Welcome to Ask an Expert

Our partners do incredible work to help families living in poverty improve their livelihoods and to protect the planet. The Ask an Expert series gives you a behind-the-scenes look at what they're working on and how they're doing it.

Even better, if you join the live sessions, you can ask questions directly to the IKEA Foundation staff and our partners.

Each Ask an Expert session is about 45 minutes long, and we edit many of them to share on the IKEA Foundation Podcast, which you can find by clicking here.

We hope you enjoy engaging with our partners!


Kenneth Lavelle

SELCO Foundation

Harish Hande

Purpose & IKEA

Jessy Tolkan & Jessie Macneil-Brown

Start Network & REAP

Sarah Klassen & Jon Stone

Root Capital

Willy Foote & Katie Naeve

Ingka Group

Jesper Brodin

Commonland & IKEA

Willem Ferwerda & Sharla Halvorson

International Rescue Committee

Barri Shorey

Oxford University & Gapminder

Alexander Betts & Ola Rosling

The HOME Project

Sofia Kouvelaki


Jacqueline Novogratz

Clean Air Fund

Jane Burston


Abubakarr Jalloh


May Mei


Ravi Venkatesan

COP Champions

Laurence Tubiana & Nigel Topping


Dr. Maria Guevara & Josh Karliner

What Design Can Do

Richard van der Laken


Damilola Ogunbiyi