IKEA Foundation Week events

Be inspired by voices of hope at the IKEA Foundation Week. During the week-long program of events you will have the chance to join online activities and hear stories about how the IKEA Foundation is making brighter futures for families and children around the world. These live events were hosted by the IKEA Foundation staff and their partners

We hope you enjoyed the live events! Did you miss one? You can rewatch any of them using the YouTube link below.

Monday 7 June

IKEA Foundation Week Kick-off with Jesper and Per
2021-06-07 10:45 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by IKEA Foundation

Join IKEA Foundation CEO Per Heggenes and Ingka Group CEO Jesper Brodin to kick-off IKEA Foundation week.

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Green Enterprise Internships
2021-06-07 11:30 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by Going to School

Connect to young people in rural Bihar, in the field, on their beekeeping internship. Chat to them, the beekeeper & see how outdoor green enterprise internships are enabling young people to learn while schools are closed.

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IKEA Russia kick-off
2021-06-07 12:00 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by IKEA Foundation

This is a private event for IKEA Russia co-workers. Check your inbox for an invite!

Clean Air Fund logo
Why does air pollution matter?
2021-06-07 13:00 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by Clean Air Fund
Increasing Incomes & Taking Control: Kenya’s young micro-entrepreneurs
2021-06-07 14:00 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by Shujaaz

In Kenya 900,000 young people leave school in search of a job every year – but only 10% ever find one. How can this gap be filled? By changing mindsets and social norms so that entrepreneurship is seen as a viable and preferred choice for youth to earn an income and take control over their lives. Join us to hear how how our partner Shujaaz Inc is using the power of social media and multi media campaigns to help young entrepreneurs build a brighter future for themselves and their communities.

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Tuesday 8 June

Intro to the IKEA Foundation
2021-06-08 10:00 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by IKEA Foundation

Join IKEA Foundation CEO Per Heggenes as he gives an introduction to the IKEA Foundation. Great for those who don’t yet know us, or a refresher for those who do.

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Let's talk Climate with Liz and Jesper
2021-06-08 13:45 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by IKEA Foundation

Join IKEA Foundation Climate Leader Liz McKeon in conversation with Ingka Group CEO Jesper Brodin about all things Climate!

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Femmes et communautées renforcées pour des paysages vivants
2021-06-08 15:00 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by Rainforest Alliance

Durant cette session, Nadège Nzoyem et Leila Yassine discuteront du rôle que les femmes jouent dans le mouvement de la gestion durable des paysages forestiers critiques du Cameroun.

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Wednesday 9 June

Sustainable Energy for a better planet and improved lives
2021-06-09 10:00 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by SELCO Foundation

Join SELCO Foundation along with Lynn Maxwell and Craig Moffat, IKEA IWitness ambassadors from the UK to learn about how SELCO Foundation is improving lives using sustainable energy in India.

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The COVID situation in India with Doctors Without Borders (Médecins sans frontières)
2021-06-09 11:30 CET Convert to your timezone

This is a private event for IKEA India co-workers. Check your inbox for an invite!

IKEA Portugal with Rainforest Alliance
2021-06-09 13:00 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by Rainforest Alliance

This is a private event for IKEA Portugal co-workers, check your inbox for an invite!

Healing Agriculture: How one of the biggest threats to biodiversity and climate can be turned into an opportunity
2021-06-09 14:00 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by Rainforest Alliance

Agriculture is one of the main drivers of climate change and biodiversity loss globally. But what if our global farming system could not just reduce harm to the health of the Earth, but also improve it? Regenerative agriculture, which takes a conservation and rehabilitation approach to food production, offers exactly that. Today we welcome two members of the Rainforest Alliance’s Nature Team, Juliana Jaramillo and Martin Noponen, who will show us why regenerative agriculture is an opportunity for healing and a powerful force for building resilience and climate change mitigation.

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IKEA Poland new FY kick-off for the Service Office
2021-06-09 14:40 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by IKEA Foundation

This is a private event for IKEA Poland co-workers, check your inbox for an invite!

How to talk about climate change with family, friends, customers and colleagues
2021-06-09 15:30 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by Climate Outreach

Thursday 10 June

Sustainable Energy for a better planet and improved lives
2021-06-10 10:30 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by SELCO Foundation

Join SELCO Foundation along with Lynn Maxwell and Craig Moffat, IKEA IWitness ambassadors from the UK to learn about how SELCO Foundation is improving lives using sustainable energy in India.

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Q&A with the IKEA Foundation
2021-06-10 15:00 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by IKEA Foundation

Here’s an opportunity for us to share some answers to common questions that co-workers have, and answer any questions that may have popped up during the week.

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IWitness with UNHCR
2021-06-10 16:00 CET Convert to your timezone

This session is primarily IWitness-led with speakers sharing their experience. It also includes a UNHCR spokesperson from Jordan who will share information on the current situation (including inclusion of refugees in line with World Refugee Day).

Speakers:
Ryan Strauss, Host/Moderator, IKEA Foundation
Lilly Carlisle, External Relations Officer, UNHCR Jordan
Yannick Le Mallet, IKEA Co-worker, France

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Redefining Textiles – changing lives and building a better future
2021-06-10 16:30 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by Enviu

What if instead of our current wasteful ‘take, make, use, dispose’ model, we could instead create a textile value chain that leaves little to no carbon footprint? So that we enjoy our textile products and fabrics without worrying about the pressure it is placing on the Earth? At Enviu we believe this is possible, join us to understand how we do it!

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Friday 11 June

Sustainable Energy for a better planet and improved lives
2021-06-11 10:00 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by SELCO Foundation

Join SELCO Foundation along with Julie Voorthuyzen, IKEA IWitness ambassador from The Netherlands to learn about how SELCO Foundation is improving lives using sustainable energy in India.

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If only given the chance… – investing in education and energy for refugees in Rwanda
2021-06-11 11:00 CET Convert to your timezone

This session will feature UNHCRs Spokesperson in Rwanda in conversation with a Congolese Refugee who has graduated from an innovative American university programme that was piloted in Rwanda in a partnership between IKEA Foundation, UNHCR, Kepler, and Southern New Hampshire University. Also in the conversation is the head of Renewable Energy for Refugees, a project set up jointly by IKEA Foundation and Practical Action in collaboration with UNHCR to improve refuge lives and livelihoods through access to energy. The session will give a first-hand account of how refugees, if only given the chance through access to quality education and energy, can fulfill their potential and be agents for positive change and contribute to their host country economy.

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Clean Air Fund logo
Why does air pollution matter?
2021-06-11 13:00 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by Clean Air Fund

Be inspired by voices of hope during the IKEA Foundation Week. During the week-long program of events you will have the chance to join online activities and hear stories about how the IKEA Foundation is making brighter futures for families and children around the world.

This event is hosted by one of the IKEA Foundation partners, Clean Air Fund.

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Wrap-up with Per and Ryan
2021-06-11 14:30 CET Convert to your timezone
Presented by IKEA Foundation

Wrap-up the week with IKEA Foundation CEO Per Heggenes and leader of the week, Ryan Strauss.

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