Nordic Young Changemakers
It takes an ecosystem to raise a Changemaker – at Ashoka Nordic we co-lead with youth in building a Nordic Changemaker community.
A Changemaker is an empathetic, creative and solution-oriented individual who seeks to create positive impact in the local community. The young Changemaker goes from idea to action in solving societal challenges and mobilizes others to support the cause.
Ashoka has over the years engaged over 40,000 young Changemakers worldwide. In the Nordic region we work closely with youth advisory boards, conduct capacity trainings, provide Changemaking tools to youth and educators, as well as advocate for youth leadership towards inclusive and sustainable development.
The Nordic young Changemakers are at the forefront of our work. We co-create bold initiatives and jointly work towards the vision of setting up an ecosystem that activates and supports Changemakers.
Gabriella Kärnekull Wolfe
Changemaker of the Year Sweden 2018 and founder of #intedinhora
I have my own experience of abuse and see how children and women in society are continuously exposed to it. This makes me angry, and it is the anger that is my driving force. It's the anger of how society looks that drives my will to change it.
Want to nominate the Young Changemaker of the Year?
Changemaker of the Year is an award that highlights young changemakers and their ability to bring about positive societal change. This year, the Changemaker of the Year award will be given to two young changemakers in Finland who will be supported by experienced mentors and experts in their field. We will also connect the changemakers to the global Ashoka network of young changemakers and give them the opportunity to participate in events and develop their solutions further with peer support from all over the world.