SEED: 20 years of promoting entrepreneurship for sustainable development in Zambia and launch of the Biodiversity Finance Accelerator

Published: 04 May 2023
For over 20 years now, SEED has been supporting eco-inclusive enterprises across more than 30 countries. Eco-inclusive MSMEs provide market-based solutions to social and environmental problems. These enterprises create lasting collective impacts across their value chains, serving the communities at the base of the pyramid and promoting the inclusion of disadvantaged groups, while tackling environmental issues. Read more

Supporting Malawi

Published: 27 March 2023
By now many of you may have read about the devastating “record-breaking” longest-lasting tropical cyclone that has caused extensive damage, taking lives, leaving many families without shelter, food, and water in Southern Africa. The situation is critical and highlights the extreme urgencies of loss and damage caused by climate change especially to the global south, widening already existing inequalities. As partners working closely with these communities in Malawi, we would like to call for your support for them in their efforts to rebuild. Read more

SDG Agrifood Accelerator Programme by FAO and SEED

Published: 15 February 2023
FAO and SEED have identified twelve Agrifood Innovators from SEED's portfolio of 358 enterprises for the first rendition of the SDG Agrifood Accelerator Programme. The Programme supports the selected innovators' pathway to scale up and links them with partners to strengthen their market development and innovation trajectories. Read more

SEED Launch Event in Morocco

Published: 09 February 2023
SEED is honoured to welcome Julie Bynens, Secretary General, Flanders Department of Chancellery and Foreign Affairs, in Casablanca to celebrate the launch of the project. Over the next months, upcoming activities include Training for Trainers workshops for Business Development Service Providers, a Green SME Finance Academy for financial institutions and SEED Replicator & SEED Starter workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs. Read more

Climate Adaptation Awards in Botswana, Malawi and Zambia

Published: 01 February 2023Authors: Paula Cros Marchena
SEED is now accepting applications for the Climate Adaptation Awards in Botswana, Malawi, and Zambia. Funded by the Government of Flanders, the Awards are part of a joint initiative to promote entrepreneurship for sustainable development. Read more

Advocating for the role of eco-inclusive MSMEs

Published: 26 January 2023
With the aim to further promote eco-inclusive entrepreneurship and advocate for the role of the SMEs in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), SEED has been invited to join and contribute to a few major events: United Nations Regional Consultation for the Arab Region & United Nations Regional 3R and Circular Economy Forum in Asia and the Pacific. Read more

4 years of promoting entrepreneurship for sustainable development in Indonesia

Published: 12 December 2022
As part of SEED’s 20 Years celebration globally, the SEED 20 Years Celebration were held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, to celebrate and reflect on SEED’s work in Indonesia. The event brought together stakeholders of SEED’s various programmes including beneficiary MSMEs, partners, and ecosystem players in the climate-smart entrepreneurship space. Read more

SEED 20th anniversary celebration in India

Published: 09 December 2022
SEED celebrated 10 years of support for India’s transition to low-carbon and green economy since 2013 and the inauguration of the SEED India Hub in 2020. Read more

SEED 20 Years Celebration in Malawi

Published: 29 November 2022
A celebration was held at Bingu International Conference Centre to mark the 20th anniversary of the SEED programme and the launch of the Biodiversity Finance Accelerator (BioFA) project in Malawi. The event brought together eco-inclusive and biodiversity enterprises supported by SEED and BioFA programmes, as well as supporters and implementing partners in the climate-smart entrepreneurship space. Read more

SEED established cooperation with three vocational training institutes in Malawi

Published: 29 November 2022
Since 2014, SEED has extensively supported eco-inclusive entrepreneurs in Malawi. Making use of the experience and knowledge gained, SEED established a new cooperation with Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training (TEVET) colleges to enable targeted entrepreneurship support for their students and graduates. Read more

Practitioner Labs: Green Finance for Climate Adaptation & Biodiversity

Published: 29 November 2022
The Biodiversity Finance Accelerator (BioFA) in collaboration with SEED hosted Practitioner Labs: Green Finance for Climate Adaptation & Biodiversity in Malawi. The Practitioner Labs aimed to facilitate a hands-on process that results in targeted green finance solutions, which support the growth of MSMEs that are actively delivering biodiversity solutions and championing climate adaptation efforts across their value chains. Read more

SEED is returning to Morocco!

