Ashoka Arab World
ASHOKA is the largest platform for social entrepreneurs in the world. Since its founding more than 30 years ago, Ashoka has provided stipends, professional support services and connections to a global network of nearly 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs – elected as Ashoka Fellows – in 70 countries. Ashoka is the professional home for entrepreneurial individuals from both the business and social sectors; a platform for the growing global network of people dedicated to creating systemic change.
Ashoka Arab World (AAW), launched in 2003, is the regional branch of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. Since its inception, AAW has identified and elected more than 80 of the region’s leading social entrepreneurs in 9 Arab countries; Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and Kuwait.The social entrepreneurs Ashoka elects become Ashoka Fellows for life.
Ashoka Arab World works to:
– Promote the concept of social entrepreneurship in the region by electing and
supporting social entrepreneurs and providing them with technical assistance,
consulting, stipends, and the resources they need to make a positive impact on society.
– Spread the idea of Everyone A Changemaker™ by creating an enabling environment for the citizen sector to get involved in social change.
– Shift the focus from traditional forms of charity to investing in sustainable development initiatives by encouraging partnerships between the social and corporate sectors.
– Link Fellows regionally and globally who are working within the same sector in order to achieve maximum impact and exposure.