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...
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.
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...
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...
Corporates and Social Entrepreneurship collaboration: a win-win situation
Launching the third edition of the Ashoka & IKEA Social Entrepreneurship partnership.
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.