Ashoka/Robert Bosch Stiftung Changemakerxchange Program 2019 in China, Ethiopia, Spain and Nigeria (Fully-funded)

Ashoka/Robert Bosch Stiftung Changemakerxchange Program 2019 in China, Ethiopia, Spain and Nigeria (Fully-funded)

Deadline: February 17, 2019

Applications are open for the Ashoka/Robert Bosch Stiftung Changemakerxchange Program 2019 in China, Ethiopia, Spain and Nigeria. Calling young social innovators to become part of Changemakerxchange! Spend 5 unforgettable days in secret locations in nature, followed by the chance to join a global community of the world’s top young changemakers!

Co-created by Ashoka and Robert Bosch Stiftung, ChangemakerXchange is a global collaborative community for young changemakers to connect, share and develop cross-border collaborations. It 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.

Event Details

CXC Ethiopia

  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Date: May 20th – 25th
  • Theme: Women Empowerment
  • Eligibility: East African countries

CXC Nigeria

  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Date: April 9th-13th
  • Theme: Generic (For changemakers working in all fields)
  • Eligibility: West African Countries

CXC Barcelona

  • Location Barcelona, Spain
  • Date: May 29th-June 1st
  • Theme: Generic (For changemakers working in all fields)
  • Eligibility: Europe & MENA

CXC China

  • Location: Hangzhou, China
  • Date: 24th -28th May
  • Theme: Generic (For changemakers working in all fields)
  • Eligibility: South, East, S-E Asia


ChangemakerXchange covers your travel costs to/from the venue as well as all of the conference costs for all four nights and five days (including hotel accommodation, inner city travel, food, entrance fees, etc.).

However they expect you to cover your own visas, local travel to airport in your own country and from the airport to the venue in the host country (in very limited cases they may be able to support with some of these costs, please reach out to them). They also request a small application contribution of 15 USD (making exceptions for those who are unable to contribute) to cover their costs of thoroughly reviewing a large number of applications.


Applicants for ChangemakerXchange:

  • Must be between 18-30 y/o.
  • Should lead, co-lead, have founded or co-founded their own social venture / initiative which is up and running and addresses a relevant social problem. They are unable to accept applicants with an idea only or who are volunteering for an organisation.
  • Must have a good level of English that enables them to understand, present, and collaborate throughout the summit.
  • Should have the skills and know-how to be part of a special community of collaborative young social entrepreneurs and be willing to play an active role within this community.
  • Must be a fit with the values of the CXC community
  • Must be located in an eligible country to the summit they are applying for
    • For CXC Barcelona the eligible countries are: Europe (including Turkey, European Russia and Southern Caucasus, Armenia, Georgia & Azerbaijan) MENA (including Maghreb, North Africa, Middle East)
    • For CXC Nigeria the eligible countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.: This summit will be bilingual in French and English. Please note you will be able to apply and answer the questions in French but the application questions are only available in English so please use an online translator / get help.
    • For CXC Ethiopia the eligible countries are Burundi, Dem Rep Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. * We will also have a limited number of places available for Changemakers outside of the region but they will then have to organise and cover their own flight costs.
    • For CXC China the eligible countries are Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Timor Leste, Thailand and Vietnam.


Click here to apply.

For more information, visit Changemakerxchange.