Published: 21 November 2022
In 2022, many years after SEED’s last Award in Morocco, SEED is launching new activities to support green entrepreneurs. The aim is to strengthen innovation and job creation for a more sustainable and inclusive economy in Morocco. Read more

20 years of promoting entrepreneurship for sustainable development in Ghana

Published: 16 August 2022
In the past 20 years, SEED has been supporting eco-inclusive enterprises: MSMEs that provide practical solutions to social and environmental problems. As part of SEED’s 20 Years celebration globally, a cocktail event was organised on 3rd August 2022 at Fiesta Royale Hotel in Accra to celebrate and reflect on SEED’s work in Ghana. Read more

Consultation meeting on the Coalition for Innovation, Circularity, and Entrepreneurship

Published: 27 July 2022
This consultation was a useful occasion to identify areas of complementarity and synergy for mutual benefit in support of SMEs and related policies. This exchange confirmed and consolidated the rationale for this Coalition, a timely and needed initiative to connect the dots, fill gaps, accelerate and scale support for innovative actions by the SMEs with relevant policy frameworks and market instruments. Read more

SMEs: Gamechangers from Global to Local Actions towards Sustainability: Stockholm+50: Side-Event

Published: 01 June 2022
SEED in close collaboration with UNEP, GO4SDGs, One Planet Network, the SME Climate Hub and Normative together with the governments of Germany, Indonesia, South Africa and Uganda are organising an official side-event at Stockholm+50. Read more

SEED collaborates with adelphi and IKEA Foundation to unlock the potential of entrepreneurs in new Circular Economy Catalyst project

Published: 26 April 2022
adelphi and the IKEA Foundation, in collaboration with SEED, are working together to unlock the potential of circular economy entrepreneurship to design sustainable businesses and partnerships that foster inclusive and regenerative economies in India and Kenya. Read more

Enterprise Advocacy Workshops by SEED-CEPA (Malawi)

Published: 20 April 2022
SEED and CEPA Malawi are calling for applications from established green and social enterprises to apply for a new capacity building program, offering a structured framework within which participants will be empowered to engage in advocacy. Read more

Join the Regional Multi-Stakeholder Consultation for Stockholm+50

Published: 30 March 2022
This year commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm. It allows us to reflect on the 50 years of environmental action and set the vision for the next 50 years. Read more

Rethinking the Role of Business in Conservation: Why Small Local Enterprises are Key to Biodiversity and Climate Action

Published: 02 March 2022Authors: Julia Rohe-Frydrych, Luis Ebert
SEED's Senior Advisor Julia Rohe-Frydrych and Enterprise Support Advisor Luis Ebert recently wrote an article that addresses the key role of small local enterprises in the struggle for biodiversity and climate action. Read more

Coalition for Innovation, Circularity and Entrepreneurship (CICE)

Published: 25 February 2022
The Coalition for Innovation, Circularity, and Entrepreneurship (CICE) will serve as a Voice of SMEs, while providing needed enabling services. Read more

Meet The African Green Entrepreneurs Showing The West How It’s Done

Published: 14 December 2021
From solar smart meters to low-impact beekeeping, a new generation of African entrepreneurs are using their ingenuity to bring equitable, climate-friendly solutions to some of the most disadvantaged communities.

Forbes magazine spoke to five SEED Awards Winers across the African continent. Read more

Prototyping and Replicating Policy Solutions in the area of Circular Economy

Published: 08 December 2021
SEED hosted the Regional Practitioner Labs for Policy Prototyping: Asia Chapter in collaboration with the GO4SDGs platform to showcase innovative, breakthrough policies and policy programmes in the area of circular economy. Read more

SEED highlights the importance of SMEs in the reforestation and climate change at Greek House Davos event

Published: 08 December 2021
SEED participated and showcased the importance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in reforestation and climate change mitigation on Greek House Davos platform. Read more

SEED participates in the Social Enterprise Thailand Forum 2021

Published: 05 December 2021
On 20 November 2021, SEED participated in the Social Enterprise Thailand Forum 2021, under the theme "Where Profit Meets Purpose - Sustainable Society, Long-lasting Business". Read more

SEED participates in MedaWeek Barcelona 2021

Published: 23 November 2021
On 17 November, SEED's Executive Director, Arab Hoballah, spoke at the 9th Mediterranean Green & Renewable Energy Summit as part of the Meda Week Barcelona 2021. Read more