Blue Wing is a program that gives wings to Changemakers working to transform society.
Transforming health care
via mobile technology Josh Nesbit
architecture revolution Jason F. McLennan
one village at a time Al Harris
- through soccer Mel Young
A world of safe housing
for all Elizabeth H Strand
entrepreneurs in Japan Ashoka Japan
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TOTAL BLUE WINGS
1WING = 1JPY
"WING" is a unit created by the Blue Wing program to measure the amount of flight support provided to Changemakers.
Flight or cash donations are made to Changemakers at a rate of: 1WING = 1JPY.
"DONATE MILES" to Changemakers at a rate of 1 mile = 1 WING.
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Madagascar and marine resources - a co-dependent relationship. Marine preservation is also related to 'living'. Learn more about Al Harris's work. https://www.ana-bluewing.com/en/changemakers/al_harris/ #al
【Al Harris (Dr. Harris)】 Al went scuba diving in the Philippines when he was 18, and the experience inspired him to study for a Doctorate in Marine Science. While researching coral reef degradation in Madagascar in 2001 he found the local fisheries and coral reefs were in steep decline. Conservation was urgently needed to reverse these trends, but conventional government-imposed protected areas were seen to carry too great a cost to the fishing communities that depended on the region’s reefs for survival. He founded Blue Ventures as an ecotourism-funded social enterprise to support and finance new approaches to locally-managed marine conservation. Models for fisheries management pioneered by Blue Ventures have since been replicated along thousands of kilometres of coastline, inspiring a new movement in locally managed marine conservation in Madagascar. Today Locally Managed Marine Areas – conservation zones run by the fishing communities – cover over 11% of Madagascar’s seabed, and Blue Ventures’ models are being replicated elsewhere in the Indian Ocean. Marine conservation and sustainable fishing - a co-dependent relationship. Learn more about Al Harris's work. https://www.ana-bluewing.com/en/changemakers/al_harris/ #al
【Josh Nesbit】 Perhaps surprisingly, most of our planet’s remote areas have good cellphone coverage, and yet cellphone users in those places often lack basic medical services because there is no infrastructure to deliver them. Josh founded ‘Medic Mobile’ to change this. New drugs and treatments are vital for improved healthcare, but useless if there is no way to get them to those most in need. The awful inequality Josh witnessed in Malawi inspired him to change. His ultimate goal is for all seven billion people on this planet to have ready access to basic health care. Now, ANA’s Blue Wing are flying Josh around the World to extend health care to another 100 million people by 2020. https://www.ana-bluewing.com/en/changemakers/josh_nesbit/ #josh
Ashoka was founded in 1980 to support social entrepreneurs, who innovative ideas transform social systems at a grassroots level. Since then, we have identified and cultivated thousands of entrepreneurs with unique global-scale solutions to urgent social problems. We offer professional support services and connections to a global social entrepreneurs' network now spanning 89 countries.
Our ultimate goal is to foster an "Everyone A ChangemakerTM" world - encouraging citizens to not just rely on their governments or nonprofits, but to take the initiative in tackling social problems and building a better world.
ANA has been ranked "five stars" for three consecutive years.
One of Asia's leading airline companies, the ANA Group remains true to its roots, reaching for new challenges as we strive to benefit society and help create a future full of possibilities.
ANA's dedication to excellence underscores our commitment to help tackle global social issues.
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