On 24 October the winners of the SEED Awards 2019 were announced in Lilongwe, Malawi. The announcement took place during the Malawi National Dialogue Forum, in which deputy representative Nikolas Bosscher participated. The Government of Flanders supports both SEED programs and the SEED Awards.
Every year, SEED awards young, innovative companies from Africa and Asia for their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. The focus is on tackling poverty and climate change, generating economic development and job creation. 14 Winners, selected from over 900 start-ups, receive, in addition to a sum of money, during several months advice and guidance to further expand their activities.
The focus of Flemish support for SEED is on climate adaptation and green economy, which is also the thematic focus for Flemish development cooperation in South Africa.
Deputy representative Katrien Vandepladutse (South Africa): “The SEED awards are a great way of showcasing climate smart adaptive businesses in South Africa, and giving them the necessary business support as well as opening doors to funding opportunities.”
General Representation of the Governement of Flanders in Southern Africa
- Nikolas Bosscher – Deputy Development cooperation Malawi (picture)
- Katrien Vandepladutse – Deputy Development cooperation South-Africa