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CONTENTS Welcome

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Ashoka: A Global Home of Changemakers

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Levels of Impact

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FELLOWSHIP Selecting and Supporting Leading Innovators

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The Fellowship: The Value of Ashoka Global Network

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New Fellow Spotlight: Knut Ove Børseth

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New Fellow Spotlight: Rustam Nabiev

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Fellow Updates

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Global Fellows From Scandinavia

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EDUCATION & YOUTH Introducing Ashoka Changemaker Schools

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Welcoming 2 New Changemaker Schools From Denmark

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Meet Scandinavia’s Changemaker Schools

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Changemaker Principal Spotlight: Oskar Sjögren

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Ashoka Scandinavia’s Young Changemakers Program

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It Has Never Been Easier To Change The World

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PARTNERS Ashoka’s Financing Model

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The Ashoka Support Network (ASN)

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Ashoka’s Approach to 21st Century’s Complex Social Problems

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Strategic Partner Spotlight

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Impact Days

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FINANCIAL REPORT Ashoka - Innovators For The Public

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Ashoka Scandinavia Financial Report 2015-2016

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Investors & Strategic Partners

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Our Team

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How To Get Involved

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Engage

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WELCOME Dear Friends, It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2016 edition of the Ashoka Scandinavia Impact Report. 2016 has seen many highlights, a number of which are captured in the pages that follow. Fellowship - advancing the work of the social entrepreneurs in our network - is at Ashoka’s core. In 2016 we welcomed three new Ashoka Fellows to our regional network; Knut Ove Børseth, founder of Drive for Life, reintegrating dropouts and youth at risk to society (p. 12), Rustam Nabiev, founder of Shifo, working with preventive health care and transparency on a global level (p. 14) and Liisa Petrykowska, founder of Ignitia, providing farmers with accurate weather forecast for economic progress (p. 22). During 2016, Ashoka Scandinavia launched several initiatives to support young Changemakers. We know that a lot of young people out there have ideas on how to tackle societal problems but they lack the tools and network to act on. Therefore we launched camps for young Changemakers and a practical guide with tools. We are also happy that the Swedish Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training, Anna Ekström, received the guide together with advice from young people in our advisory board about how the education system in Sweden can support the necessary skills to make change in a better way. (p. 34). In October, we hosted our annual Impact Days, a twoday event bringing together supporters of social entrepreneurship, partners and educators from the Scandinavian region (p. 44). The goal was to deepen everyone’s understanding around Ashoka’s vision of Everyone a Changemaker World™. The journey followed the logic of a  changemaker’s life, starting from early childhood into having the ability to lead social change on system level.

To make sure that we equip the next generation of leaders with necessary skills to become Changemakers (e.g. empathy, leadership, creativity), we identified two leading Changemaker Schools in Denmark in 2016, True North Efterskole and Ørestad Gymnasium to join us in our regional and global network of pioneering schools. The leaders from all Scandinavian schools also attended the Changemaker Education Summit in Ireland and we arranged the first regional teacher-x-change in Stockholm. We are happy to see that the interest for social entrepreneurship in the Scandinavian region is growing and that many decision makers seem to recognize the potential in creating a well-functioning ecosystem for social entrepreneurship for the good of the society. In this regard, Ashoka Scandinavia was invited to the Norwegian Parliament in June 2016 to share our insight how social entrepreneurship can strengthen the welfare system. We are grateful to everyone who has helped make this year full of impact - with particular thanks to our Fellows, advisory and venture boards, support network members, investors and strategic partners in all three Scandinavian countries. We look forward to continuing to work together into 2017 and beyond.

MAJA FRANKEL Director, Ashoka Scandinavia

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ASHOKA: A GLOBAL HOME OF CHANGEMAKERS ASHOKA IS A CATALYST FOR SOCIAL CHANGE. The world has always known change, but the change we see today is transforming the way we live, work, and interact at a rate and scale never seen before. Technologies have lowered barriers to participation so that everyone can contribute and act collectively more than ever before. As a result, we are living in a truly historic moment where anyone can create positive change. Now is the moment to ensure that everyone knows they can change the world for the better, and does so. We want to live in

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a world where every young person grows up to become an adult changemaker, capable of taking creative action to solve a social problem; a world where the development of young changemakers and the practice of changemaking are the norm. Our vision and understanding of the world comes from Ashoka’s experience in pioneering the field of social entrepreneurship over the last 35 years—finding, selecting, and supporting the world’s leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows). The network of more than 3,200 Ashoka Fellows is implementing system-changing solutions to human and environmental problems in 87 countries. Our work with Ashoka Fellows helps us see patterns of social development across various fields, providing key levers and a new framework for living in the world as a changemaker. We help people see the world differently so they can do differently, fully participating in the new environment. For example, Ashoka is building and activating networks to create fundamental changes in the growing up experience of children and young people so that everyone can become a changemaker.

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CHANGEMAKER SCHOOLS

MEMBERS

FELLOWS

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COUNTRIES

OFFICES

CHANGEMAKER SCHOOLS

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HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD: THE 4 LEVELS OF IMPACT

Ashoka is looking for leading social entrepreneurs who not only deliver direct services and provide immediate alleviation of needs but also work to change mindsets and systems in order to address root causes of a problem with a long-term perspective.

DIRECT SERVICE

SCALED DIRECT SERVICE

Work in populations needing services, food, and/or

Models that unlock efficiency and impact through well-

a direct benefit to their wellbeing. Direct service has

managed logistics of an intervention or solution. Scaled

a clear and concrete feedback loop - you see hungry

direct service benefits large numbers of individuals.

people being fed; students gaining skills through mentorship; or the clients getting legal help.

Examples: The Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, or large scale refugee resettlement programmes.

Examples:

Soup

kitchens,

small-scale

mentoring

programmes for students, legal services for community

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80% FEEL THAT BEING ELECTED TO THE ASHOKA FELLOWSHIP HAS BEEN CRITICAL TO THEIR SUCCESS; 57% OF ASHOKA FELLOWS HAVE CHANGED A NATIONAL POLICY WITHIN 5 YEARS OF ELECTION. 

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SYSTEMS CHANGE

FRAMEWORK CHANGE

A new model that addresses the root cause of a

Change affecting individual mindsets at a large scale,

problem. It often involves policy change, widespread

which will ultimately change behaviours across society

adoption of the methodology by leading organisations

as a whole. Framework Change is not a specific field-level

in a sector, and new behaviours within existing markets

or country-level intervention, but compounds the work of

or ecosystems.

many individual organisations to create a paradigm shift.

Examples:

new

Examples: Universal Human Rights, Women’s Rights, Civil

innovation for women to lift themselves out of poverty.

Micro-credit

is

a

fundamentally

Rights, Democracy, or the idea of Social Entrepreneurship.

Wikipedia democratises the way information is shared online.

IMPACT STAIRWAY HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE OUTCOMES/IMPACT (RESULTS) FROM OUTPUTS (WORK PERFORMED)

7. SOCIETY CHANGES 6. TARGET GROUP´S LIFE SITUATION CHANGES 5. TARGET GROUPS ALTER THEIR BEHAVIOOUR 4. TARGET GROUPS CHANGE THEIR SKILLS

OUTCOMES/ IMPACT (RESULTS)

OUTPUT (WORK PERFORMED)

3. TARGET GROUPS ACCEPT OFFER 2. TARGET GROUPS ARE REACHED 1. ACTIVITIES OCCUR AS PLANNED

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SELECTING AND SUPPORTING LEADING INNOVATORS HOW DO WE IDENTIFY LEADERS CHANGING THE SYSTEMS? Ashoka engages the world’s largest and most powerful network

Ashoka searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs through

of social entrepreneurs by searching for and selecting the world’s

an intensive, human-centered process, selecting them into our

leading social entrepreneurs: Ashoka Fellows. Ashoka pioneered the

global, trust-based fellowship of peers. Across the globe, we use the

field of social entrepreneurship more than 35 years ago, and today

following selection criteria and the process (Venture process) to elect

it continues to build the largest global network of leading social

Ashoka Fellows:

entrepreneurs.

THE SELECTION CRITERIA

CREATIVITY

NEW IDEA

SOCIAL IMPACT

Is this a new

Is the idea

idea, solution or

likely to solve a

approach to a

social problem

social problem,

at a national or

that will change the

international level?

Does the individual approach

ENTREPRENEURIAL QUALITY

ETHICAL FIBRE

Does the individual

Is the individual

have the determination,

trustworthy? Does

ingenuity and realism

he or she have the

which characterise

highest ethical

a world-class

standards?

opportunities and obstacles

pattern in a field?

creatively?

entrepreneur?

