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.
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...
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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...
Last day - Leadership Day
Today was the third and last day of the Dela Summit. The day was a time for the Social Entrepreneurs to reflect and get to know each other better. Together we have experienced two fun and hectic days, so therefore today was a chance for all to take a step back, and for the first time since we got...
Day Two: Implementation Day
As one door closes, another opens. Today, the Dela Accelerator went from the strategy phase to the implementation phase. The IKEA Strategy Advisors handed over the work to the IKEA Implementation Advisors, and the work continues between them and the Social Entrepreneurs.