Ashoka''s mission is to create a competitive, entrepreneurial, and globally integrated citizen sector and to develop the profession of social entrepreneurship. Since 1981, Ashoka has identified, invested, and brought together more than 1500 leading social entrepreneurs in more than 53 countries around the world.
In the present political and social state in many of the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, Ashoka is well placed to help leading social entrepreneurs step forward with leadership and ideas for a more open, developed and democratic future.
Ashoka’s roll out plan in Egypt and the Arab world would build on the methodology we have developed and refined while launching 53 other countries including Egypt’s regional office in 2003.
Ashoka envisions a world where Everyone is a Changemaker: a world that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change. We want to bring about a change in the existing mentality, to instill the notion that everyone can be a social entrepreneur, creating effective and systemic social change within his or her field and region. The only things that are needed are commitment, passion, creativity and originality.
Ashoka wants to realize this by shaping a citizen sector that is entrepreneurial, productive and globally integrated.