Event Reports

Our events offer a platform for key local, national and international stakeholders to collaborate and establish long-term partnerships which realise the transformative potential of eco-inclusive entrepreneurship. Previous high-level events not only showcased the achievements of small and growing eco-inclusive enterprises but capitalised on their success to improve enterprises’ social, economic and environmental impacts.

GO4SDGs & SEED Regional Policy Labs

Published: 01 October 2021
Regional Policy Labs stimulate the development of innovative policy instruments that create enabling environments for green and social impact enterprises. Read more

SEED and UGEFA on the platform of European Development Days (EDD) 2021

Published: 27 July 2021
The EDD 2021 opened its platform for different actors in green and inclusive transition, to connect with and discover each others activities. SEED and UGEFA hosted a joint online stand to showcase their enterprise relevant actions. Read more

Hack for Climate Finance, Bangkok

Published: 16 June 2021
Learn how to tap into growing international capital earmarked for climate change purposes.

Join us on 30th June 2021 at 3:00-5:00 pm (BKK/GMT+7) Read more

Scale Up Lab, India 2020 | SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance

Published: 23 October 2020
Join us on 25th November for our digital Scale-Up Lab India 2020 to hear climate finance solution pitches, and learn how to get involved in driving forward these solutions! Read more

SEED Green SME Finance Training

Published: 23 October 2020
Facilitating access to finance for agricultural green SMEs in Malawi

Register by: 3rd November Read more

SEED Climate Finance Training

Published: 23 October 2020
Facilitating access to climate finance in Malawi

Register by: 20th November Read more

SEED Symposium Bangkok 2020

Published: 23 January 2020
The SEED Symposium Bangkok 2020 brought together 180+ enterprises, financial institutions, policy-makers, donors, business development service providers and others to develop innovative approaches and partnerships that promote social and environmental entrepreneurship in sustainable development and green economy agendas. Read more

SEED Malawi National Dialogue Forum 2019

Published: 12 December 2019
Brought together around 130+ entrepreneurs, policymakers, financial institutions, business development service providers and others to celebrate the journeys of eco-inclusive enterprises and collaboratively mobilise support for building the capacities of socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable entrepreneurship in Southern Africa. Read more

Kick-Off Lab | SEED Practitioner Labs Policy Prototyping

Published: 19 February 2019
The SEED Practitioner Labs Policy Prototyping programme in Malawi will include three hands-on and highly collaborative Practitioner Labs, beginning with the Kick-Off Lab on 09-10 April 2019 in Lilongwe. Read more

SEED at the Green Economy Coalition Global Meeting 2019

Published: 11 December 2018
The parallel policy group session hosted by SEED at the GEC Meeting aims to leverage good practice examples of eco-inclusive enterprises in order to scale-up their impacts and to provide recommendations for fuelling the success of SMEs. Read more

SEED Award Winners showcased at PAGE Ministerial Conference 2019

Published: 11 December 2018
By participating in the 2019 PAGE Ministerial Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, SEED is highlighting the importance of supporting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to realise and strengthen the green economy.  Read more

SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance | Kampala, Uganda

Published: 24 October 2018
The Transition Lab is phase three of financial product development. The follow-up Lab builds on the success of Kick-Off Labs held in June in Kampala and enables climate finance product developers to showcase their prototypes, share their refinement and implementation milestones and secure the support of key partners and investors. Read more

SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance | Mumbai, India

Published: 24 October 2018
SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance engage leading experts in their fields to address core financing challenges and deliver innovative, tailored financial solutions. During the Labs process, practitioners pool their expertise to prototype financial products which drive investment in climate-smart solutions and improve climate resilience, refine these prototypes and mobilise partnerships to successfully launch the climate finance prototypes in target markets. Read more

SEED Uganda Dialogue Forum 2018

Published: 06 July 2018
The SEED National Dialogue Forum 2018 in Uganda mobilised 80 representatives from enterprises, financial institutions, policy-makers and business development service providers to develop approaches and fortify partnerships that address central challenges to and capitalise on the successes of eco-inclusive entrepreneurship. Read more

SEED side-event at UN High-Level Political Forum 2018

Published: 05 July 2018
During the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, SEED held a side event co-organised by the governments of South Africa and Germany, in partnership with UN Environment, UNDP, IUCN on 16th July 2018. Read more

SEED South Africa Symposium 2018

Published: 19 March 2018
180 participants gathered at the annual SEED South Africa Symposium this year held on March 13-14 in Pretoria. Read more

SEED Burkina Faso Dialogue Forum 2017

Published: 04 October 2017
The SEED Dialogue Forum in Burkina Faso was held on 20 September 2017 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The event was organized by SEED and its local partners, Fondation Afrik Eveil and La Fabrique, which promote eco-inclusive enterprises by providing necessary services. Read more

SEED side-event at UN High-Level Political Forum 2017

Published: 10 August 2017Authors: Arab Hoballah
The HLPF 2017 SEED side event on Innovative and Eco-Inclusive Entrepreneurship showcased the role of SMEs in achieving SDGs and was held on 13 July 2017 at the UN Headquarters, New York. Read more

SEED West Africa Symposium 2017

Published: 28 July 2017
More than 150 key stakeholders from government, enterprises, financial institutions, the policy level and accelerator programmes from Ghana and Burkina Faso came together to discuss and develop innovative approaches and explore partnerships essential to the replication of business models in order to successfully contribute to inclusive green economy and sustainable development in West Africa. Read more

SEED Mauritius Dialogue Forum 2017

Published: 11 July 2017
The Mauritius Dialogue Forum hosted by SEED and NELIS (Next Leaders Initiative for Sustainability) was held on August 8th in Port Louis. The Dialogue Forum addressed how we can unlock the full potential of eco-inclusive enterprises in Mauritius. Read more

SEED East Africa Symposium 2017

Published: 01 June 2017
The SEED East Africa Symposium 2017 was held on September 5th in Kampala. Read more

SEED South Africa Symposium 2017

Published: 05 May 2017
The SEED South Africa Symposium 2017 was held on April 19-20th in Pretoria. Read more

SEED Africa Symposium 2016

Published: 08 November 2016
Over two days, the highly interactive event provided several opportunities to share knowledge and perspectives, to jointly develop ideas and to broaden networks. Read more

SEED South Africa Symposium 2016

Published: 21 March 2016
More than 200 entrepreneurs, practitioners, investors and policymakers made the SEED South Africa Symposium on March 15-16th 2016 a great success. Read more

SEED Africa Symposium 2015

Published: 09 November 2015
More than 500 entrepreneurs, researchers, policy makers and representatives of the civil society from 30 countries joined the SEED Africa Symposium on September 9-10th, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more