Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2021

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The Summit connects Ashoka’s vast community of social innovators, changemakers and leaders from business and philanthropy to discover new ideas and collaborate on strategies for lasting social change. 

Your ENGAGEMENT options:   


  1. ONLINE: A new online session every Thursday until December 2nd (9.00h in Washington D.C. | 15.00h in Turin | 16.00h in Nairobi | 20.00 in Jakarta). Discover the issues most relevant to the world today through dynamic conversations with social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and young changemakers. 
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  2. IN ITALY: On December 2nd 2021, attend the live event with 300 attendees for a full in-depth experience in Turin, Italy. Plenary sessions will also be streamed live. (Attendance is free for Ashoka Fellows and Young Changemakers.) 

See Summit information and detailed agenda here.  

We have a limited amount of tickets to attend in Italy, so we encourage you to save your spot now. 


DURING the Summit: 

We’ll explore nine of the world’s most pressing challenges and the social innovation trends that transform social systems for the better: 

  • Young ChangemakingHow will we transform the way young people grow up?  

    • A vast majority of Ashoka Fellows have experienced the power of changemaking before the age of 21. How do we ensure that every young person grows up knowing that they can be changemakers? How can we inspire a new generation of powerful young people towards a more inclusive, sustainable, and fair world?  
  • Planet & ClimateHow will we rebalance human’s relationship with nature?  

    • Our economic systems are changing, with new risks and opportunities becoming inextricably linked to our planet’s wellbeing. A majority of CEOs state that sustainability is critical to their company’s success. How do we design for now and forever, ensuring sustainable long-term success and resilience? How can our current systems prioritize creating wellbeing for a healthy planet? 

  • Tech & HumanityHow can we anticipate, mitigate, and manage the consequences of technological development? 

    • Ninety percent of the world’s data was generated within the past two years alone. How do we ensure tech works for the common good – and empowers everyone - in the age of AI, robots, and algorithms? How do we take advantage of technology without losing human connection?  

  • New Longevity: How will we reverse age segregation and address the loneliness epidemic affecting all generations? 

    • By 2050, global life expectancy is projected to increase by almost eight years. With an aging population comes an increasing need for healthcare, long term care, and social services to support older adults as they age. How can we maintain purposeful, healthy lives as we age?  How can we redefine what it means to age today? 

  • Gender EquityHow will we build a gender equal world, where everyone can live their authentic selves?  

    • For most of us, our gender still determines how we grow up, the kinds of jobs we have, who we can love, our health outcomes, and how much power and agency we hold. How do we re-imagine identities and ensure equality in the process? What will we replace patriarchy?  

  • HealthHow will we create a healthier world for individuals, animals, and their communities?

    • Living through a global pandemic has driven dramatic shifts in the healthcare industry. How has COVID-19 changed the way consumers think about healthcare? What power dynamics must shift to achieve a healthier world for humans and animals? How can we create shared value for a healthier world?  

  • MigrationsHow will we create a better society for people on the move as well as those who meet them?  

    • The UN estimates that there are now 281 million international migrants worldwide (about 4 out of every 100 people). How can we help activate the changemaking potential of migrants across the globe? How can we create a new framework for migration where innovation and collaboration lie at the heart of policy change? 

  • Equity: How will we enable fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people?  

    • The pandemic has revealed and accelerated the world’s deep inequities. How can societies reimagine and redesign better, more equitable systems? How can we design a world free of systemic oppression where everyone has access to resources, voice, power, and safety? 

  • Changemaker CompaniesHow will we put social innovation at the core of social transformation in the private sector?  

    • As the rate of change accelerates and new crises emerge, resilient companies will be those who fully embrace change, anticipate new ways of organizing and do business for the good of all. How can companies become drivers of positive change? What priorities must shift to achieve positive impact through businesses? 

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