VENTURE PROCESS 6-8 MONTHS: Nomination

Final approval by Global Boards of Directors

International evaluation

National evaluation

Selection panel

FELLOW NOMINATION – CONSULTING WITH A GROUP OF EXPERTS The Venture Board is an exclusive group of people from the sector who come together bi-annually to discuss innovations and trends and make Fellow nominations to Ashoka. Ashoka Scandinavia has Venture Boards in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

SWEDEN

NORWAY

DENMARK

Caroline Stiernstedt Sahlborn, Ekskäret

Arne Medlien, Ashoka Support Network

Richard Georg Engström, 4-Growth

Foundation

Bård Stranheim, Innovation Norway

Søren Stig Nielsen, The Shared Value Company

Rebecca Allen Lamptey, Mötesplats Social

Eline Synneva Lorentzen Ingstad, Center for

Nicoline Christophersen, Muse & More

Entrepreneurship at the University of Oslo

Steffen Thybo Drostgaard, Danish Social

Innovation •

Mikolaj Norek, Forum for Innovation Management

Ronnie Schmidt, Reach For Change Sweden

Lina Åkerlund, Inkludera Invest

Irene L. Lystrup, The Crown Prince and Crown

Innovation Club

Princess’ Foundation

Ulrik Haumann, Den Sociale Kapitelfond

Kristine Laake, Reach for Change Norway

Bill Hoover, Ashoka Support Network

Tove Larsson, Inkludera Invest

Silje Grastveit, Impact Hub Bergen

Liza Chong, Design to Improve Life

Funda Sezgi, Impact Hub Stockholm

Siri Nodland, The Norwegian Fundraising

Simona Maschi, Copenhagen Institute of

Jan Lapidoth, Stockholms Stad

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Thomas Berman, SoCentral

Øystein Lunde Ohna, TD Veen

Øyvind Sandvold, FERD Social Entrepreneurs

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THE FELLOWSHIP THE VALUE OF GLOBAL ASHOKA NETWORK ENABLING ENTREPRENEURS TO CHANGE SYSTEMS AND LEAD US INTO A WORLD IN WHICH EVERYONE CAN BE A CHANGEMAKER We make sure that the Ashoka brand, the engagements we curate and facilitate, and the connections we open are valuable to each Fellow. We invite Fellows to make the most of the network through interactions that will increase their chances for deepening their social impact.

Ashoka Scandinavia’s purpose is to help innovative social entrepreneurs make the world better for everyone by tackling the biggest social challenges. According to our 2016 impact evaluation, 8,4/10 of the Scandinavian Fellows are very satisfied by being a Fellow and 40% of them think that Ashoka has played a crucial role in increasing their impact.

ASHOKA SCANDINAVIA IS DELIVERING VALUE FOR OUR FELLOWS IN ACROSS 5 KEY AREAS: PEER-TO-PEER COMMUNITY

NETWORK ACCESS

VISIBILITY

• Connection to over 3,200 Fellows worldwide for collaboration, idea exchange and support

• Access to advice and mentorship from a global network of business leaders • Networking events • Connections to partners, global corporations and philanthropists

• Social media outreach both locally and globally • Media partners and media influencers connections • Speaking opportunities

TRANSFORMATIVE SKILLS

• Workshops and accelerator programs • Access to our local and global pro-bono partners • Personal coaching and leadership training

TIME AND INVESTMENT

• Stipend • Connections to funding partners

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MEET ASHOKA SCANDINAVIA’S NEW FELLOW

KNUT-OVE BØRSETH KJØR FOR LIVET (DRIVE FOR LIFE) NORWAY WE ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME KNUT-OVE BØRSETH TO THE ASHOKA SCANDINAVIA FELLOWSHIP NETWORK.

Knut Ove founded Drive for Life in 2011 to engage troubled youth, otherwise at risk of dropping out of school, through an empowering team framework using adrenaline-filled sports where young participants get to choose their activities, set their own team rules and build a supporting peer-community. By providing a safe space for teenagers to experience a legal high, Knut Ove succeeds in attracting hard to reach youth, while preventing them from seeking that thrill elsewhere. Drive for Life’s programs seeks to promote renewed motivation and building vital life skills.

THE PROBLEM High school dropout is of major concern in many countries worldwide, not least in a knowledge-based society like the Norwegian, with a labour market more and more dependent on knowledge- and service delivery alongside a declining oil industry. A relatively large proportion of Norwegian students drop out of high schools; one in five drops out or fails to complete high school within five years, and among vocational students as much as one in three. Youth outside of education, employment or training, equals a cost of approximately 7 million NOK over a lifetime, without taking into account societal costs from benefit schemes and social interventions. Among the young people who are unable to cope with social pressure across Norway, many currently fall through the cracks in the system and some enter criminal paths, and their potential goes unnoticed.

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THE STRATEGY Drive for Life seeks to support troubled youth to get on a more positive track in life in two main ways; through an appealing framework and by fostering empowerment and the youth’s sense of agency. Overall, Knut Ove seeks to shift the general perception of viewing these youth as troublemakers in society, by showing their unique leadership potential and willingness to thrive as citizens.

THE PERSON Knut Ove grew up on a remote farm in mid-Norway. Through the support of his family, a lot of persistence and a talent for motorsport, Knut Ove won the European Rallycross Championship. Already early in his rally-career Knut Ove met several at-risk youth and identified a wish to belong somewhere among them. He saw that rally driving and other adrenaline filled activities caught their interest and attention.

Find out more about Drive For Life on their website: http://www.kjorforlivet.no/ Read the full Fellow profile on Ashoka’s website: http://www.ashoka.org/en/fellow/knut-ove-børseth

Knut-Ove Børseth, Founder of Drive For Life, Ashoka Fellow Elected in 2016

THE IMPACT IN 2016

GOALS FOR 2017

IN 2016, 87% OF DRIVE FOR LIFE PARTICIPANTS STAY IN SCHOOL LONGER THAN THE REFERENCE GROUP

TO ESTABLISH DRIVE FOR LIFE IN A NEW CONTINENT

33 MUNICIPALITIES HAVE ADOPTED THE CONCEPT THUS FAR 119 AT-RISK YOUNGSTERS PARTICIPATED IN IN DRIVE FOR LIFE HIGH-CONTACT CLUBS (CLOSE MENTORING, INDIVIDUAL REPORTING)

TO SPREAD TO 45 MUNICIPALITIES ACROSS NORWAY AND SWEDEN IN TOTAL TO ENGAGE 250 YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH EVENTS IN EUROPE AND AFRICA

50 YOUNG ADULTS PARTICIPATED IN ROAD-SAFETY PROGRAMS 170 YOUNG PEOPLE ENGAGED THROUGH SPORTS EVENTS IN 5 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

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MEET ASHOKA SCANDINAVIA’S NEW FELLOW

RUSTAM NABIEV SHIFO SWEDEN WE ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME RUSTAM NABIEV TO THE ASHOKA SCANDINAVIA FELLOWSHIP NETWORK.

Rustam Nabiev, an expert mobile tech engineer turned health specialist, is creating tools needed by nurses, families, policy- and decision makers in low-income countries to ensure that every child receives essential preventive health care. Rustam’s MyChild solutions are designed with and for frontline workers, enabling them to easily track individual children and entire communities’ immunization records and preventive health needs over time.

THE PROBLEM Today millions of children in low-income countries die or suffer from preventable diseases like polio, measles, tuberculosis and pneumonia. Every year about 7.5 million children under five years die from these diseases, 70% of them live in ten countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The current preventive healthcare system is failing despite decades of international efforts, with under-vaccination causing the preventable death of 1.5 million people every year. A first step in reducing under-five deaths is ensuring that all children access preventive health care services and receive proper registration.

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THE STRATEGY Shifo’s approach is to unite and create trustworthy relationships between key actors to solve the gaps that stop us from reaching every child, including families, health workers, local and national decision-makers, global NGO:s and foundations. In order to reach this aim, Rustam’s strategy is built on three parts: Firstly, Shifo is designing the tools, systems and structures needed to make preventive healthcare accessible to all. Secondly, Rustam wants to create a behavioral change towards a wider use of eHealth tools and digital systems by demonstrating concrete benefits to these key stakeholders. Lastly, Shifo takes the role as a data broker in the wider health community to promote data transparency

THE PERSON Rustam was born in Tajikistan into a family of doctors. Just after the Soviet independence in 1992, the country was thrown into civil war. Rustam’s family was forced to leave their privileged life in the capital and seek refuge in the rural north of the country. After the civil war, Rustam began his studies in computer science, which he felt would position him for a future of innovation and problem solving. After a university exchange and working as an IT consultant in Germany, he moved to Sweden to study and specialize in how to build mobile infrastructure.

