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The Ashoka Advantage - December 2010

The Ashoka Advantage - December 2010

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Opportunities for Leading Social Entrepreneurs.
Opportunities for Leading Social Entrepreneurs.

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Published by: Ashoka: Innovators for the Public on Nov 19, 2010
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11/19/2010December 2010 – 12
Find the most up to date opportunities for leading social entrepreneurs on the
 Ashoka Advantage [Live Feed]
Fellow in the News
Awards & Funding
Information for Fellows
Networking & Communication Tools
Volunteers, Interns, Partners
Fellows in the News
G20 members commit half a billion dollars tothe winners of the SME Finance Challenge
Two Ashoka Fellow organizations--William Foote'sRootCapital andVineet Rai'sAavishkaar--were among thefourteen winners. In its first foray into open sourcing, theG20 had asked Ashoka to identify innovative financemodels for SMEs (Small, Medium, Enterprises) in theemerging world through a Rockefeller Foundationsupported Changemakers.com online platform. UnitedStates President Barack Obama,
Korean President LeeMyung-bak, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper,
andAshoka Vice President Bill Carter were at the awardspresentation. For more information, click here.
New York Times Blog with Mary Gordon
On November 8th the online New York Times blogincluded an opinion piece by David Bornstein author of How to Change the World entitled
Fighting Bullying WithBabies.
David pointed to the work of Canadian FellowMary Gordonand her organization “Roots of Empathy.”To read the blog click here.
“Common Ground” Awards given to twoFellows
On November 11, 2010 two Ashoka fellows were giventhe Common Ground Award at the National GeographicSociety in Washington, DC. Kenyan FellowBob Munro,creator of the Mathare Youth Sports Association, is one of the first people in the world to successfully use sports toeffect positive social change by working across religious,political, and tribal lines. Indian FellowEboo Patel
Founder& President of “Interfaith Youth Core” received his award
Executive Director for Ashoka’sChangemakers
Ashoka’s Changemakers™ program(www.changemakers.com) is seeking a dynamic,
entrepreneur to lead their global team and elevatetheir successful program to the next level.Changemakers™ is entering a stage of rapid growthand several strategic initiatives are being added. Thesuccessful candidate will takewww.changemakers.combeyond online competitions to a world wide platformfor innovators. This vision will involve engaging otherprograms and resources of Ashoka in developing anintegrated model of action.If this sounds like you, apply atwww.ashoka.org/apply and list ‘Executive Director’ in the ‘Openings of Interest’ section of the online application. This positionis based in Arlington, VA – just outside Washington,DC. Only those offered an interview will be contacted.For more information contactCfeinberg@ashoka.org 
December 2010 – 11
Find the most up to date opportunities for leading social entrepreneurs on the
 Ashoka Advantage [Live Feed]
for building a global interfaith youth movement. For moreinformation, click here.
Aajeevika Bureau
wins the 2010 India SocialEntrepreneur Award
FellowRajiv Khandelwal’sAajeevika Bureau is among thefirst to attempt to provide support services to the millionsof unskilled laborers and migrants who move across Indiaseasonally in search of work. The bureau seeks to protectthe livelihoods and dignity of these migrants and reinforcetheir identity as legitimate contributors to the nation’seconomy. For more information, click here.
Ghanaian Technology Enterprise comes out ontop in Prestigious Global Security Challenge
FellowBright Simonsis the founder of mPedigreeNetwork, the first system developed in the world whichenables consumers and patients to verify the authenticityof their medicines. He received an award of $200,000. Formore information, click here.
Mhammed Abbad Andaloussi-Al Jisr Wins aSkoll Award For Social Entrepreneur of The Year
FellowMhammed Abbad Andaloussi-Al Jisrwon the Skollfoundation award for his work in improving educationaloutcomes in the Moroccan Society. He has succeeded infostering true public-private partnerships in the educationsector. For more information, click here.
 Jayasuriya Weliamuna elected to Transparency International Board
Ashoka Senior fellow
 Jayasuriya Weliamuna
was recentlyelected to the global board of Transparency International.He had previously served as the Executive Director forTransparency International in Sri Lanka for the past 8years. For more information, click here.
Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Deadline: Varies by country 
Schwab partners with local media and institutions torecognize social entrepreneurs working to transformtraditional practices of social change and sponsors theawardees’ attendance at the World Economic Forum.
Since each country has its own deadline for this award, wedo not centrally organize nominations from the globaloffice. We are happy to help edit application materials asneeded and serve as a reference. Please consult theSchwab website for specific information on your region. Tobe taken to the Schwab homepage, click here. You canalso contact Cat Jaffee directly atcjaffee@ashoka.orgformore information.
NYU Reynolds Program in Social
Deadline: November to January (depending on school)
