Launch of the 2016 SEED Awards: green and social enterprises to win management consulting

Enterprises from Africa that incorporate social and environmental benefits in their business model can now take advantage of a special opportunity: Up until 21 March, they can apply for one of up to 20 SEED Awards and receive individual business support.


The 2016 SEED Awards focuses on eco-enterprises working at the grassroots level on the African continent. This year, social and environmental companies from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda can apply for up to 15 SAG-SEED Awards, supported by the SWITCH-Africa Green project. Enterprises from Malawi, Mozambique and Namibia can apply for up to four SEED Africa Awards. The SEED Gender Equality Award in Kenya encourages enterprises that are led or owned by women and specifically promote gender equality and women empowerment to submit their applications.

SEED Awards Winners receive individual business support

The SEED Award Winners are selected by the independent SEED International Jury of experts and stand out because of their innovative products or services, and potential to become financially sustainable. The SEED Award Winners will be honoured at a high-level International Awards Ceremony during the SEED Africa Symposium 2016 from 28-29 September 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Furthermore, all winning enterprise will receive individual capacity building support during the important start-up and growth phase. In addition, they will benefit from opportunities to link to other eco-enterprises and far-reaching national and international profiling of their enterprises.

Applications for the Awards are accepted until 21 March 2016, 23:59 Central European Time (CET). Please find all further information under

For the 2016 SEED Awards cycle, SEED has received support from the SWITCH-Africa Green project, which is implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with the assistance of the European Union. Additional support is provided by the Government of Flanders, the international law firm Hogan Lovells, the government of the Netherlands and other SEED partners.

adelphi is hosting partner of SEED, a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy that was founded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.