Find out more about Shifo on their website: https://shifo.org/en/ Read the full Fellow profile on Ashoka’s website: https://www.ashoka.org/en/fellow/rustam-nabiev Rustam Nabiev, Founder of Shifo, Ashoka Fellow Elected in 2016

THE IMPACT IN 2016

GOALS FOR 2017

MORE THAN 82,000 CHILDREN WERE REGISTERED AND MORE THAN 18,000 CHILDREN FULLY VACCINATED

TO SCALE MYCHILD SYSTEM, SO THAT IT CAN SUPPORT REGISTRATION AND FOLLOW-UP OF 200,000 CHILDREN BY THE END OF THE YEAR

APPROXIMATELY 195 INDIVIDUALS RECEIVED TRAINING ON MYCHILD CARD IN UGANDA, AFGHANISTAN AND GAMBIA MYCHILD SYSTEM WAS IMPLEMENTED IN 345 HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY POINTS IN UGANDA MYCHILD SYSTEM  WAS LOCALISED AND ADJUSTED TO THE NATIONAL NEEDS OF AFGHANISTAN. THE SYSTEM WAS PILOTED, EVALUATED AND IMPLEMENTED IN 12  HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY POINTS SHIFO BEGAN USING SMS REMINDERS TO PARENTS IN AFGHANISTAN AND UGANDA TO INCREASE DEMAND FOR IMMUNISATION

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ASHOKA SCANDINAVIA FELLOWS UPDATES FROM THE FELLOWS IN SCANDINAVIA

SWEDEN ADMIR LUKACEVIC IDROTT UTAN GRÄNSER (IUG) Overturning the structure of traditional support for immigrants in Scandinavia, IUG uses both common and rare sports, as well as hands-on role modelling as a means to inspire young people from diverse backgrounds. With Sports Without Borders (IUG), Admir is amplifying the voice of young people by changing the way society responds to social differences through new and positive role models, and changing the way young people from segregated areas view their opportunities, potentials and futures.

“A person’s surroundings and relationships strongly influence behaviour and mindset. IUG engages society as a whole to form meaningful interactions and role models for young people and help them see possibilities for their future as members of society.” - Admir Lukacevic

IMPACT IN 2016, 66 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS PARTICIPATED IN IUG’S PROGRAMS. 65 SPORTS CLUBS COLLABORATED WITH IUG. APPROXIMATELY 16,000 CHILDREN JOINED THE PROGRAM ACROSS 5 MUNICIPALITIES (NORRKÖPING, SÖDERTÄLJE, LINKÖPING, NORRTÄLJE, GÖTEBORG). 340 NEWLY ARRIVED CHILDREN PARTICIPATED IN THE EXTENDED WORK DURING AND AFTER SCHOOL HOURS IN NORRKÖPING. 2017 GOALS EXPANDING THE REACH OF IUG TO MORE SCHOOLS IN SWEDEN.

DENNIS LENNARTSSON SIGNREADER After 6 years of elevating sign language to serve a richer purpose, Ashoka Fellow Dennis Lennartsson left ESLC in September 2015 and shifted his work to focus on creating a web tool for sign language translation in developing countries, founding SignReader which he now leads.

JOHAN WENDT CURLY BRACKET & UNG AUTISM Being a serial entrepreneur, after founding Mattecentrum and Kodcentrum, Johan shifted his work to Curly Bracket and Ung Autism during 2015/16. With Curly Bracket, Johan is creating graphic novels and teaching children about computational thinking. Ung Autism offers free habilitation, play sessions and communication practices to children who are already diagnosed with autism and/or in the diagnostic process.

“I have a passion for creating a world where all people have the right to communicate.” – Dennis Lennartsson

“Today a lot of young people say ‘when I grow up I want to be a social entrepreneur’ so the idea of social entrepreneurship in Sweden has gone from people not knowing it existed to something children want to be.” – Johan Wendt

IMPACT CURLY BRACKET REACHED TO APPROXIMATELY 30,000 CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH GRAPHIC NOVELS, BOOKS AND LECTURES. UNG AUTISM REACHED AND HELPED 50 CHILDREN WITH AUTISM.

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SOFIA APPELGREN MITT LIV Mitt Liv – “My Life” was founded on the belief of the equal value of all people and their inner power to grow and develop. The objective is to increase diversity and inclusion in the labour market in Sweden. Via mentoring, Mitt Liv provides opportunities for skilled individuals with an international background. Sofia’s vision is to seize the strengths, motivations and experiences that people bring to Sweden from other countries and cultures, and at the same time, create hope for their futures. 

“As social entrepreneurs we play an important role to be the change we want to see. There is no time to waste because we are needed more than ever.” – Sofia Appelgren

IMPACT 400 MENTEES AND MENTORS HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE MENTOR PROGRAM IN 2016 FISCAL YEAR. APPROXIMATELY 70 % OF MENTEES FOUND SOME KIND OF EMPLOYMENT DURING THE PROGRAM OR SIX MONTH AFTER THE PROGRAM FINISHED. 70 % OF MENTORS GOT NEW IDEAS ON HOW TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE AT THEIR WORKPLACE. 87 % OF MENTORS GOT A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND KNOWLEDGE OF OTHER CULTURES. 2017 GOALS PLANS TO EXPAND NATIONALLY THROUGH DIGITALIZATION TO REACH MORE MENTEES AND MENTORS. PLANS TO EXPAND IN FINLAND AND THE NETHERLANDS.

KARL-HENRIK ROBÈRT THE NATURAL STEP (TNE) The Natural Step is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to inspire scientific research and consensus, education, advisory work, system change initiatives, innovation and research in sustainable development. With TNS and its large network of scientists, universities, business corporations and municipalities, Karl-Henrik is nurturing global environmental progress and envisions a world in which human society thrives within nature’s limits.

“Do we have a chance to arrive at sustainability? From a scientific point of view, the resource potential to live prosperous lives in the future is phenomenal… We can increase life quality all around the world within sustainability constraints, within sustainability principles… We must start to talk with each other in a new way.” – Karl-Henrik Robèrt

IMPACT IN A RECENTLY PUBLISHED SPECIAL VOLUME OF JOURNAL FOR CLEANER PRODUCTION, KARL-HENRIK ROBÈRT AND A GROUP OF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHERS HAVE GUEST-EDITED A WHOLE VOLUME ATTRIBUTED TO “SCIENCE AT SERVICE OF STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY”. IN 35 ARTICLES, THE INTERNATIONAL FRONTLINE OF THIS TOPIC IS DISPLAYED. THE SPECIAL VOLUME CAN BE REGARDED AS A SCIENTIFIC LEGACY OF 27 YEARS SYSTEMATIC TNS DEVELOPMENTS. TNS HAS PRODUCED A NEW WEB-BASED EDUCATION-PROGRAM ON 14 LANGUAGES, WITH 10,000 PEOPLE ALREADY SIGNED-UP. ESPECIALLY IN CANADA, THE NETHERLANDS, ISRAEL AND ITALY, TNS IS SIGNIFICANTLY INFLUENCING THE PUBLIC SECTOR AT DIFFERENT LEVELS. THE FIRST MODEL-NATION APPLYING FRAMEWORK FOR STRATEGIC SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (FSSD) FOR CROSS-SECTOR COOPERATION IS ÅLAND, WHERE THE GOVERNMENT AGREED TO APPLY THE FRAMEWORK ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH ITS MUNICIPALITIES. TNS HAS 12 OFFICES WITH ASSOCIATES AND STRATEGIC PARTNERS IN 54 COUNTRIES. THOUSANDS OF BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS HAVE GONE THROUGH TNS TRAINING AND ARE IMPACTED FROM THE FSSD FRAMEWORK. 87 % OF MENTORS GOT A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND KNOWLEDGE OF OTHER CULTURES.

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ANDERS WILHELMSON PEEPOOPLE Pepoople produced a personal, single-use, self-sanitising, fully biodegradable “Peepoo” toilet that prevents feces from contaminating immediate areas and surrounding ecosystems. Once used, peepoos turn into fertilizers. With Peepoople, Anders is changing the way we think about sanitation, moving from a notion of waste, to a notion where waste is closed loop solution that improves ecosystems and enables people to live dignified and healthier lives.

“When we do business with organizations such as UN, the Ashoka Fellowship represents a proof that we have a viable business model and apply fair standards.” – Anders Wilhelmson

IMPACT 20,000 SCHOOL CHILDREN USE PEEPOO TOILETS IN 100 SCHOOLS. 20 TONS OF PEEPOO FERTILISER IS DELIVERED EVERY MONTH TO FARMS IN KENYA. 1,4 MILLION PEEPOOS DELIVERED TO URBAN SLUMS IN KENYA DURING 2016. 2017 GOALS AS ALL OPERATIONS MOVED TO KENYA DURING 2016, WHERE THE LARGEST PEEPOO PROGRAMME IS RUNNING; IN 2017 A BRAND NEW PEEPOO PRODUCTION FACILITY WILL BE UP AND RUNNING IN NAIROBI. PEEPOOPLE PLANS TO SCALE UP ITS OPERATIONS IN KENYA AS WELL AS IN THE REGION.

