The Programme was split into two phases
The strategy phase
The implementation phase saw the social entrepreneurs decide on a set of milestones to work on together with senior leaders at IKEA to implement and start their systems change journey.
Both phases have now completed and a full impact report will be published later in 2020, but early indications are that the programme has been a success with many of the participating social entrepreneurs reporting ‘a shift in their impact focus’.
Read the story of Anne-Sofie, one of the IKEA co-workers who supported Allison Silva with her work running training for Bolivian entrepreneurs, helping expand job opportunities for people in her country.
- Allison Silva
Fundacion Empreender FuturoAllison increases the ability for vulnerable people to improve their social status by democratizing access to business information and services.
- Dan Drescoll
AnouDan has created Anou, a community of artisans working together to reshape Morocco's artisan economy so that it works for them rather than against them.
- Daniel Kerber
More Than SheltersDaniel prototypes dignified living concepts for refugees, bridging crucial stages of their journeys.
- Fernando Assad
Programa VivendaFernando developes affordable renovation kits that fix the issues that most impact health in the favelas in Brazil.
- John John
Grassroot Tea CorporationJohn is creating a new model for small tea growers to organize themselves, manufacture and sell tea to markets directly while influencing policy.
- Liisa Smits
IgnitiaLiisa provides farmers in Ghana with climate data sets that allow them to increase their yield and efficiency by timing planting, cultivating, and harvesting.
- Nani Zulminarni
PEKKANani is reversing the pattern of discrimination against women in Indonesia by educating and enabling them to provide for their families.
- Neelkanth Mishra
Center for Aquatic Livelihood-JaljeevikaBy helping farmers see the economic opportunity in cooperating, Neelkanth has reached 50 000 farmers and successfully integrated in-land fisheries in six states' livelihood programs.
- Scott Stiles
Fair Employment AgencyScott shifts domestic worker agency models to one that erases fees to workers and re-aligns incentives at each link along the recruitment chain in Hong Kong and the Philippines.
- Suraiya Haque
PhulkiSuraiya has developed self-sustaining models for workplace-based care centers at factories and offices, enabling economic emancipation for women in Bangladesh.
- Wietse van der Werf
Sea Ranger ServiceWietse combines empowerment of unemployed youths and re-integration of navy veterans to provide a solution to the monitoring of marine protected areas.