The Green Entrepreneurship Team at adelphi is now accepting applications for the Green Entrepreneurship Awards 2023.
A collaboration between SEED and the Circular Economy Catalyst, this year’s awards is broken into two – the Climate Adaptation Awards by SEED, focusing on Botswana, Malawi, and Zambia; and the Circular Economy Awards by Circular Economy Catalyst for India and Kenya.
The Awards will support eco-inclusive and circular enterprises to scale their business growth as they increase the adaptive capacity of local communities to the changing climate. Examples of eligible businesses in Botswana, Malawi and Zambia include those focusing on areas such as biodiversity protection, responsible water management, building community resilience, sustainable land management, and climate-smart agricultural practices.
Applications are now open until March 23, with winners announced at the beginning of July at the occasion of the UN High Level Political Forum. For the Climate Adaptation Awards, one winner in each country will receive a one-year SEED Accelerator support and a matching grant of up to EUR15,000 (US$16,000) to make necessary investments to scale. Five runners-up in each country will receive six-month SEED Catalyser support and a matching grant of EUR1,500 (US$1,600) to support necessary investments to grow.
For Circular Economy Awards, two winners in each country will receive a one-year accelerator support and a matching grant of up to EUR15,000 (US$16,000) to make necessary investments to scale. Ten runners-up in each country will receive six-month Catalyser business development support and a matching grant of up to EUR5,000 (US$5,400) to make necessary investments to grow.