NORWAY KJARTAN EIDE TRIVSELSLEDER Trivselsleder is enabling young people to take on empathetic leadership and help create school environments that are enriched with personal leadership, active play and teamwork. Kjartan aims to change the face of communication and interaction among young people by using activities to reduce bullying and promote healthy lifestyles and social interactions among young people.

“We want our program to develop and contribute to inclusive, friendly and respectful students. We believe that the various activities, both physical and others, promote friendship, prevent conflicts and create engagement.” – Kjartan Eide

IMPACT 4 COUNTRIES ACTIVE – SWEDEN, NORWAY, DENMARK AND ICELAND. 60,000 TRIVSELSLEDER LEADERS TRAINED EACH YEAR. 350,000 STUDENTS REACHED BY THE PROGRAM. 1,350 PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS ACROSS SCANDINAVIA. 90% OF SCHOOLS ARE SATISFIED WITH THE TRIVSELSLEDER PROGRAM. 2017 GOALS INCREASING THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANT SCHOOLS IN NORWAY AND SWEDEN. FURTHER DEVELOPING THE PROGRAM FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL AGE (13-16) AS WELL AS FOCUSING ON TRIVSELSLEDER’S OWN CONCEPT ON PLAYFUL LEARNING.

EDDI EIDSVÅG PØBELPROSJEKTET Pøbelprosjektet is a training program for young people that have fallen out of society in Norway. By building their confidence and selfworth, they are empowered to make their way back into education or employment, utilizing their existing resources to contribute to society. Eddi’s mission is to unleash Pøbels’ skills and potentials in contributing to the job market and shaping society beyond Norway.

“To dare to be yourself – you are good enough as you are – and speak good and positive words to young people who have not quite got the pace of life yet.” – Eddi Eidsvåg

IMPACT 776 YOUTH PARTICIPATED IN PØBELPROSJEKTET IN 2016. 82% OF YOUTH PARTICIPANTS REINTEGRATED INTO WORK OR EDUCATION IN 2016. 3,261 YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE GONE THROUGH THE PROGRAM SINCE 2007, OF THESE NEARLY 70% GAINED PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT OR EDUCATION. 2017 GOALS REACHING NATIONWIDE COVERAGE IN NORWAY.

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LONE KOLDBY AKTIVITETSDOSETTEN Aktivitetsdosetten repositions the individual as the focal point of care in eldercare institutions and offers opportunities for active participation by family members, volunteer networks and schools. Lone believes in the power of activity as a key indicator of well-being and has proved that it has an effective tool for empowerment through her work.

“Using Aktivitetsdosetten systematically, we have seen that the wellbeing and joy of life increases and life becomes more stimulating. It has been shown that the activities in some cases can replace painkillers and tranquilizers.” – Lone Koldby

IMPACT IN 2016, 125 HEALTH STAFF TRAINED IN THE METHOD IN 8 MUNICIPALITIES. 19 ACTIVE NURSING HOMES PARTICIPATING. REACHED MORE THAN 800 ELDERLY PEOPLE. IN CERTAIN CASES, DECREASED USE OF SEDATIVES AMONG THE RESIDENTS OF NURSING HOMES. 2017 GOALS 30 ACTIVE NURSING HOMES. SPECIALIZATION CLASSES IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF ACTIVITY.

HEIDI WANG NOEN Heidi is shifting social responses to dementia by building new resources in society for people with dementia that combines an emphasis on early diagnosis and prevention. Through a handtailored treatment program that draws on a person’s qualities, NOEN contributes to better lives for those with dementia and their caregivers.

“To contribute to better lives for people with dementia and their caregivers. Our mission is to change law in Norway leading to individual right to care when diagnosed.” – Heidi Wang

IMPACT 16 MUNICIPALITIES HAVE ADOPTED THE CONCEPT. 112 PEOPLE TRAINED WITH THE METHOD. 430 FAMILIES HAVE USED THE PRESCRIPTION OF NOEN. 2017 GOALS DEVELOPING SERVICE MODELS FOR INTEGRATION WITH PUBLIC SERVICES. 60 MORE PEOPLE WILL BE TRAINED WITH THE METHOD. 5 MORE MUNICIPALITIES WILL ADOPT THE CONCEPT.

MARIT SANNER FORANDRINGSFABRIKKEN Through a participatory methodology and collaborations with organisations, communities, institutions and businesses, young people are evermore influencing the care, education, protection and services they receive. Forandringsfabrikken enables the young people to voice their opinions and reach policy & decision makers in Norway.

“To create a good society for children and young people, we must ask them thoroughly about what is best for them.” – Marit Sanner

IMPACT 800 CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS ENAGED BETWEEN AGE 12-22. 4,000 STUDENTS TRAINED. 20000 GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TRAINED. 1,370 YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE REACHED BY THE SCHOOL PROS PROGRAM. CHILD CARE POLICIES CHANGED IN 200 MUNICIPALITIES. 2017 GOALS FOCUS ON CHILDREN IN CARE, MENTAL HEALTH, SCHOOL SYSTEM AND FOCUS ON LAW/ REGULATIONS.

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HANNE FINSTAD FORSKERFABRIKKEN Forskerfabrikken gives the children the opportunity to engage in science, and most recently math, beyond the school hours. Methods of teaching are aligned with the school curriculum, yet distinct from conventional teaching to provide young learners an opportunity to practice the subject areas hands-on.

“Challenges we face as a humanity here on Earth – climate change, medicine, food production etc. – cannot be solved without science and technology. That is a big part of the solution.” – Hanne Finstad

IMPACT 8,000 CHILDREN BETWEEN AGE OF 8-12 PARTICIPATED IN APPROXIMATELY 20,000 FORSKERFABRIKKEN COURSES. 300 TEACHERS DELIVERED FORSKERFABRIKKEN’S COURSES. 500 COURSES HELD IN 100 MUNICIPALITIES. 99% OF STUDENTS REPORTED THAT THEY ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE & LEARNED SOMETHING DURING COURSES. 2017 GOALS ESTABLISHING SCIENTIST FACTORY, AN INTERNATIONAL VERSION OF FORSKERFABRIKKEN. PILOT SOME OF THE COURSES IN ANOTHER COUNTRY. BUILDING A NEW WEBSITE AND A DIGITAL PLATFORM. INCREASING THE EFFORTS TO REACH CHILDREN FROM DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS.

DENMARK JESPER JUUL FAMILY LAB INTERNATIONAL Family Lab cooperates with families as well as broad range of authorities that work with young people such as teachers, employers and professionals to engage entire systems that relate child development. Jesper Juul is a family therapist with extensive experience working with children and young people with behaviour difficulties, pedagogical development in schools and kindergartens and also with groups of single mothers and parent groups.

“You have to trust children to do their best, but that doesn’t mean that they always do what you think they should do.” – Jesper Juul

IMPACT FAMILY-LAB IS ACTIVE IN 19 COUNTRIES. APPROXIMATELY 2,000 PARTICIPANTS IN LECTURES IN NORWAY AND SWEDEN. REACHING TO OVER 40,000 PEOPLE ACROSS DENMARK, NORWAY AND SWEDEN THROUGH FAMILY-LAB’S. COMMUNICATION CHANNELS. JESPER JUUL’S BOOK ”YOUR COMPETENT CHILD” SOLD OVER 500,000 COPIES.

“The stipend I received from Ashoka for three years has been extremely useful for me and for IUG’s success. In 2014, when I received it, I could employ a person, thus I was able to focus more on getting IUG to grow strategically. Today we have 15 full- time employees and about 40 hourly employees.” - Admir Lukacevic, Founder of Idrott Utan Gränser

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GLOBAL FELLOWS FROM SCANDINAVIA SASCHA HASELMAYER CITYMART Citymart is improving the quality of the urban population by helping cities discover and implement social innovations. By bridging innovators and the decision-makers in cities that procure solutions, a global marketplace is created to deliver high-impact social innovations faster, cheaper and with more accountability and transparency.

“Smaller cities can play an important role in driving innovation in or near metropolitan areas of major cities and creating new markets.” – Sascha Haselmayer

IMPACT 120 CITIES INTERESTED IN PBP (PROBLEM BASED PROCUREMENT) IN 2016. 300 CITY STAFF TRAINED IN PS (PROBLEM SOLVING). 600 VENDORS TRAINED. 220 PROBLEMS REPORTED. 2017 GOALS INCREASING THE NUMBER OF CITIES INTERESTED IN PBP TO 200 AND THE NUMBER OF PROBLEMS REPORTED TO 450.

THORKIL SONNE SPECIALISTERNE Thorkil is transforming the way society perceives autism from viewing it as a handicap to recognizing that in some settings it can be a competitive advantage. Specialisterne is harnessing the special characteristics and talents of autistic people as a means to help them secure meaningful employment.

