You may not know many of their names now, but in 20 years they could be on the cover of FORBES AFRICA with their story of multi-million-dollar success.” Alain was also recently endorsed by Queen Elizabeth under the umbrella of the first Queens Young Leaders Award.

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Opportunities for Youth: Learning for the Future of Africa

An increasingly dynamic and fluid workplace requires all young African job seekers to be adaptable, and to have an open and innovative mindset. For this, education is vital. How is education evolving in the continent and how is it set to impact the livelihoods of young people? What are the opportunities for young people to shape the future of the education sector?

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Advice to a Younger Me: Gavin Raders, Planting Justice

WHO? Gavin Raders, 32, the executive director of the Oakland-based social venture Planting Justice.
WHAT? Planting Justice is an organization that is fighting for food justice, economic justice and sustainable local food systems in the Bay Area, California.
HOW? Glad you asked.

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Chat with NYC’s Emerging Innovators at 1 p.m. (EDT) on June 10

We’re hosting another Twitter chat at 1 p.m. EDT on June 10, and the 2015 Class of New York City Emerging Innovators will be participating. This is your chance to hear what they learned at the Boot Camp, ask them about sector-specific solutions, and also connect with other young problem solvers.

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How African students are shaping their own destinies at the helm of a Robotics revolution

Find out how a robotics revolution in Ugandan primary schools is engaging students and creating a new generation thinkers and innovators who can shape opportunities for the future.

The video features Ashoka Fellow Solomon King.

 

 

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Webinar on 5/28: Young Africans Seizing Opportunities in the Technology Sector

Across Africa, as in the rest of the world, a faster pace in the workplace calls for a faster and more technology savvy workforce. There are many opportunities arising out of the rapid rate of technology innovation across the continent. A key question is: how are young people positioned to seize these opportunities?

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Anuncian a los Innovadores Emergentes de American Express y Ashoka Changemakers 2014

21 de mayo 2014 - American Express y Ashoka han reconocido a 45 innovadores como futuros líderes del cambio social a en América del Norte. Sus soluciones abordan muchas de las problemáticas más críticas del mundo.

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Sasha Kramer: Nutrients for All Changemaker

Sasha Kramer está trabajando con comunidades en Haití para luchar contra las enfermedades asociadas a la diarrea , principal causa de muerte infantil. Es la co-fundadora de SOIL (Modos de Vida Orgánicos Sustentables Integrados), que transforma residuos humanos en recursos para modos de vida sustentables, agricultura y reforestación.

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Conoce tus metas, conoce a tu audiencia: Lecciones del Boot Camp sobre Liderazgo en emprendimiento social de American Express y Ashoka

Si quieres obtener resultados diferentes, no hagas lo mismo. Mejora tu potencial combinando sistemas que cumplan con las habilidades y fortalezcan espacios creativos. Así como tienes claro el problema que quieres resolver, debes tener claro el cambio que quieres ver.

A finales del mes pasado en la Ciudad de México, se llevó a cabo el Boot Camp sobre Liderazgo en emprendimiento social de American Express y Ashoka donde surgieron reflexiones como el anterior, las cuales iban dirigidas a quince innovadores sociales.

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Contract farming

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Contract Farming has been in existence for many years as a means of organizing the commercial agricultural production of both large & small scale farmers. In an age of market liberalization and globalization, small farmers stand high chance of not reaping the benefit of the global market economy. Today, ‘Contract Farming’ is an effective way to co-ordinate and promote production and marketing in agriculture, however, this may change the traditional practices of the small farmers having consequence on their livelihood, lifestyle and progress.

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Nutrientes para Todos: Biodisponibilidad, Fortificación de los Alimentos e Inseguridad

La buena nutrición trata de la biodisponibilidad.

Se estima que el 35% de la carga global de la enfermedad podría erradicarse con una buena nutrición. A pesar de las iniciativas de la fortificación de los alimentos y de la ayuda alimentaria, la desnutrición continúa siendo un problema de urgencia en todo el mundo, causando la mitad de las muertes infantiles, agravando las epidemias de VIH y TB y costando a las naciones billones de dólares en gastos de salud y pérdida de productividad humana.

Cuáles son los costos económicos de una desnutrición? Aquí van algunos números:

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Nutrientes para Todos: Sistemas de Agricultura al límite

Los alimentos saludables, ricos en nutrientes, provienen de suelos y cultivos saludables. Pero las prácticas de agricultura no sustentables y un manejo deficiente de la tierra en el mundo, están disminuyendo el contenido nutritivo de los cultivos y amenazando nuestra habilidad para producir alimentos.

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Nutrientes para todos: Ecosistemas Florecientes para Sistemas de Alimentos Productivos y Resistentes

Los ecosistemas naturales aseguran que los nutrientes vitales circulen desde las tierras hasta los alimentos y hasta las personas. Los ecosistemas florecientes son el fundamento de las cadenas de nutrientes saludables, la base de toda la vida sobre el planeta.

Entonces, ¿cuál es la cuestión?

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