The NYU Reynolds Graduate Fellowship is open to newstudents applying to any full-time, two-year master’sdegree program at NYU beginning September 2011.Fellows will receive up to $25,000 for each of twoyears of study and an intensive two-year curricular and co-curricular program designed to help prepare them to bethe next generation of social entrepreneurial leaders.
Application deadlines vary by school, beginning inNovember and running through January. For moreinformation and an application, click 
Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project
Deadline: December 15, 2010
Vodafone is seeking to identify and fund the bestinnovations using wireless-related technology to addresscritical social issues around the globe. US-based non-profitcharity organizations and universities are eligible to apply.
For more information, click here.
Nieman Journalism Fellowships at HarvardUniversity 
Deadline: December 15 to January 31
(December 15
is thefirst deadline)
The Nieman Fellowships in Global Health Reporting will beawarded to two journalists who are committed to globalhealth reporting and whose news organizations share thatcommitment. One fellowship will go to a journalist who isa U.S. citizen and one will go to a non-U.S. citizen. Fellowsbegin their academic year at Harvard University in mid-August. For more information, click here.
World Children's Prize
Deadline: January 5, 2011
The World’s Children’s Prize, which aims to contributetowards a more humane world, is the world’s largestannual educational program for young people on the rightsof the child, democracy, the environment and globalfriendship. For more information, click here.
December 2010 – 11
Find the most up to date opportunities for leading social entrepreneurs on the
 Ashoka Advantage [Live Feed]
African Women Public Service Fellowship
Deadline: January 7, 2011
This New York University fellowship program expands theopportunity for African women to prepare for publicservice in their home countries. As fellows at NYUWagner, African women study in one of two graduateprograms: the two-yearMaster of Public Administration
orthe one-yearExecutive MPA: Concentration onInternational Public Service Organizations.
Applicantscommit to return to their respective home countries atthe conclusion of the program with the goal of assuming aleadership position on the continent where they canmeaningfully contribute to the challenges currentlyconfronting Africa.
For more information, click here.
The Yale World Fellows Program
Deadline: January 14, 2011
This is a concentrated 13-week program designedspecifically for those leading and refining critical institutionsin societies around the globe. The program seeksapplications from early mid-career leaders who havedistinguished themselves within their own countries
Formore information, click here.
The Asia & Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund(APIASF)
Deadline: January 14, 2011
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund(APIASF) is the nation's largest 501c(3) non-profitorganization that provides scholarships to Asian and PacificIslander Americans (APIAs) with financial need.
The Visionof APIASF is to see that all APIAs have access to highereducation and resources that cultivate their academic,personal and professional success regardless of theirethnicity, national origin or financial means. For moreinformation, click here.
The Charles Bronfman Prize
Deadline: January 14, 2011
The Charles Bronfman Prize is a $100,000 humanitarianaward that celebrates the vision and endeavor of anindividual or team under 50 years of age, whosehumanitarian work has contributed significantly to thebetterment of the world. Its goal is to bring publicrecognition to young, dynamic individuals whose Jewishvalues infuse their humanitarian accomplishments, andprovide inspiration to the next generations. For moreinformation, click here.
Gold Quill Awards
Deadline: January 28, 2011
The Gold Quill Awards are open to members and non-members of the International Association of BusinessCommunicators (IABC). Join strategists; managers;practitioners; corporate, government, and nonprofitcommunicators; agency executives; photographers; graphicartists; creative conceptualists; tacticians and students asthe IABC finds the best examples of thought leadership,strategic management, creativity, resourcefulness andsuccessful solutions across the globe. For moreinformation, click here.
Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
Deadline: Rolling 
Every year five full scholarships are awarded to individualswho wish to enter the one year full-time Oxford MBAprogram. The Skoll Scholarship is a competitive scholarshipfor incoming MBA students who pursue entrepreneurialsolutions for urgent social and environmental challenges.The Scholarship provides funding and exclusiveopportunities to meet with world-renownedentrepreneurs, thought-leaders and investors. Onceselected, these students are known as
Skoll Skollars
Formore information, click here.
World Health Care Congress (WHCC)
The WHCC Affordable Health Innovations Program allowsglobal organizations to showcase initiatives that provideaffordable, sustainable and scalable solutions to improvinghealth care. This site, developed in collaboration with theWorld Health Care Congress, is designed as a year-roundcommunity where organizations can present theirprograms and research .Four times a year the WorldHealth Care Congress convenes meetings whereorganizations working to develop affordable health caresolutions can showcase their innovations. The website ismaintained throughout the year and serves as a spacewhere abstracts and posters can be displayed. Awards arealso given. For more information, click here.

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