“We need a different language. We have to talk about different learning profiles instead of deficits. Labels are really hard to get rid of. This takes a big mindset shift.” – Thorkil Sonne

IMPACT 1,000+ AUTISTIC PEOPLE IN JOBS DIRECTLY THROUGH SPECIALISTERNE IN 11 COUNTRIES OR THROUGH PARTNERS AND IMITATORS GLOBALLY. 50-100% OF EMPLOYEES IN SPECIALISTERNE IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES WORK AT COMPANY CLIENT SITE. 2017 GOALS EXPAND THE GLOBAL SAP AUTISM AT WORK PARTNERSHIP TO CHINA AND MEXICO. EXPAND TO NEW BUSINESS AREAS ACROSS THE SPECIALISTERNE GROUP.

JOHANN OLAV KOSS RIGHT TO PLAY Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Working in more than 20 countries around the world, Right To Play programs engage children in learning by using specially-designed play activities to deliver lessons that benefit their health, promote peace, foster critical life skills and enhance the overall quality of education. IMPACT 99% OF STUDENTS IN RIGHT TO PLAY CLASSROOMS COMPLETED THEIR ACADEMIC YEAR COMPARED TO 86% OF STUDENTS IN NON-RIGHT TO PLAY CLASSES IN GHANA. 91% OF CHILDREN PARTICIPATING IN RIGHT TO PLAY PROGRAMS UNDERSTAND HOW MALARIA IS TRANSMITTED COMPARED TO 59% OF CHILDREN IN NON-RIGHT TO PLAY PROGRAMS IN BENIN. 80% OF RIGHT TO PLAY PARTICIPANTS IN LEBANON HAVE DEVELOPED STRONG CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS, A 10% INCREASE AFTER JUST 18 MONTHS OF PROGRAMMING. 96% OF PROGRAM TEACHERS ACROSS 5 WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES TAKE ACTION TO SUPPORT THE INCLUSION OF GIRLS COMPARED TO 70% SUPPORT FROM NON-PROGRAM TEACHERS.

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LIISA PETRYKOWSKA IGNITIA Liisa Petrykowska elected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2014 by Ashoka Ghana. As Liisa recently moved to Sweden, Ashoka Scandinavia is more than happy to welcome her into our global network. Liisa developed the first reliable weather forecasting model for near-equator areas, which produces highly accurate weather predictions with regional and seasonal outlooks, monthly trends, and rain predictions. By creating an entirely new and accurate formula for predicting weather in these parts of the world, Liisa can provide customized weather forecasts, early warning alerts, and climate data sets allow farmers to increase their yield and efficiency by timing planting, cultivating, and harvesting. IMPACT 5 COUNTRIES ACTIVE – GHANA, MALI, SENEGAL, BURKINA FASO AND NIGERIA. 100,000+ FARMERS SUBSCRIBED ACROSS WEST AFRICA . 135,971+ HECTARES OF LAND WERE IMPROVED AS A RESULT OF IGNITIA’S INNOVATION. MAINTAINED A FORECAST ACCURACY OF 84%+ ACROSS THE REGION. 15+ PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL AND REGIONAL NGOS AND ORGANIZATIONS. 2017 GOALS REACH 500,000 FARMERS. INCREASE THE FORECAST ACCURACY TO ABOVE 84%. INCREASE NUMBER OF PARTNERSHIPS TO 30+. PROBLEMS REPORTED TO 450.

ORRI VIGFUSSON THE NORTH ATLANTIC SALMON FUND (NASF) The North Atlantic Salmon Fund campaigns and lobbies for the preservation of wild North Atlantic salmon populations. It works with governments, private organizations, netsmen and the salmon fishing industry to restore salmon stocks to historic abundance, arrange alternative sustainable fishing for the netsmen, stop destructive commercial salmon fishing and help salmon return to their native habitats. For the past 15 years, Orri has orchestrated an international effort to conserve and restore the wild Atlantic salmon. IMPACT THROUGH CONSERVATION AGREEMENTS, NASF SAVED BETWEEN 5-10 MILLION NORTH ATLANTIC SALMON.

HOW DOES ASHOKA SCANDINAVIA SUPPORT FELLOWS? Becoming a part of a global community of like-minded individuals, networking possibilities and stipends are some of the benefits Ashoka provides for the Ashoka Fellows. Below are a few examples of how Ashoka Scandinavia supported the Ashoka Fellows in 2016. · Rustam Nabiev received a stipendium for 3 years through Making More Health initiative, thanks to Ashoka’s global partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim.

· Lone Kolby and Hanne Finstad received legal support by Ashoka Scandinavia’s pro bono partner Wikborg Rein. · Knut Ove Børseth participated in The Ashoka Globalizer, Ashoka’s global platform for leading social entrepreneurs to scale their ideas and to increase their impact. Along with providing networking possibilities in multiple regions, The Globalizer allowed Knut Ove to meet with key contacts in Asia that are essential for Drive For Life’s expansion to the region.

· Johan Wendt participated in Ashoka Wellbeing Project, a global initiative focused on cultivating a shift in the field of social change toward one that is healthier and more supportive of inner wellbeing. · Liisa Petrykowska received support from Ashoka Scandinavia’s pro bono partner Women Executive Search for hiring a new team member.

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INTRODUCING ASHOKA CHANGEMAKER SCHOOLS Ashoka aims to foster a world where every young person is empowered to bring about lasting positive change in their communities, organizations, lives and society. We seek to enable more young people to become changemakers; ready and able to address social challenges, drive change and thrive in a rapidly changing world now and in the future. To reach this goal, we collaborate with schools who focus on fostering changemaker skills of empathy, creativity, leadership and teamwork – schools that are providing pupils with opportunities to create and lead from a young age and to develop skills that unleash the full potential in themselves and in others. Ashoka Changemaker Schools is a global network launched to identify, connect and support innovative schools around the world. Once selected, the Ashoka Changemaker Schools are connected with each other and with Ashoka’s community of social entrepreneurs and supporters from different sectors with the aim of reshaping the traditional education system. To achieve a fundamental transformation within the field of education, where changemaker skills become essential in teaching and learning, we support and disseminate the ideas and practices of these exceptional schools. In 2012, Ashoka launched the Changemaker Schools programme globally and has since selected and supported over 260 schools from across the U.S., Africa, Asia and Europe. Ashoka Scandinavia initiated the programme in the region in 2014 and so far has selected 5 schools.

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WELCOMING 2 CHANGEMAKER SCHOOLS FROM DENMARK INTO OUR GLOBAL NETWORK THE SELECTION CRITERIA

VISION Changemaker Schools are committed to helping every student become a changemaker. Changemaker Schools also understand - and can articulate - why they are doing so.

INNOVATION Changemaker Schools are pioneers - have a track record of innovation and leadership - and encourage innovation throughout the school.

INFLUENCE Changemaker Schools have the authority, reputation, and relevance needed to influence others in the education sector.

ACTIVE LEARNING Pupils are active contributors, learning in an environment of facilitation. Experiential learning permeates the school day.

CHANGE TEAM Changemaker Schools have a Change Team comprised of teachers, parents, students and others who are entrepreneurial, collegial and ethical - who share the Everyone a Changemaker vision - and who demonstrate commitment to realising the vision in their own school and beyond.

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark School Type: Public, Upper Secondary School Age group: 16-19 Number of students: 1,088 Year Elected: 2016

Location: Snaptun, Denmark School Type: Private, Multi-level “Efterskole” (9-10th grade) Age group: 14-16 Number of students: 140 Year Elected: 2016

Ørestad Gymnasium’s vision “Tomorrow Today – We educate changemakers” aims to develop education that prepares young people to become changemakers in the local and global community. The school wants to show that education can and must change in order to prepare students for the future. Among other efforts, the school has organized team of teams for teachers to innovate around the concept of teaching where the students are regarded as active producers rather than consumers of knowledge.

True North Efterskole (TNE) works with strength-based learning to promote personal leadership and life skills. Founded in 2012, TNE works as a model for the 21st century school where new, researched ideas can be tested out in a safe environment. The school uses creativity and an alternative curriculum with focus on academic, social and personal skills to improve the students’ performance. TNE believes that these three areas are equally essential in order to navigate and thrive in the 21st century, in life and at future workplaces.

Examples of changemaking:

Examples of changemaking:

Since the architecture at Ørestad Gymnasium is open – the classrooms either don’t have any walls, or have walls made of glass - students are aware of each other at all times. It gives them the feeling of being a part of one big community, where they learn to respect one another.

At TNE the students are taught the subject Unlocking Potential (UP), created and developed by the school itself. During these sessions students are educated 11 themes based on leadership, social entrepreneurship and competencies for personal development.

The school leadership actively empowers teachers and students to invent new ways of doing things and are willing to take risks. They believe that creativity is born from stretching our thoughts and stepping out of our comfort zone from time to time.

