Thursday, February 7, 2008

Call for Submissions for the SEED Awards 2008

Call for Submissions for the SEED Awards 2008 - call open until 16 March 2008

Do you have an entrepreneurial or innovative idea that is locally-driven and has great potential to contribute to sustainable development in developing countries? Are you finding new ways of simultaneously improving incomes and strengthening livelihoods; tackling poverty and marginalisation; and managing and conserving natural resources and ecosystems? Are you developing a new concept that brings together people and organizations from different backgrounds - a project that challenges partners to pool their human, financial, and natural resources?

Do you need support to make your idea a reality, or to help you grow?

If so, then we would like you to tell us about your idea.

The SEED Initiative is seeking submissions for "The 2008 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development". We welcome innovative ideas from any group in a developing country, which is working in partnership with others to generate environmental and social benefits in an entrepreneurial way.

SEED Award Winners receive a tailored package of support services to help them to become established and to increase their impact. This includes access to relevant expertise and technical assistance, meeting new partners and building networks, developing business plans and identifying sources of finance. The Award is not a cash prize - but the services offered have a value of US$25,000.

The call is open until the 16th March 2008.

For further information please see where you can also find the application form and learn about previous Award Winners.

We look forward to receiving your application and to reading about your ideas.

With best regards

Dr Helen Marquard

Executive Director
The SEED Initiative

For information about the SEED Awards:

Tel: +49 30 8900068 99

For any other queries about the SEED Initiative:

Tel: +44 1420 488 544

The SEED Initiative

- Supporting Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Development

c/o The World Conservation Union (IUCN)

28 Rue Mauverney

Gland CH-1196