Supporting SEED Award 2010 Winners – adelphi advises sustainability entrepreneurs

With the SEED Awards outstanding local environment and development initiatives are distinguished for their entrepreneurial spirit and their engagement. This year the jury awarded a total of 30 small and medium-sized businesses.


For several months adelphi supports the winning initiatives with specially tailored measures like the elaboration of a marketing concept, the development of performance indicators, or the development of a strong network with companies and organisations on a regional and national level. In cooperation with the SEED Secretariat the first workshops are taking place in Burkina Faso, followed by further workshops in Columbia and the home countries of all of this year’s awardees over the next couple of weeks. The professional support of the enterprises is meant to strengthen and continuously advance innovative approaches for sustainable development and climate protection.

The SEED Initiative was launched in 2001 by the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU). It is now part of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and is coordinated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the BMU. Due to the partnership with the Green Economy Initiative of the UNEP, the regional focus of this year’s competition was on Africa, especially Burkina Faso, Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, and Rwanda.