TNE uses a range of research based learning styles including peer-to-peer exercise. TNE uses the student assessment tool “Ruben” with individual goal setting around academic and personal development (for example social skills).

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MEET SCANDINAVIA’S CHANGEMAKER SCHOOLS RÖSELIDSSKOLA GRÅBO, SWEDEN Röselidskolan is a public Swedish primary school that is successfully working to bring entrepreneurship and real-life problem solving into the school curriculum. They are simultaneously changing Gråbo as a municipality, and the perception of education as a whole. The school is a tought leader for innovative learning in the region. The school has had many visits from national and international school leaders and educationalists, as well as representatives from large-scale EU education projects.

FRYSHUSET GRUNDSKOLA STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN Fryshuset primary school is a unique school that combines the students “passions” (basketball, dance, music, skate, soccer, etc.) with academic education. Through practicing their passion, the students feel more motivated and push themselves to excel in the academic field, while developing their social skills and sense of being active members in society. Fryshuset is seen as a hub for young changemaking in Scandinavia with the vision: “We enable young people to change the world through their passions.” All teachers and staff must sign off to this before they start working at Fryshuset, and are expected to live these values and act accordingly. Fryshuset is not only a school; it is often referred to as the largest youth center in Scandinavia. Above all it is a vision based on the conviction that encouragement, confidence, responsibility and understanding are necessary in order to enable young people to develop their innate abilities and find their way into society.

YBC (YOUNG BUSINESS CREATIVES) NACKA, SWEDEN YBC’s vision is “our students will change the world” and is aiming to be a creative meeting place for a lifelong learning in an ever changing world. The school practices entrepreneurial learning – one of few schools in Sweden doing this –, which is also very rare in public schools. The aim is to have the students lead their own education and focus it to what they are interested in. The architecture of the school is created to build an innovative environment where teamwork and transparency is leading. The center of the school is a plaza – where students and teachers study, work and socialize together. Classrooms, the principal’s office, teacher’s office and reception – all equally equipped with glass walls, surround the plaza and are built to promote integration and teamwork. The school became the precursor of the term “the future classroom” in Sweden – and that more schools are following now

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SCANDINAVIAN CHANGEMAKER SCHOOLS IN IRELAND Scandinavian Changemaker schools participated in Ashoka’s Changemaker Education Summit at Killarney, Ireland between 19-22 October, 2016 for experience exchange. During the summit, Changemaker schools staff had the chance to participate in various workshops, listen to speakers from different European countries and expand their professional networks. 

“Through Ashoka Changemaker Schools network, we met several schools that is interested in student exchange as well as key actors from OECD which felt very positive. Now there are more potential partners to collaborate in the future for us.”

Lennart Nilsson, Principal of Röselidsskolan, Ashoka Changemaker School

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CHANGEMAKER PRINCIPAL SPOTLIGHT

IN ORDER TO CHANGE THE WORLD, IT IS IMPORTANT TO GAIN NEW PERSPECTIVES

“ASHOKA IS AN INSPIRATION, IT IS ALSO A SUPPORT AND A CONTACT PROVIDER.”

Young Business Creatives (YBC) is a public high school with about 460 students run by the municipality of Nacka, in Stockholm, Sweden. Oskar Sjögren is the principal of the school since 2011 and they became a Changemaker School in 2015. He explains that YBC’s aim is to be an open school towards society, not a closed one. “If we are going to change the world, we need different kinds of people in this school.” YBC is very proud to be part of Ashoka Changemaker Schools network. “We are chosen to be part of a larger context, which allowed us to gain numerous contacts within Sweden as well as internationally. These new connections and networking opportunities that Ashoka provided has helped us to develop our school. It is a good combination that YBC’s and Ashoka’s vision is aligned, in addition to that, Changemaker Schools program allowed us to make our ideas more concrete to realize this common vision”, says Oskar Sjögren. Introducing other schools with a similar vision to each other and creating a platform where they can exchange ideas is one of the most significant strengths of Ashoka’s Changemaker Schools program. Oskar Sjögren explains YBC’s communication with other schools as following; “We took part in a conference in Berlin. The participants were not only from Changemaker schools, but there were also nine innovative high schools from all over Europe. It was a fantastic opportunity to be able to learn from each other. We are also in touch with other Changemaker schools in Sweden, which will be a launch pad for a Scandinavian cooperation.” “Ashoka is an inspiration, it is also a support and a contact provider” summarizes Oskar.

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Students of True North Efterskole are being interviewed by South Korean television, which they met through the Ashoka Network.

“True North Efterskole is very appreciative of being a part of the Ashoka Changemaker Schools network. Our school was founded to be a pedagogical lighthouse for the education of young people. Through this global network, we are able to meet like-minded schools that inspire us to become better. Ashoka also gives us the opportunity to share what we know with the world.�

Nicolai Moltke-Leth Founder, True North Efterskole, Ashoka Changemaker School

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ASHOKA SCANDINAVIA’S YOUNG CHANGEMAKERS PROGRAM Imagine if everyone in society took the initiative to address problems and lead positive change. The greatest contribution that Ashoka can make is to increase the number of changemakers in the world who develop new solutions to issues, mobilize others, and improve society. We believe that the key factor for success for every community – be it a company, a city or a country – is the proportion of its population who are changemakers. We also believe that the skills and mindset of a changemaker will be central to the success of every individual, in particular in an economy and society that are defined by change.

teamwork as well as supporting those with an entrepreneurial mind-set to develop and strengthen their ideas on driving social change.

Through Ashoka Scandinavia’s Young Changemakers program, we are working with leading young changemakers to help them master the core skills of empathy, creativity, leadership and

On the following pages, you will find three examples on activities that we undertook during 2016 in order to support young changemakers.

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It is crucial to nurture ecosystems in which young social entrepreneurs can come together and creatively collaborate on finding innovative solutions to emerging social problems. Similarly, the youth should be encouraged to respond quickly and effectively to these problems in ways that their adult counterparts cannot.


ADVICE FROM THE YOUTH ON CULTIVATING CHANGEMAKING AT SCHOOLS A changemaker is someone who is taking creative action to solve a social problem and changemaking involves empathy, creativity, leadership and teamwork. Although these skills are essential to our thriving, they are almost entirely absent from the educational experience of most young people, with often a narrowing focus on reading, maths and the acquisition of

academic grades. A good place to start is to listen more to young people’s own advice on their learning and how schools can promote these skills. We have therefore met young people during 2016 Almedalen week and brought together their advice on how schools can promote these abilities:

• LET US BECOME BETTER AT UNDERSTANDING OUR OWN AND OTHER PEOPLE’S SITUATION AND PRACTICE EMPATHY. • TEACH US TO LEAD OURSELVES TO FIND MOTIVATION AND DIRECTION IN LIFE. • WE WANT TO LEAD AND INFLUENCE. • GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND COLLABORATION. • MAKE SCHOOLS CREATIVE AND ENJOYABLE PLACES.

CHANGEMAKER BOOTCAMPS Ashoka Scandinavia and Raoul Wallenberg Academy have arranged and ran several Changemaker Camps and Bootcamps that specifically target young changemakers with ideas on how to drive social change in their communities. These interactive sessions allowed us to meet young social entrepreneurs between the age of 16-21 at Malmö and Stockholm. We received positive feedback from the young

social entrepreneurs who contributed to these sessions,“The Bootcamp gave me inspiration and the necessary tools such as the guide book. What distinguished this Bootcamp from other trainings is that you focus on networking and collaboration between social entrepreneurs and mentors”, explains one of the participants.

“The bootcamp gave me inspiration and the necessary tools such as the guide book. What distinguished this bootcamp from other trainings is that you focus on networking and collaboration between social entrepreneurs and mentors.” During the Bootcamp for young changemakers, arranged by Ashoka Scandinavia and Raoul Wallenberg Academy.

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IT HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER TO CHANGE THE WORLD

In 2016 Ashoka Scandinavia developed a practical method guide towards aspiring social entrepreneurs and young changemakers together with Raoul Wallenberg Academy titled “Det har aldrig varit enklare att förändra världen” (It has never been easier to change the world). The guide aims to support young people to identify themselves as changemakers through introducing the term social entrepreneurship, give inspiring examples as well as providing concrete methods, tools and key recommendations. To ensure that we build the guide on the actual needs from the target group, we formed an advisory board consisting of 10 young changemakers, to get their valuable advice and input throughout the creation and design process of the guide book. The reason behind writing this guide is to encourage and empower young social entrepreneurs to develop their solutions to social problems, but also to inspire teachers and educators to incorporate the examples and tools into their classrooms. In October 2016, the first copy of the guide book was presented to Anna Ekström, Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training at the Swedish Parliament.

