Ashoka is uniquely able to provide a truly global perspective, team, and platform. In 2013, the East Africa team made the commitment to invest in 13 inter-office exchanges. This meant encouraging a Kenyan colleague traveling in Germany to extend her trip by visiting our Ashoka colleagues in Berlin, offering to host global meetings (Nutrients for All), and building a temporary team of teams to host our Changemaker Summit, with colleagues from India, Egypt, and Japan joining to help out. We even hosted a storytelling competition where colleagues nominated the top Ashoka storyteller, and we flew the winner to Kenya to make a film about our new Changemaker schools. At the end of the year, we actually had more than 30 exchanges with global colleagues spending time in East Africa or the East Africa team getting to know teammates and colleagues abroad. And all at $0 extra cost to us as each visitor was able to cover all their own costs and justify the time/travel they invested in building their own more global team, experiences, and understanding.