Changemakers United Online Summit

The Changemakers United Online Summit has been the most visible milestone of this initiative. On May the 20th 2020 we gathered our global community to meet the 20 social entrepreneurs invited into the program and their systemic solutions to the pandemic and its consequences.

This page is a summary of the event where you can find pictures, quotes, videos and impacts in media.

“Welcome to the largest Ashoka online gathering”

1500 people showed up for the welcome ceremony of the summit, where the 20 social entrepreneurs invited into the program briefly shared their initiatives with the public. Also, Marie Ringler, leader of Ashoka Europe, Rubin Ritter, co-CEO of Zalando (founding partner of the initiative) and Matthias Schefelmeier, director of Changemakers United shared their views on the Covid-19 crisis and the goals of the program.

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20 approaches to Covid-19

1 Nobel Peace Laureate as speaker

2769 registrations

1500 attendees

30 impacts in media

Break Out Sessions

No one left behind for lack of direct healthcare or equipment

How are social innovators ensuring we address the first priority in this global pandemic? A conversation with Ashoka Fellows Carmen Pellicer, Caroline Kant, David Cuartielles, Dorica Dan and Krystian Fikert.

Vulnerable groups: a priority in our response to the pandemic

Refugees, women facing domestic violence and young people: How can we ensure their vulnerable situations are addressed properly? A conversation with Ashoka Fellows Ana Bella Estévez, Jèrèmy Lachal, Lone Koldby, Ole Kassow and Volker Baisch.

Elderly and families in times of Covid-19

How do we reconcile work and family in times of Covid-19? How do we make sure our elders are connected and participate? A conversation with Ashoka Fellows Lone Koldby, Ole Kassow and Volker Baisch

Returning to the past or transforming our learning ecosystems?

Education models and learning tools for children and youth in times of Covid-19. A conversation with Ashoka Fellows Fellows Emer Beamer, Jen Lexmond, Massimo Vallati and Thorsten Kiefer

Approaches to reliable information in times of Covid-19

How are social innovators ensuring everyone has access to reliable and truthful information during the pandemic? A conversation with Ashoka Fellows Mehmet Atakan Foça, Mike Feerick, Walburga Fröhlich & Klaus Candussi

Empowering political and economic responses to the crisis

Lobbying governments, supporting indebted citizens or starting new ventures: citizen empowerment will be key in defining our new reality. A conversation with Ashoka Fellows Alberto Alemanno, Radek Hábl and Pablo Santaeufemia

“We need to globalize compassion and build a supply chain of gratitude”

We had the privilege of counting with Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate and Ashoka Fellow since 1995 as the keynote speaker of the event. Mr Satyarthi shared his  views about the current crisis and the need to be resilient, hopeful and to turn fear into compassion.

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Pictures

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