“Many young people come to us and ask for support and guidance to advance their ideas on improving society. Until now, there has not been any concrete material that contains personal experiences from social entrepreneurs and also provides further guidance and support for the youth. We hope that the guide will help more young people to understand and train the skills, such as empathy and teamwork, which we know are central to social change, thus contributing to the creation of more good ideas” – Maja Frankel, Director of Ashoka Scandinavia. In 2017/18 we are planning to digitalize the guide so it can reach even more young changemakers!

Ashoka Scandinavia’s director Maja Frankel, Raoul Wallenberg Academy’s Operations Manager Sarah Bohman and young changemakers Diana Saleh and Lowe Smith Jonson is presenting the method guide to minister Anna Ekström at the Swedish Parliament.

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The guide book and the exercises can be reached and downloaded free of charge on our website!

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ASHOKA’S FINANCING MODEL

ASHOKA SCANDINAVIA IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION AND DOES NOT ACCEPT PUBLIC FUNDING*. ASHOKA ONLY ACCEPTS DONATIONS FROM BUSINESSES, FOUNDATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS. ASHOKA SCANDINAVIA’S FISCAL YEAR RUNS FROM SEPTEMBER 1 ST THROUGH AUGUST 31 ST. 2016 IS THE ORGANIZATIONS FIFTH BUDGET YEAR.

BETWEEN 2015-2016 ASHOKA SCANDINAVIA’S REVENUE CAME FROM: Fellow stipends from global investors 12%

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Global investors 13%

Regional investors 15%

Regional Ashoka Support Network (ASN) members 60%

*As a non-governmental organisation, Ashoka is politically and religiously independent and does not accept public funding.

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THE ASHOKA SUPPORT NETWORK (ASN) A GLOBAL NETWORK OF BUSINESS LEADERS FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION The Ashoka Support Network (ASN) is a global community of successful, innovative leaders from a variety of fields who connect with the world’s leading social entrepreneurs to accelerate positive social change. They support Ashoka financially as well as strategically, offering their time, networks and expertise.

The ASN is made up of 350 business leaders across 22 countries. Network members are business entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, top executives and consultants. There are currently 16 members in Scandinavia, each with engagements that suit their particular skills, interests and availability.

JOINING ASHOKA SUPPORT NETWORK

three years when joining the Network.ASN members deeply value the role Ashoka plays in sourcing, selecting and supporting the world’s leading social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, and therefore, commit to an annual standard financial contribution in order to help sustain Ashoka’s efforts.

Ashoka Support Network members are deeply committed to making change happen through their efforts. They recognize, as with any major undertaking, that social change doesn’t happen over night. As such, ASN members commit to a minimum of

LATEST MEMBER OF ASHOKA SUPPORT NETWORK IN SCANDINAVIA: SUSANNE MUNCH THORE – PARTNER, WIKBORG & REIN Susanne Munch Thore is Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office and is part of the firm’s corporate finance and tax group. She specializes in corporate and securities law. Susanne is the latest member of Scandinavian Ashoka Support Network. She joined the network in December, 2016 and explains her motivations as following;

“I have known Ashoka through Wikborg & Rein being a partner on the legal side in Norway, and have thus come to know both Ashoka Fellows and Supporters.”

“I THINK ASHOKA IS THE RIGHT ANSWER TO SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND I ADMIRE THE FELLOWS AND WOULD LOVE TO CONTRIBUTE. BEING A PART OF THE NETWORK IS AN HONOR AND A CHALLENGE.” “Among all the social challenges, I think youth is an important group in all respects – getting them on the right track early on. Everyone can contribute positively in society in one way or the other, and we have to add to the options and the various ways of making this possible.”

“What I am looking forward to over the coming year with ASN is to getting to know more Ashoka Fellows as well as the contributors, and to support them as far as I can.”

Susanne Munch Thore, partner at Wikborg Rein in Oslo.

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ASHOKA SUPPORT NETWORK MEMBERS IN SCANDINAVIA 2016

Anders Eckhoff Norway, 2013

Andreas Enger Norway, 2014

Arne Medlien Norway, 2011

Bill Hoover Denmark, 2010

Cecilia Kragsterman Sweden, 2015

Finn Eide Norway, 2016

Fredrik Strรถmholm Sweden, 2009

Gustav Bard Sweden, 2009

Harald Norvik Norway, 2012

Jan-Olof Backman Sweden, 2010

Jarle Erik Sandvik Norway, 2011

Lars Sรถderqvist Sweden, 2014

Lennart Grebelius Sweden, 2012

Tharald Nustad Norway, 2011

Tomas Bjรถrkman Sweden, 2016

Odd Christopher Hansen Susanne Munch Thore Norway, 2016 Norway, 2010

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ASHOKA’S INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO 21ST CENTURY’S COMPLEX SOCIAL PROBLEMS Cecilia is a part of Ashoka Scandinavia’s advisory board and she provides support in coaching both Fellows and the staff members.

“IT IS VERY INSPIRING TO SEE THE ASHOKA CHANGEMAKER SCHOOLS’ APPROACH TO EDUCATION AND HOW THESE SCHOOLS ARE WORKING WITH SOCIAL ISSUES THROUGH ENCOURAGING THE

CECILIA KRAGSTERMAN – IMPACT INVESTOR, COACH AND MENTOR Cecilia Kragsterman joined Scandinavian Ashoka Support Network in 2015 after already being introduced to Ashoka UK in 2012. “Ashoka is an amazing organization, supporting changemakers and social entrepreneurs all around the world. Through sharing my skills and experience with Ashoka, I contribute to our common goal of making this world a better place”, explains Cecilia why she joined Ashoka Support Network.

STUDENTS TO FIND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS.”   Cecilia considers Ashoka’s global network as  a great strength and she emphasizes the significance of a comprehensive organization when it comes to finding solutions to social challenges; “One is able to benefit from the combined experience of Ashoka Fellows and Changemaker  Schools at a global scale and does not have to reinvent the wheel.”

During Impact Journey that Ashoka Scandinavia arranged in 2016, Lars had the chance to visit one of the Swedish Changemaker Schools, YBC, for the first time. “I am very impressed by YBC’s ability of combining the entrepreneurial and social commitment with creativity in a structured way. The school offers the students a clearly stated methodology to allow them to scale their projects”, he says.

LARS SÖDERQVIST – PARTNER, WESSLAU SÖDERQVIST LAW FIRM Lars Söderqvist has worked with financial issues since 1985, specialising in business law and civil law matters within the financial area. He is a member of Ashoka Support Network in Scandinavia since 2014 and provides support to Ashoka in strategic thinking. “An acquaintance of mine was already part of the network, and I thought I should join as well after hearing more about Ashoka’s work within the social entrepreneurship field”, he says “Ashoka Support Network brought inspiration to me from all the members I met in the network. To see their energy and to observe that they are truly passionate about their cause helps oneself to dare to think differently. It is not very common to possess such levels of creativity in our society, therefore it is very important for us to express thoughts and ideas in situations where Ashoka is not currently present to influence more people to become changemakers.”

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“When it comes to students, I am most inspired by their way of seeing themselves not only as a part of a school project but something bigger. Certain skills the students gain through studying in one of Ashoka’s Changemaker Schools, will be very useful for them outside the school and in the future. During our visit to YBC, some of the students said that actively involving in social projects has changed their personality in a profound way. They have a very functional approach to it, everyone understands why they are doing the things they are doing. I do not recognise that from my own school years, where we were mostly asking “Why are we doing this?”. I also appreciate that the school values the wellbeing of the students and provides e.g. stress management. Taking an exam can cause a lot of stress, and a stressed student will not perform her/his best at a test so it is good to see that knowledge is measured in other ways.” “Ashoka is a global network and networking platform. There have always been individuals who are entrepreneurs with a social commitment, but there is a risk that they end up starting disconnected initiatives. The greatest benefit of Ashoka is to be a network, where the social entrepreneurs can share their experiences and learn from each others’ insights from different contexts.”


STRATEGIC PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

VINGE “TO BE ABLE TO WORK WITH AN IMPRESSIVE ORGANIZATION LIKE ASHOKA, TO SUPPORT THE FIELD OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND TO PROMOTE CHANGEMAKERS BOTH INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY WILL ENABLE US TO INFLUENCE REAL POSITIVE CHANGE”

benefits us as an organization – at the very least through new experiences, industry insights and contacts – as well as those we serve. To be able to work with an impressive organization like Ashoka, to support the field of social entrepreneurship and to promote changemakers both internally and externally will enable us to influence real positive change.”

