Fellows Ashoka Brasil

Os Fellows são empreendedores sociais reconhecidos pela Ashoka por terem soluções inovadoras para os principais problemas sociais que enfrentamos, com verdadeiro potencial para mudar padrões na sociedade. Eles demonstram grande comprometimento com suas causas e seus projetos, provando que empatia, criatividade e colaboração são poderosas ferramentas para promover transformações sustentáveis e sistêmicas. Os empreendedores sociais da Ashoka estão espalhados por mais de 60 países ao redor do mundo, e atuam nos mais diversos campos.

Leia mais sobre os Fellows da Ashoka no site da Ashoka Global.

Cidade: Sao Paulo
Campo de trabalho: Health

Howard Weinstein’s business model gives access to low-cost, high quality hearing aid technology to the low-income people in developing countries that need it most. His deaf employees are taught to become leaders and advocates for the full inclusion of hearing-impaired people in society.

Cidade: Alta Floresta
Campo de trabalho: Environment

By introducing an impressive array of environmentally-friendly economic development projects to the Amazon’s most deforested region, Vitória da Riva Carvalho is proving that conservation does not have to come at the expense of economic growth. She is creating entirely new value chains around low-impact tourism, while protecting the forest and incentivizing cutting-edge environmental research...

Campo de trabalho: Environment

Not satisfied with the assumed opposition between environmental protection and economic growth, Marcos Bitencourt pioneers a microscale recycling industry that puts market power in the hands of the rural and urban poor.

Cidade: Rio de Janeiro
Campo de trabalho: Human Rights

With a developed set of interventions to prevent violence before it ever occurs, Gary Barker is changing the culture of violence in marginalized communities in Brazil and around the world.

Campo de trabalho: Human Rights

The state of Roraima along Brazil’s northern border was the last state to be colonized through a process of dislocation and enslavement. Through the Indigenous Council of Roraima, Joênia Wapichana enables indigenous people to take charge of their rights.

Campo de trabalho: Human Rights

Since Carla Mauch began working with the disabled at sixteen, she has been inspired by the possibility of living in a society that perceives “difference” as an asset, rather than a burden. Carla is doing this by promoting the rights of the disabled with a model that utilizes schools as catalysts for societal change.

Cidade: Cuiaba
Campo de trabalho: Environment

Adalberto Eberhard, a veterinarian and lifelong conservationist, is showing how the environmental movement can build a set of institutions at the state level that will, year in and year out, truly protect the environment. In the process, he is building defenses for one of the world's largest and richest wetlands: the Brazilian Pantanal.

Campo de trabalho: Human Rights

Maria “Zeca” José Rosado Nunes is promoting freedom of choice for Brazilian women concerning their sexuality and reproduction by incorporating religion into the feminist movement. Through Católicas pelo Direito de Decidir (Catholics for the Right to Choose), Zeca is working with Catholic women on the political and historical context of Catholic doctrine; spreading knowledge about this...

Cidade: Sao Paulo
Campo de trabalho: Health

Fábio Bibancos is expanding oral health care for Brazil's poorest citizens with a series of incentives that encourages dentists to provide primary preventative care to low-income patients.

Cidade: Fortaleza
Campo de trabalho: Civic Engagement

In the field of communications, there is a striking power imbalance between big urban centers—which generally act as content producers—and rural communities—which typically become content consumers. It is precisely because this situation perpetuates social inequalities that Edgard Patrício created a network of radio broadcasters, community members and thematic experts to produce and...