SEED South Africa Symposium 2019
The Symposium joined 130+ key stakeholders to build innovative approaches and partnerships in support of eco-inclusive entrepreneurship through inspiring panel and roundtable discussions, collaborative prototyping sessions and more. Learn more
SEED Award Winners showcased at PAGE Ministerial Conference 2019
While participating in the 2019 PAGE Ministerial Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, SEED highlighted the importance of supporting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to realise and strengthen the green economy. Learn more
SEED at the Green Economy Coalition Global Meeting 2019
The parallel policy group session hosted by SEED at the GEC Global Meeting 2019 leveraged good practice examples of eco-inclusive enterprises in order to scale-up their impacts and to provide recommendations for fuelling the success of SMEs. Learn more
We support enterprises across sectors that generate positive environmental, social and economic impacts. These eco-inclusive enterprises stimulate sustainable development to reduce poverty and combat environmental degradation. The small and growing enterprises that we work with at SEED lead our global transition to a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable green economy.
Meet one of our SEED Award Winners
Appropriate Energy Saving Technologies works closely with local farmers in Uganda’s Teso District to provide households in the district with clean, sustainable cooking fuel. The farmers provide the enterprise with bio-waste which is used to manufacture the biomass briquettes. The enterprise then sells and distributes biomass charcoal briquettes and fuel-efficient cookstoves to local community groups.MEET MORE ENTERPRISES SUPPORTED BY SEED
Our programmes follow the logic that socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable innovation is generated through collaboration. At SEED, we are convinced that true value is created when diverse stakeholders join together to share knowledge, expertise and a passion for generating market-based solutions with environmental, social and economic benefits. Our programmes catalyse the innovative capacities of entrepreneurship and equip small and growing enterprises with the tools and resources to start-up and scale-up. We actively build a collaborative ecosystem – through prototyping labs, events and research – that mobilises financial institutions, policy-makers, NGOs and other key stakeholders to multiply the contributions of eco-inclusive entrepreneurship to sustainable development.
Some of our Direct Enterprise Support impacts:
of all SEED Award Winners continue to be in business after five years
Results of the 2015 Flagship Report
Direct jobs created by SEED-supported enterprises
Results updated in 2018 annual reporting
Some of our Ecosystem Support impacts:
Upcoming SEED Workshops and Events
Learn how to support the growth and success of eco-inclusive enterprises through our toolification approach
Apply by: 09 July 2019
Workshop Location: Pretoria , South Africa
Workshop Date: 23 Jul - 25 Jul 2019
SEED BDS+ Training of Trainers
This SEED BDS+ Training of Trainers is open to Business Development Service Providers from the following countries: .
Nomination Deadline: 09 July 2019
Who can Apply?
Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have:
- basic experience or a strong interest in working with start-ups in their country;
- basic experience or a strong interest in providing business model development oriented capacity building;
- have a degree in a relevant academic or business related field;
- basic experience or a strong interest in facilitating interactive and participatory workshops;
- basic experience or a strong interest in working with eco-inclusive enterprises;
- ability to provide services to enterprises in English & local languages of their country.
How to apply?
If you are an independent consultant, please submit a letter of endorsement from a third party. Nominations received after 09 July 2019 cannot be considered. Nominations may be submitted directly by the applicant, by a partner organisation, or by any third party familiar with the applicant. Successful applicants will be notified a week after the application deadline.
Do you want to know more about the SEED BDS+ Programme?
This SEED BDS+ Training of Trainers is supported by:
In the SEED Library you can find the latest news and blog articles, all our publications, case studies, Symposium and SEED Award Winner videos, toolkits and event reports. All library items are tagged with specific topics (e.g. Business Model Replication), relevant Sustainable Development Goals, target countries or SEED Programmes. We are sure you will gather useful insights into eco-inclusive entrepreneurship and our work at SEED when doing a tour through our library. Find below the latest news and blog articles:
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Our SEED Founding Partners launched SEED during the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. The SEED Hosting Partner is responsible for the operational management of all SEED Programmes. Our SEED Partners provide considerable financial support and/or significant in-kind contributions each year. Some Partners are also represented on the SEED Board, where they apply their extensive experience to guide the strategic direction and implementation of SEED programmes.