Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that SEED has just launched the 2015 SEED Awards for innovative start-up enterprises that aim to generate environmental, social and economic benefits at the local level.

This year SEED celebrates 10 years of SEED Awards. During that time, we have recognised 175 SEED Winners from 37 countries and accompanied them in their initial scale-up. In this 2015 Award cycle, SEED will make available up to 29 SEED Awards to enterprises in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa. Two SEED Awards are available to enterprises that are run or owned by women and prioritise women‘s empowerment; one of these is for an enterprise in any country that is not an OECD or EU member, the other to an enterprise in Kenya.

Candidates can apply from 02 February 2015 until 31 March 2015, 23:59 CET. For detailed information please refer to the attached call for applications and press release or to the SEED homepage.

To enhance the number of high-quality applications, we would be grateful if you could spread the word through your networks, and/or include the news in any bulletins or newsletters. In addition, it would help us if you would let us know of any relevant events where the call for applications could be circulated more widely.

The launch of the 2015 SEED Awards is only the start of the various activities we have planned for 2015. The SEED Team would be pleased to meet you at the SEED South Africa Symposium on 26-28 May 2015 in Johannesburg, the SEED Africa Symposium 2015 on 9-10 September 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya, or at one of our national dialogue fora.

For more information visit our new website at and stay updated on the development of SEED Winners and other enterprises through the SEED Blog.

We would like to thank you in advance for helping in the promotion of the call for applications.

Kind regards,
The SEED Team

SEED, hosted by adelphi research

We have done our utmost to avoid cross-posting, but we apologise if you do receive this notification from more than one source. It is in the interests of trying to secure maximum outreach for the 2015 SEED Awards. For information about the SEED Awards, visit the SEED website or contact the SEED Awards team at: or Tel: +49 30 8900068 99. For any other queries about SEED, email SEED at: