From Cameroon to the Andaman coast: 2008 SEED Award finalists are announced and SEED's Associate Partners Network is launched

Published: 16 May 2008
The SEED Initiative is pleased to announce the inspiring ventures which have been selected as finalists for the 2008 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development. This year's 15 finalists offer exciting examples of innovative action in important fields of sustainability. Read more
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Further Success for SEED Winners: T'ikapapa wins the World Challenge 2007, with Bridging the Gap selected as a finalist

Published: 18 December 2007
T'ikapapa, based in Peru, beat nearly 1000 other projects from around the world to win World Challenge 2007. Read more
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South Africa hosts worlds' new breed of entrepreneurs - environmental entrepreneurs

Published: 15 October 2007
The Winners of the 2007 SEED Awards arrived in Pretoria on Saturday, 13 October for the Annual Partnership Forum and a two day workshop Read more
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Partnerships from Five Nations Receive “2007 SEED AWARDS” for Innovation in Local Sustainable Development

Published: 30 May 2007
Seed Awards 2007 recognize, support and encourage the delivery of innovative, local, partnership-based solutions to global challenges of environmental stewardship and poverty eradication. Read more
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Davos: UNEP Executive Director announces finalists for 2007 SEED Awards

Authors: UNEP Source: UN News
Entrepreneurs promoting a range of businesses – from community-based tourism in Brazil to Vietnamese bringing medicinal plants to the international market – are among 10 finalists announced today by the head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for a key sustainable development award. Read more
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Partnerships for Sustainable Development

Published: 12 September 2006Authors: Julia Steets
 This report discusses trends and cross-cutting themes related to partnerships such as funding, organisation and accountability. Read more
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The Contributions of Locally-Driven Partnerships

Published: 12 September 2005Authors: Julia Steets
This report includes interpretation and commentary to stimulate debate on the role and potential of locally-driven partnerships for sustainable development. Read more
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Entrepreneurial Partnerships for Sustainable Development

Published: 11 September 2005Authors: Julia Steets
This paper provides an analysis of the partnerships which applied to the SEED Awards in 2005 and demonstrates the wide variety of locally-driven entrepreneurial partnerships with the potential to contribute to sustainable development. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Water for All

Published: 23 August 2005
The municipal water company, a private consortium, the local community and a non-profit foundation form an entrepreneurial partnership to greatly extend access to affordable water in peri-urban areas of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: A Global Marketing Partnership for SRI Indigenous Rice

Published: 22 August 2005
Farming communities, a research institute, NGOs, and businesses collaborate to market indigenous varieties of rice grown with SRI (System of Rice Intensification) methods, thereby improving incomes, conserving biodiversity, and benefiting health and the environment. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Cows to Kilowatts

Published: 22 August 2005
A local NGO and a community-based organization join with technology innovators from Thailand and the Sustainable Ibadan Project to install a biogas plant running on abattoir effluents to create a source of domestic energy, abate pollution and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Madagascar's first community-run marine protected area

Published: 22 August 2005
A partnership between the local community, international NGOs and research institutions aims to demonstrate the economic, conservation and fisheries benefits of Madagascar’s first community-run Marine Protected Area (MPA). Read more
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Enterprise Brief: Harvesting Seabuckthorn at the top of the world

Published: 22 August 2005
A sustainable programme to harvest seabuckthorn and create products for local and international markets, thereby improving livelihoods and safeguarding traditional knowledge of medicinal plants and the biodiversity of Nepal. Read more
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From Cows to Kilowatts and Berries into Businesses - Winners of the First Seed Awards Announced

Published: 20 April 2005
The winners were selected from a pool of over 260 entries from 66 countries, representing 1,200 organisations. Read more
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Twelve Sustainable Development Partnerships Announced as Finalists for the 2005 SEED Awards

Published: 19 November 2004
The twelve finalists of the first biennial SEED Awards were announced tonight at a reception at the 3rd IUCN World Conservation Congress in Bangkok. Read more
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Inaugural SEED Awards Trigger Groundswell of Global Response

Published: 22 September 2004
Over 260 new partnership proposals from sixty-six countries, representing 1,200 organizations, have been received in response to a call for submissions by the Supporting Entrepreneurs for Environment and Development (SEED) Initiative under its biennial Seed Awards programme. Read more
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New global award initiative launched in Mumbai and Davos

Published: 21 January 2004
Innovative “partnerships” will be the focus of a new global award initiative, the SEED Awards, launched today at the World Social Forum in Mumbai and the World Economic Forum in Davos. Read more
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