Do you have an entrepreneurial and innovative idea that is locally-driven and has the potential to contribute significantly to sustainable development in countries with developing or transition economies?

The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurs in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative, and locally led start-up social and environmental entrepreneurs in countries with developing and emerging economies. An international jury of experts selects enterprises which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to a greener economy.

In summary, in 2014 up to 55 SEED Awards are made available:

  • 30 SEED Africa Awards for enterprises in Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda;
  • 12 SEED South Africa Awards for enterprises in South Africa, four of which to enterprises in the provinces of Free State, Limpopo and KwaZulu Natal;
  • 10 SEED Low Carbon Awards for enterprises in Colombia, India, Tanzania, Uganda and Viet Nam;
  • 3 SEED Gender Equality Awards, for enterprises in other countries (except countries that are OECD or EU members).

Unlike most other competitions, the SEED Award does not carry only a monetary prize. Experience from working with social and environmental entrepreneurs has shown that in many instances such enterprises often require access to knowledge, expertise, and networks as much as to financial support. SEED meets this need by offering winners a package of individually tailored support to their enterprises.

Learn more here: SEED Awards 

DEADLINE: April 08, 2014

 

 

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