Sunday, 5 May 2013

2013 SEED Awards for Sustainable Development Call for Applications

Deadline: 12 June 2013

The SEED Initiative has launched a new call for applications for the 2013 SEED Awards to support entrepreneurs for sustainable development.

If you are a start-up entrepreneur, women-led enterprise or have an idea to integrate social and environmental benefits, solving pressing local issues or making significant contributions to mitigating climate change or if you need support to help establish and grow your enterprise, then you can apply for this funding.

The SEED Awards 2013 receives support from the European Union, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the government of Flanders, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the international law firm Hogan Lovells.

For the 2013 cycle, SEED will make available up to:

    15 SEED Awards to enterprises in Ethiopia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda;
    5 SEED Awards for enterprises in South Africa;
    3 SEED Awards for South African enterprises in the provinces of Free State, Limpopo and KwaZulu Natal;
    10 SEED Low Carbon Awards for enterprises in Colombia, India, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam;
    2 SEED Gender Equality Awards, for enterprises in other countries (except countries that are OECD or EU members).

You will be able to apply for a 2013 SEED Award if your enterprise:

    demonstrates entrepreneurship and innovation
    delivers economic, social and environmental benefits
    has the intention and potential to become financially sustainable
    is a partnership between different stakeholder groups
    is locally driven or locally led
    has potential for scale up or significant replication
    is in the early stages of implementation
    is in a country with a developing or emerging economy

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 12th, 2013, 23:59 Central European Time (CET).
For more information, visit this link.

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