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Social entrepreneurs are not content to just give a fish or to teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry. Bill Drayton- Founder and CEO of Ashoka. 5 ways of system change. Market dynamics and value chains :
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Social entrepreneurs are not content to just give a fish or to teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.
Bill Drayton- Founder and CEO of Ashoka
Market dynamics and value chains:
48% of Fellows are increasing access to goods and services, creating new markets, generating income for the poor, or changing the flow of market information.
ChinuSrinivasan - LOCOST
Srinivasan is demonstrating how to get affordable medicines to India's hundreds of millions of citizens who cannot pay the current commercial prices.
Over 80% of Fellows see working with public policy and institutional norms as an important part of their work. On average, over 50% of Fellows have achieved change in national policy and/or industry within five years of election.
Ratnaboli Ray is working to create national framework for the human rights of mentally Ill
The business sector is increasingly converging with the citizen sector. 72% of Fellows generate up to 25% of their revenue through for-profit partnerships or operations.
Dr. Devi Shetty, a pioneer in tertiary healthcare sector in India, has not only used business principles to reduce cost of heart surgeries, but has furthered his vision of ensuring low cost high quality access to health for all, by lobbying for a health insurance program for a premium of Rs. 5 a month.
Significant portions of Ashoka Fellows achieve national impact to fully include marginalized groups in society and connect groups in society to foster empathy and reduce conflict.
Suresh Kumar, Institute for Palliative Medicine
Dr. Suresh has created a volunteer led model, which effectively distributes the responsibility, cost and resources among the community, to provide care to poor patients with incurable and chronic diseases.
Building a culture of Changemaking & Social Entrepreneurship:
Fellows are role models and create programs on social entrepreneurship and spur other changemakers
Prasanta Tripathy- Ekjut
Prasanta, is increasing the critical thinking skills in mothers and communities that enables them to identify health problems and respond to them effectively