4 years of supporting climate-smart and socially inclusive enterprises in Thailand
SEED 20 Years celebration in Thailand
Bangkok, Thursday 16th November 2022 – SEED works closely with ecosystem partners and directly with enterprises through a two-pronged approach to enterprise development consisting of Direct Enterprise Support and Ecosystem Building. Established in 2018, the SEED Thailand Hub was instrumental in the implementation of the Global SEED Symposium and the Green Recovery Ecosystem Builder Programme Southeast Asia Cohort. During 2019 – 2022, SEED Thailand has completed two cycles of Direct Enterprise Support activities and one cycle of Ecosystem Building activities.
Thailand’s green growth development model (under “Sufficiency Economy Philosophy”) and the 12th National Economic and Social Development Plan (NESDP) 2017-2021 sets priorities around green jobs creation, green businesses and sustainable finance, to combat the severe environmental challenges faced by the country. To reinforce the bottom-up support of national agendas, the SEED Thailand Hub has cultivated a community of promising eco-inclusive enterprises and incubated innovative climate finance and policy instruments in critical economic sectors such as waste, sustainable agriculture, and renewable energy. The hub also facilitated, in collaboration with multiple partners, the Hack for Climate Finance, which supports the development of fin-tech solutions in order to scale climate-smart SME actions. The SEED Thailand Hub is hosted by the adelphi research representative office.
To celebrate 20 years of SEED, a get-together event was organised at the Continent Hotel Bangkok (Asoke) with the presence of selected enterprises, implementing partners, and the German Ambassador to Thailand H.E. Georg Schmidt. The event reflected on SEED activities in Thailand and highlighted 10 Thai enterprises who received support from SEED programmes, including Fang Thai Factory, ListenField, SunnyCotton, SunSawang, Yoddoi, moreloop, Carenation, Find Folk, GooGreens, and Happy Grocers. Discover more about the Thai SEED-supported Enterprises here.
For more information, or for interview requests with the SEED team, please contact:
Thailand Hub Coordinator, SEED
The SEED Programme in Thailand is financially supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The Federal Environment Ministry was established in 1986 and is responsible for the environmental policy of the German government.