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|Address:||93 Abdel Aziz Al Saud, 7th Floor, Apt # 1, Cairo, Egypt|
|Date of Establishment:||2003|
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.