Revolutionizing the housing market in Brazil
Ashoka Fellow and Dela accelerator participant Fernando Assad’s nonprofit organization Vivenda provides safe and secure housing solutions that improve the quality of life and dignity of lower-income Brazilians. Vivenda's work is revolutionizing the construction industry and placing customers at the...
Driving innovation forward: Unveiling the Scoping and Experimentation phase of the Dela accelerator programme
The global Dela partnership between Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship offers a unique Fellowship experience leveraging the organizations’ expertise and networks. The partnership includes the flagship Dela Accelerator, which supports established social entrepreneurs to continue developing their...
How neurodivergent individuals can drive business growth
Specialisterne Foundation Founder Thorkil Sonne explains how embracing neurodiversity in the workplace benefits both businesses and individuals on the spectrum.
This article originally appeared in CEO Magazine.
The future of diversity in the workplace: refugee integration in the job market.
When thinking of refugee integration, the job market is always a topic. So, it is not surprising to know that, when asked, ‘What makes you feel integrated?’, employment is the first aspect mentioned by refugees.
Harnessing Collective Intelligence for a better future: Dela Accelerator and UNDP Accelerator Labs Join Forces
We are thrilled to announce a new collaboration between the global Dela accelerator and United Nations Development Programme Accelerator Labs. This collaboration aims to harness collective intelligence, contributing to paving the way for a more inclusive and sustainable world.
Promoting Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Practices
With the growing need to preserve the environment and mitigate climate change, sustainable gardening has emerged as a meaningful means to reduce carbon emissions and support biodiversity. In this context, Ashoka Fellow and Chief Executive Officer at Green Savers, Ahsan Rony, has been addressing...
Press release: IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and Ashoka’s Dela program connects 200+ experts from the global social innovation sector to strengthen the ecosystem
During the 2022 Changemaker Summit in Brussels, IKEA Social Entrepreneurship has announced their expanded support to social entrepreneurs by renewing their partnership with Ashoka to continue the global “Dela” program. In Swedish, “Dela” means to share. Both IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and Ashoka...
Eight participants of the Dela Accelerator receive experimentation funding to advance their systems change journey
In the current edition, eight of the eleven accelerator participants have kick-started the experimentation phase to focus on an element of their revised systems change strategy and test some of the key milestones to achieve it.
Unplastifying the planet
We’re focused on finding and disseminating the most updated information about plastic pollution and related issues. We want to dig deeper into how excessive plastic use harms our health and the environment and how regulations can impact the amount of waste and pollution we generate.
Why Rafael Rincón believes we can “change the world by eating”
The new Ashoka Fellow reflects on why collaboration matters as world hunger rises - Rafael’s organization is decentralizing food banks and tackling food waste by working across sectors and alongside communities that feel the impact of food issues the most. In less than two years, Gastronomía Social...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...