Connecting SMEs for a green economy

SEED Awards for Sustainable Entrepreneurship - Apply by 21st March!

Are you a locally-led start-up or social and environmental enterprises in a developing or emerging economy? Apply for the 2016 SEED Awards!

Is your enterprise in a start-up phase and does it integrate social and 
environmental benefits, solving pressing local issues? 
Do you need support to help to establish and grow your enterprise?

The SEED Awards might be for you. 

SEED, hosted by Adelphi Research and founded by UNEP, UNDP and IUCN, has just launched the 2016 SEED Awards for innovative start-up enterprises that aim to generate environmental, social and economic benefits at the local level.

The awards target SMEs or initiatives in the start-up phase and that are based on a partnership approach.

In this 2016 Award cycle, SEED will make available up to:

  • 15 SAG-SEED Awards to enterprises in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda supported by the SWITCH-Africa Green project, which is implemented by UNEP with the assistance of the European Union;
  • 4 SEED Africa Awards to enterprises in Malawi, Mozambique and Namibia supported by the Government of Flanders;
  • 1 SEED Gender Equality Award to enterprises in Kenya that are run or owned by women and prioritise women‘s empowerment supported.

The deadline for applications is 21 March 2016, 23:59 CET.

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