Enterprise Advocacy Workshops by SEED-CEPA (Malawi)
Empowering established green and social SMEs to engage effectively with stakeholders
SEED and the Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA) Malawi are calling for applications from established SEED-supported climate adaptation enterprises for a new capacity building program, which offers a structured framework within which participants will be empowered to engage in advocacy.
Target participants: Established SEED-supported climate adaptation enterprises in Malawi
Workshop dates: 15 - 17 June 2022
Location: Malawi (Lilongwe OR Blantyre) TBC
Application Deadline: 22 May 2022
(Application form at the bottom of this page)
Download the Call for Applications flyer here.
About the Enterprise Advocacy Workshops
Green and social enterprises provide market-based solutions that help to enhance the climate change adaptation and mitigation capacities of their local economy and society. While recognition of these green and social SMEs is on the rise, many of them still face significant barriers to start-up and scale-up their businesses. The solutions to unlocking support for green and social SMEs lies in conducive and accessible collaboration, policy and financing for climate-smart entrepreneurship.
The Enterprise Advocacy Workshops are designed to empower established climate adaptation SMEs to engage effectively with the entrepreneurial ecosystem. It draws on policy advocacy tools to help enterprises meaningfully engage with stakeholders to mobilise support for climate adaptation SMEs and contribute to positive systems change.
Benefits for Participants:
Receive expert guidance to understand policy processes and intervention mechanisms;
Access tools to raise public awareness about barriers to successful green and social entrepreneurship;
Develop skills to deliver information and data to improve local policies; and
EUR 500 grant for top 3 advocacy plans submitted to kick-start their advocacy activities
The Workshops will be delivered in the form of 3-day workshops (in-person), and a follow-up check in clinic (virtual) two months after the workshops. The contents of the workshop will be guided by the Enterprise Advocacy Toolkit, and delivered using hands-on design thinking methodology and dynamic peer-to-peer exchanges.
Applications are now closed. Thank you for your interest in the programme. The team will evaluate all applications and will be contacting all participants about the results.