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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

A facilitated journey of un-learning and re-learning, to overcome our unconscious biases and make changemaking open and inclusive for everybody. 

Course dates & times: 

To be hosted between January and April 2024. 

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About the learning journey

This is an invitation to join us in a safe and brave space where we can all learn from each other as well as Ashoka Fellows and other community members who work in the field of DEI. Alongside DEI experts and practitioners from across the world, we offer space for self-reflection on unconscious bias, power dynamics, leadership and strategies for inclusion with a special focus on intersectionality. This learning journey will comprise of facilitated sessions and community of practice meetings.  

Valuing diversity and creating a space where all are seen, respected, and included is central to building a world of changemakers or else we risk contributing to a deeper divide, between those who have time, space and support to be changemakers and those who do not. Join us in unpacking the complexity of cultivating a DEI-informed practice in the context of social change.  

Learning objectives: 

  • Unlearn the unconscious biases, perspectives and narratives that impact the way we perceive the world and act for social impact. 
  • Gain knowledge from global DEI experts sharing their experience and best practices to achieve DEI in our work. 
  • Engage in peer-reflection with like-minded changemakers. 

Who this is for

This experience is open to: 

  • Ashoka Fellows and members of their team 
  • Ashoka Young Changemakers 
  • Ashoka Support Network members (ASN) 
  • Ashoka staff 
  • Ashoka corporate partners and their employees 
  • Ashoka School Change leaders and educators 
  • Other Ashoka allies and collaborators 

If you are not yet part of the Ashoka network, you are also welcome to apply. We might ask you to share more context about your work or to join a quick selection interview. 

In the next edition, the dates and times of the sessions will be most suited to participants from Europe, Africa, Arab World and Asia. 

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Practical information


  • Introduction to DEI: 2 bi-weekly online intro sessions of 2h30min   
  • DEI Deep Dives: 4 bi-weekly online sessions of 90min   
  • Community of practice meetings: 2 quarterly meetings of 90min 


January-April 2024. Exact dates will be announced soon. 


We encourage participants to take part in the whole experience. The intro sessions are compulsory as they will set the base for further discussions. Certificate of participation will be offered to those who will be participating in five or more sessions. 

Support our work

This learning journey is offered free of cost thanks to the generosity of our community. To help us develop new content and make sure it is accessible to more changemakers please donate to Ashoka today! Any contribution is deeply appreciated.

-    Ashoka Fellow Michael Sani worked with others to create 40x more impact after implementing a systems change strategy as a result of taking this course in-person. 

Michael Sani
Michael Sani

“The course helped us build a profound understanding about the root causes of the problem and not only work on the symptoms. Taking the time and reflecting is the prerequisite for working on the right issues”

Julia Kleeberger
Cofounder and Managing Director of Junge Tüftler*innen
Julia Kleeberger

-    “I really enjoyed real life cases and examples to demonstrate that dramatic change is feasible, and that it all starts with simple ideas, step by step. It gives me hope and motivation to keep going."

Mauricio Graciano

Module Leader & Facilitator