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SEED Awards: Social and Environmental Enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa

SEED welcomes innovative ideas from any enterprise in a developing country or country in transition, which is working in partnership with others to generate economic, environmental and social benefits. SEED’s independent International Jury of experts selects Award Winners, those enterprises that have the greatest promise of making substantial improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to a greener economy. Proposals, which do not fulfill ALL the eligibility criteria below should not be submitted.

SEED Award Winners must:

(a) demonstrate entrepreneurship and innovation
(b) deliver economic, social and environmental benefits(
(c) have the intention and potential to become financially sustainable
(d) be a partnership between different stakeholder groups
(e) be locally-driven or locally-led
(f) have potential for scale up or significant replication
(g) be in the early stages of implementation
(h) meet country-specific requirements


To apply for a SEED Gender Equality Award, enterprises, in addition to the above eight criteria, also need to be:

i) Run or owned by a woman or women and prioritize gender equality and/or women’s empowerment as a core objective
Deadline: 21ST March 2016
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