Creating New Pathways in Retail to Support People with Disabilities in India

This article features Ashoka Fellow B.S. Nagesh, founder of TRRAIN and participant in the third edition of the Dela programme, a global systems change accelerator co-created by Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship.

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When technology meets equality: creating tech job opportunities for at-risk groups

Frédéric Bardeau created SIMPLON in 2013 as an alternative route to the technology institutions that exclude disadvantaged groups from training and, therefore, the job market.

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As Housing Costs Soar, A Revolution In Affordable Homes

This article features an interview with Stacey Epperson, founder of Next Step Network and participant in the second edition of the Dela programme, a global systems change accelerator co-created by Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship.

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What happens when living spaces encourage wellbeing?

During World Refugee Day, it is important to recognize how protecting human rights extends to cultivating living environments that encourage wellbeing, a sense of security and opportunities for expanding livelihoods. Despite the obstacles to improving living conditions amidst widespread social...

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Success as a growth-blocking factor.

Dominika Szaciłło, founder of the grassroots movement “Uwaga, śmieciarka jedzie” in Poland, is radically limiting the volume of trash accumulating in landfills by introducing a new role to the system: trash brokers. Through her participation in the third edition of the Dela programme, a systems...

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Being the change

Hear from Åsa Skogström Feldt, Managing director of IKEA Social Entrepreneurship BV, in this blog where she shares her insights from the Dela programme: a global systems change accelerator programme co-created by Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship.

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Amplifying the power of food for social change through the Dela programme

The Social Gastronomy Movement is a global network of grassroots organizations, chefs, academics, entrepreneurs, farmers and companies that uses the power of food for social change. Last year, Nicola Gryczka joined the Dela programme to continue prioritizing the perspectives of those who are often...

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Unleashing a more inclusive environment for development

After participating in the Dela programme, a global systems change accelerator co-created between Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship, the social enterprise Access Bangladesh Foundation is fleshing out key changes to produce reliable and comparable disaggregated data about persons with...

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How Co-Creation Strategies Lead To Success: An Example In Affordable Housing

In 2011, Kentucky-based social entrepreneur Stacey Epperson set out to address the shortage of safe, affordable housing, a problem she knew well from her upbringing in rural Appalachia. 
In the years since, Epperson has been doing exactly this, an effort that has required collaboration with lenders...

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Corporates and Social Entrepreneurship collaboration: a win-win situation

Launching the third edition of the Ashoka & IKEA Social Entrepreneurship partnership.

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No more mismatch between competencies and needs

Welcome to our fifth and last special episode of a podcast series developed in collaboration with Leading with social impact. In this episode, we present you to the Nordic Ashoka Fellow and founder of the first reliable weather forecasting model for near-equator areas, Liisa Smits.

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The spillover effect of sustainable livelihoods

Today, we have the pleasure of introducing you to Sazzad Hossain, one of our three new Fellows that have been selected within the Dela Programme, a collaboration between Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship.

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World Refugee Day 2021

This World Refugee Day, IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and Ashoka acknowledge the work of those supporting refugees all around the world.

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Rebuilding the housing industry

Stacey Epperson, Ashoka Fellow, president and founder of Next Step Network, is one of the twelve leading social entrepreneurs participating in the second edition of the Dela programme, a co-created programme between Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship.

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Mitt Liv selected by Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship to participate in the Dela Programme

Mitt Liv is proud to announce its participation in the Dela Programme, a global accelerator co-created by Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship. Supporting selected social entrepreneurs from around the world in their effort to scale up their operations in the most efficient way, the programme has...

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Meet our new Ashoka Fellow Pranshu Singhal, Founder of Karo Sambhav

Today, we have the pleasure of introducing Pranshu Singhal, our first new Fellow who has been selected as part of the Dela Program, a collaboration between Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship.

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“I am very thankful to feel part of this worldwide movement of changemakers", Vincent Lagacé

Today, we have the pleasure to introduce Vincent Lagacé, one of our two new Fellows that have been selected as part of the Dela Program, and one of the social entrepreneurs who will participate in the next Dela accelerator, a collaboration between Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship.

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Three leading Social Entrepreneurs receive a EUR30k grant after participating in the Dela Program

Three of the social entrepreneurs who completed the Dela programme have received a grant of 30 000 € which is helping them to overcome financial constraints and implement their innovative solutions towards greater impact and large-scale systemic change.

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Read the latest insights from the Dela Accelerator program

In April 2019, the Dela Accelerator was co-created by IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and Ashoka to support social entrepreneurs and their innovative solutions for solving global challenges.

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How two women teamed up to expand entrepreneurship in Bolivia

The story of a leader at IKEA and a Bolivian social entrepreneur who collaborated across continents. Her first day in La Paz, Bolivia, Ann-Sofie Gunnarsson found herself suspended 13,000 feet in the air. Moving along the city’s cable car transit system — the tallest in the world — Ann-Sofie, a...

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