SEED Practitioner Labs 2019
Building an Ecosystem of Eco-inclusive Enterprise Support Mechanisms and Collaborators
This brochure gives an overview of the 16 climate finance solutions and policy instruments developed during the 2019 SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance and Policy Prototyping in Ghana, Malawi, and South Africa.
This year, the labs brought together over 320 policy makers, financial institutions, civil society, research organisations, intermediaries and eco-inclusive enterprises to co-create solutions to financial and policy barriers facing eco-inclusive enterprises as they look to start and scale their ideas.
Camilla Shearman joined SEED in 2019, and is currently a Manager at SEED’s hosting partner adelphi research. Camilla focuses on the topics of social and environmental entrepreneurship and inclusive business, and works on activities related to policy development for eco-inclusive enterprises, business advisor training of trainers, and the design and implementation of impact- and finance-focused enterprise support programmes.
Before joining adelphi, Camilla gained experience in strategic partnerships and ecosystem building at a social business accelerator in northern Tanzania. As part of this work, she also managed projects on innovation ecosystem research and entrepreneur training development.
Camilla studied her Masters in Economics and Business with a focus on sustainability at Sciences Po Paris, and conducted her capstone project with the European Investment Bank on civil society engagement in international financial institutions. She holds a B.A. in International Relations and Peace, Conflict, and Justice Studies from the University of Toronto, Canada.
Julia Haack has been with SEED since 2019, supporting the Practitioner Labs for Policy Prototyping in South Africa, among other programmes.
Kathrin has supported SEED since 2018 in both direct enterprise support and ecosystem building.
Currently, she is working on SEED’s enterprise support with the focus on the SEED Accelerator and SEED Catalyser with the focal countries Botswana and Uganda, as well as heading the incubation team of SEED global for SEED Starter and SEED Replicator activities. In recent years, she has lead the SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance, developing new financial instruments with institutions in multiple SEED countries. In her position as Manager at SEED’s Hosting Partner adelphi research Kathrin focuses on green entrepreneurship and green finance. She is convinced that working on access to finance with both financial institutions and enterprises is the key to scaling sustainable impact.
Maggie Sloan has supported SEED since 2018 with the implementation and communication of eco-inclusive enterprise support. She gained international experience with a World Bank clean cookstove programme in Indonesia, an EU-sponsored risk reduction and climate change adaptation project in Peru, and an engineering firm with expertise in environmental remediation in the US. She graduated with an MSc in Environmental Governance and a focus on corporate environmental management from the University of Oxford. Her Master’s thesis explored the role of small- and mid-sized environmental consulting firms in balancing the demands of private-sector clients and environmental regulators.