“VINGE SUPPORTS ASHOKA SCANDINAVIA AS A PRO BONO PARTNER IN LEGAL MATTERS IN ORDER TO INVEST IN THE PEOPLE AND PATTERNS OF COLLABORATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP THAT ARE NECESSARY IN AN EVERYONE A CHANGEMAKER WORLD”

Vinge is one of Sweden’s premier law firms and a pro-bono partner of Ashoka Scandinavia since 2011. Vinge’s support not only consists of legal guidance to Ashoka Fellows but also access to their central offices and meeting rooms for our events. Jesper Schönbeck, partner at Vinge, explains the impact they wish to create within Vinge and their community through having pro bono partnership with Ashoka Scandinavia as following; “Breaking new ground has been our mantra since day one. Vinge’s proven reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship makes us the leading law firm in modern Swedish business law. This is not only to be the natural choice for clients, but also for employees, students and other important stakeholders. The opportunity to work on projects where we can be both open and proud about what we do

Jesper Schönbeck, partner at Vinge in Stockholm.

During 2016, Vinge offered their central office buildings to Ashoka Scandinavia for hosting various events, including venture panel, team days and impact day.

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Welcoming the participants to Impact Day, a full day of workshops

ASHOKA IMPACT DAYS 2 DAYS OF NETWORKING, WORKSHOP AND IDEAS EXCHANGE

In October 2016, Ashoka Scandinavia gathered its network of social entrepreneurs, Changemaker schools staff, Ashoka Support Network members and partners for two days full of inspiration and idea exchange. The aim with arranging Impact Days was to give an insight of how Ashoka’s vision of Everyone a Changemaker World™ might look like in everyday life –  a world where more people have the courage, the will and the ability to solve the problems they experience.

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IMPACT JOURNEY Impact Journey began with parallel sessions of breakfast workshops followed by field trips that gave approximately 40 participants a concrete example of individuals and places where Changemaking happens everyday. Many of Scandinavian Ashoka Fellows were on place during the day. Some of them, namely Lone Koldby, Heidi Wang, KarlHenrik Robért, Knut Ove Børseth, Rustam Nabiev and  Liisa Petrykowska shared their way of steering social change with the participants. 

We visited one of our Changemaker Schools to see how young learners develop their Changemaker Skills (e.g. empathy and creativity) during school hours. Later in the journey, we focused on the integration issue in Scandinavian context through a workshop which is facilitated by the participants from Ashoka Young Changemaker Camp. The journey ended with presentations about complex social problems and how to bring a system change to tackle these issues. 

NIGHT OF IMPACT In the evening of the journey, during the Night of Impact, an audience of approximately 120 people gathered to celebrate Ashoka Scandinavia’s recently elected Fellows (Rustam Nabiev and Knut-Ove Børseth) in 2016 and two new Changemaker Schools from Denmark. Moreover, Ashoka Scandinavia officially launched the new guide book, which targets young social entrepreneurs along with a panel discussion about promoting changemaking at schools.

IMPACT DAY Second day of Impact Days offered the participants eight different workshops and idea exchange sessions centered around two main themes; “social innovation and entrepreneurship” and “education of children and youth” which is suggested by the network itself. Fellows, teachers/educators and partners held workshops in their area of expertise, such as wellbeing, innovation processes, long-term performance management and other topics. 

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It’s the combination: big idea with a good entrepreneur: there’s nothing more powerful. – Bill Drayton, CEO and Founder of Ashoka

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ASHOKA

INNOVATORS FOR THE PUBLIC Globally, Ashoka does not accept government funding in order to be an independent organization. Instead, to be able to work towards our vision of creating a world where everyone has the courage and ability to identify and act on solving problems around them, we rely on support from individuals, foundations, companies and other organizations that are equally committed to our vision, mission and work.

Most importantly, on behalf of Ashoka staff, Ashoka Fellows and Ashoka Changemaker Schools, we would like to take the opportunity to thank our investors, strategic partners and network members for their generous contributions. Ashoka’s work in creating positive systemic societal change would not be possible without your dedication, expertise and especially your passion in sharing our vision.

* This year’s financial report provides financial results from the previous fiscal year.

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ASHOKA SCANDINAVIA FINANCIAL REPORT 2015-2016 INCOME STATEMENT

SEK

2015

2016

OPERATING INCOME Donations

3 351 593

2 554 398

124 113

6 494

3 475 706

2 560 892

Personnel costs

-2 223 959

-2 226 448

Other external costs

-1 696 736

-859 958

0

0

-3 920 695

-3 086 406

34 443

8 080

Interest expense

-14 303

-12 730

TOTAL

20 140

-4 650

Result after financial items

-424 849

-530 164

NET PROFIT/LOSS FOR THE YEAR

-424 849

-530 164

Other operating income TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES

Other operating expenses TOTAL RESULTS FROM FINANCIAL ITEMS Other interest income

RESULT

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BALANCE SHEET

SEK

2015

2016

ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Current receivables

341 000

68 844

3 966

22 578

1 721 932

896 997

Total current assets

2 062 932

965 841

TOTAL ASSETS

2 062 932

965 841

Restricted equity

1 551 039

1 126 190

Accumulated profit/loss

1 551 039

1 126 190

Profit/loss for the year

-424 849

-530 164

TOTAL EQUITY

1 126 190

596 026

Other liabilities

356 877

61 095

Accrued expenses & deferred income

579 865

308 720

Total current liabilities

936 742

369 815

2 062 932

965 841

Other receivables Cash & bank balances

EQUITY & LIABILITIES SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY

CURRENT LIABILITIES

TOTAL EQUITY & LIABILITIES

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WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR INVESTORS & STRATEGIC PARTNERS

OTHER PRO BONO SERVICES

Ashoka Scandinavia also would like to thank to Birgitta Ohlin and Ingrid R. Andersson for providing valuable pro bono services in personal/leadership coaching.

ADVISORY BOARDS SWEDEN

NORWAY

Gustav Bard, Ashoka Support Network

Anders Eckhoff, Ashoka Support Network

Jesper Schรถnbeck, Partner Vinge

Andreas Enger, Ashoka Support Network

Fredrik Strรถmholm, Ashoka Support Network

Odd Christopher Hansen, Ashoka Support Network

Cecilia Kragsterman, Ashoka Support Network

Arne Medlien, Ashoka Support Network Harald Norvik, Ashoka Support Network Tharald Nustad, Ashoka Support Network Jarle Erik Sandvik, Ashoka Support Network

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OUR TEAM

Maja Frankel Director

Christina Lidén HR, Finance and Operations Manager

Emma Lindgren Interim Director and Program Manager

Helga Ø. Tønder Co-Director Scandinavia, Country Director Norway

Ezgi Dahlberg Project and Communications Trainee

Camilla Backström Senior Advisor

Søren Stig Nielsen Contact person, Denmark

Tharald Nustad Contact person, Norway

ASHOKA SCANDINAVIA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS Konstanze Frischen: Global leadership team

Lucy Perkins:

Roger Harrison:

Ashoka global board

Jesper Schönbeck: Partner, Vinge Sweden

Arnaud Mourot:

Ashoka European Leadership Team

Diana Wells:

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President, Ashoka

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ASHOKA SCANDINAVIA HOW TO GET INVOLVED Ashoka works towards our vision of an Everyone A Changemaker World in collaboration with individuals, companies, organizations, and foundations. These supporters work with us as investors, strategic partners or individually.

Ashoka Scandinavia’s partners share our vision and values, and support Ashoka Fellows and Ashoka initiatives that promote social innovation and changemaking in Scandinavia.

INVEST IN ASHOKA Investors are companies and organizations that work closely with Ashoka to support current -or co-create new- initiatives with us. Investors also enble us to select and support new Ashoka Fellows.

BE A STRATEGIC PARTNER Ashoka’s strategic partners work with us to increase our and our fellows’ social impact. Partners are forward thinking and leading companies working in the areas of communications, finance, strategy and legal, to name a few.

JOIN THE ASHOKA SUPPORT NETWORK (ASN) Ashoka Support Network is a global community of 350+ accomplished professionals. Members share our understanding of entrepreneurship as a driving force for economic and social development. ASN invest in Ashoka, and also support Fellows, Changemaker Schools and Ashoka Scandinavia in our work to accelerate positive social change.

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SUPPORT ASHOKA Private individuals support Ashoka by volunteering in their area of expertise and by providing relevant services to support Fellows, Changemaker Schools and Ashoka Scandinavia. You can also follow Ashoka’s newsletter to keep up with the social entrepreneurship sector in Scandinavia and to get updates about Ashoka’s work.


ENGAGE WE ALWAYS WELCOME NEW CONNECTIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS! • BECOME AN ASN MEMBER • BECOME A STRATEGIC PARTNER • NOMINATE A FELLOW/CHANGEMAKER SCHOOL • BECOME AN INVESTOR • APPLY TO OUR CHANGEMAKER CAMPS Please reach out to scandinavia@ashoka.org

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN MORE? FOLLOW US ON TWITTER www.twitter.com/AshokaScand FIND US ON FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/Ashoka.Scandinavia VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.scandinavia.ashoka.org

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