Create UNAOC Welcomes Ashoka and Soliya as 2012 Partners

Create UNAOC Welcomes Ashoka and Soliya as 2012 Partners

The 2012 Create UNAOC Challenge, a mobile app competition co-organized by the UNAOC, Learning Games Network and The Education Arcade to promote intercultural dialogue, is excited to announce the addition of two supporting partner organizations this year: Ashoka and Soliya.

Ashoka is a global organization based in Arlington, VA that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs ‒ individuals with innovative and practical ideas for solving social problems. The organization currently operates in over 70 countries and supports the work of over 2,000 social entrepreneurs, elected as Ashoka Fellows.

Soliya is a non-profit organization that uses internet technology to shift the way societies resolve their differences from a confrontational and coercive approach to one defined by cooperation and compassion. Their core program is the Connect Program, a cross-cultural education program that directly connects university students in the US, Europe, Middle East and North Africa.

The Create UNAOC Challenge will announce its 2012 finalists on 21 December 2012. These five teams will be invited to participate at the UNAOC Forum in Vienna, Austria (27-28 February 2013), where the winner will be selected by forum delegates.

Organizations, media outlets, and companies interested in partnerships can contact Create UNAOC at

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