ChangemakerXchange brings together some of the world’s top social innovators, who have dedicated their lives to solving a social problem and have the skills and mindset to collaborate for collective impact.
A DYNAMIC, PARTICIPANT LED AGENDA
ChangemakerXchange has no panels, no power-points, no guest speakers or site visits. We believe the magic comes through an open and flexible participant-led agenda which leverages the collective intelligence of the group. There is a strong emphasis both on maximizing social impact and on personal wellbeing.
We are strong believers in ‘placemaking’ and that the venue of an event has a profound influence on the dynamics of the group. Therefore we run ChangemakerXchanges in beautiful and unique retreat style locations away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The ChangemakerXchange is a global collaboration platform for young social innovators. It gathers some of the world’s most exciting changemakers at impact retreats in beautiful spaces around the world for the exchange and co-creation of ideas.
Meet the Changemakers
Milena Glimbovski Co-Founded the world’s first zero waste supermarket; Original Unverpackt, letting customers buy only what they need, making organic food affordable and completely cutting out all kinds of packaging. She also created ‘Ein Guter Plan’ an inspirational diary for Changemakers which was one of the social start up scene’s most impressive crowd-funding campaigns last year.
Josh Babarinde is Founder and Chief Executive of Cracked It, a social enterprise training at risk young people to repair cracked iPhones as an entrepreneurial route away from gangs, crime and anti social behaviour. After Brexit he also co-founded More United, a non- partisan political campaign that aims to enable open, tolerant British people to participate in and change politics.
Adam Harris was 18 years old when he founded AsIAm.ie, an organisation working to build an Ireland where every person with autism can “live and succeed as they are”. Founded based on his experiences of living with Asperger syndrome, AsIAm provides a central online hub for the autism community, which aims to inform and empower those affected, their families and supporters.
The ChangemakerXchange platform is co-created by Ashoka and
the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
The ImpactAimers youth camp sprung from a collaboration at ChangemakerXchange Istanbul 2013, it is entirely organised and facilitated by fellow changemakers from across Europe and North Africa and is aimed at empowering youth at the beginning of their changemaker journeys to find their own best way of contributing positively to society.
Many Changemakers are working in various ways to improve the personal wellbeing of people working in social change. There is a growing consensus that self care and maximum social impact are inextricably linked. Collaboration projects have included recipesforwellbeing.org and Protons – a set of empowering activities to help participants overcome negative feelings.
Rehab Eldalil, Evelien Buynsters, Robin Liendeborg, Tito Spinola, Mehdi Bennaceri