Ashoka launches nominators’ board
As a way of growing its fellowship base, the Director, Venture & Talent, Ashoka Africa, Josephine Nzerem, has disclosed that the organisation has launched a new nominators board.
Speaking at the launch in Lagos last week, she noted that the new nominators’ board will amplify the work of Ashoka by taking the nominators through a critical learning experience, which “will help them understand our venture process. We are also having our new fellows induction. The fellowship program provides capital, capacity, connection and community for fellows.”
She said recently elected fellows will deep dive into the community of Changemakers and advance their Changemaker Journey. Peter Awin from Ghana will be inducted. He is enabling the production of healthier livestock by positioning livestock farmers on the ground with information in all possible aspects of animal health and early disease prevention.
Peter is revolutionising the animal health industry in Africa, starting from Ghana, by pioneering innovation that greatly reduces animal mortality and allows him deliver healthcare services to farmers anywhere and anytime.He is improving and sustaining livestock through the provision of primary animal health care services where the traditional extension system is inadequate.
According to her, Ashoka is a Global network of social entrepreneurs driving a new vision for the citizen sector— one based on innovators who inspire and lead everyone to be a ‘changemaker’, in small or big ways. Ashoka’s core work is identifying and investing in leading social entrepreneurs with new ideas for social change and providing them with access to a global network of social entrepreneurs, thereby creating an ever-increasing synergy for local action and global change. Ashoka envisions a world where everyone is an effective and confident Changemaker.
Conclusively, she stated that we believe this is the only way that solutions will outrun problems. Ashoka Africa has elected and supported leading social entrepreneurs since 1990 and our community of Fellows now number over 400, spread across the continent. These dynamic leading social entrepreneurs located in 20 countries are implementing solutions at different levels to solve the continent’s most pressing social problems and the impact of Ashoka to help them scale has been real.
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