We believe that the best way to tackle social challenges is to identify, support and nurture the people with the best ideas, proven to change society for good.

Ashoka is the largest global network of leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows). Since 1981, we have elected and supported over 3,000 Fellows working across 82 countries.

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Ashoka Fellows are visionaries who have spearheaded worldwide movements in areas including microfinance, open education, citizen journalism, among others.


Ashoka Ireland [is] enabling social change through raising the ambition and capacity of Irish social entrepreneurs to build a better Ireland.
— Mike Feerick (Ashoka Fellow & Founder, ALISON)