SEED Annual Report 2016

Supporting Eco-inclusive Enterprises for Sustainable Development

2016 was an active year for SEED Awards, with the main annual SEED Awards in Africa, SAG-SEED Awards, SEED Gender Equality Awards as well as SEED Awards in India, all looking at identifying innovative and eco-inclusive local solutions in response to local social, environmental and economic challenges.

2005-2015 has been the decade for consolidation and demonstration of SEED’s relevance in global and local development challenges. The next decade will see more expansion, scaling up and accelerating the delivery of SEED tools and methodologies in support to local development, sustaining local communities and ecosystems, while contributing to the implementation of national policies of inclusive green economy and low carbon economies and sustainable development. With a well defined and targeted advocacy plan, adequate materials, and capacity, SEED will aim at becoming more global, as was its aim when launched in 2002, replicating the good practices of many of its SEED Winners and reaching out to other regions in the world.

This Annual Report guides you through the innovative ways that SEED has advanced in 2016 to serve as an active thought leader in the realm of eco-inclusive entrepreneurship for sustainable development, while also introducing to you this year’s SEED Winners that are all individually driving sustainable development forward in their communities and in their countries.