Call for Applications: The SEED Awards 2019 for eco-inclusive enterprises

We are pleased to announce that SEED has launched the SEED Awards 2019This year, up to 66 prize packages will be awarded to locally-driven early-stage enterprises, that leverage their innovative business solutions to solve social and environmental challenges in Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malawi, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Enterprises that fulfil the following eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply:

a)         demonstrates entrepreneurship and innovation;

b)         delivers economic, social and environmental benefits;

c)         has the intention and potential to become financially sustainable;

d)         is a partnership between different stakeholder groups;

e)         is locally driven or locally led;

f)          has potential for scale-up;

g)         has potential for significant replication;

h)         is in the early stages of implementation; and

i)          meets the country specific requirements.

The 66 prize packages include, six months to one year of tailored capacity-building support with expert advice; profiling nationally and internationally; facilitation of networking with valuable contacts; a dedicated business model replication support; and matching financial grants up to 20,000 Euros. 

Candidates can apply online by logging on to the SEED application platform at https://app.seed.uno. Applications are accepted from 12 February until 02 April 2019, 23:59 Central European Time (CET). 

This year, the SEED Low Carbon Awards are sponsored by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the SEED Africa Awards and the SEED South Africa Awards are sponsored by the Government of Flanders.
For more details on the different award categories and prize packages please refer to the Call for Application document: Click here

For media enquiries please contact Mr. Amar Munnolimath at a.munnolimath@seed.uno . For more information about the application process please contact the SEED Team at seedawards2019@seed.uno .

About SEED

SEED is a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy that was founded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. SEED is based on the understanding that the promotion of social and environmental enterprises is pivotal to a world of flourishing communities where entrepreneurship drives sustainable development.  SEED is hosted by adelphi research gGmbH, based in Berlin, Germany. Partners in SEED, in addition to the Founding Partners, are the governments of Flanders, Germany, India, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United States of America; Conservation International; the European Union; Hogan Lovells; UNIDO; UN Women and SEED’s Corporate Partner, Hisense.

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