Switch Africa Green (SAG)

Switch Africa Green (SAG) – SEED Awards 2017 for African Entrepreneurs

 SEED has launched the call for applications for the price of Switch Africa Green (SAG) – SEED Awards 2017. 

Application Deadline: 8th March, 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda

About the Award: The award of the SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards program designed to find companies eco- inclusive phase the most promising start-up, innovative and locally conducted in developing countries and emerging economies.

Up to fifteen SAG-SEED Awards are funded by the Africa Green SWITCH project implemented by UNEP with the help of the European Union. South African prices will be co-financed by the Flemish government.


Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: The SAG-SEED Awards 2017 is open to companies that:

  • demonstrate entrepreneurship and innovation;
  • provide benefits to the economic, social and environmental level;
  • have the aim of becoming financially viable and have the potential to achieve this;
  • form a partnership with different stakeholders;
  • are managed or managed locally;
  • possess a strong potential for growth or replication;
  • are in the development stage;
  • match the geographic criteria and categories described above.

Value of Program: Each award winner will receive a consulting package:

  • Capacity building: individualized counseling on the development of financial business plan and plan, including a business planning workshop for three days and three months in support of a local expert advisor.
  • Tools: access to online self-help tools such as: do a market analysis, develop a funding strategy, develop a mapping of partners and other stakeholder, developing contracts or agreements of understanding with partners etc. .
  • Visibility: SAG-SEED winners are presented at national and regional level through a high-level awards ceremony as well as internationally through marketing and promotional activities of SEED as our website our blog and our social networks.
  • Networking: SEED facilitates connections with valuable contacts to help organizations, such as donors, policy makers and other companies such as SEED SEED Alumni and Partners and Associates.

How to Apply: You can submit your application online on the SEED website www.seed.uno or download the application form and send it by e-mail at seedawards2017@seed.uno .

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: SEED

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