SEED Africa Symposium 2014: Making Growth Sustainable. Co-creating Solutions
On September 10th and 11th, the SEED Africa Symposium 2014 convened at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. 320 representatives from business, government, academia, support institutions and civil society from 30 different countries attended. 'Making Growth Sustainable: Co-creating Solutions through Social and Green Entrepreneurship' was the theme of the event. Participants were invited to Explore, Enable and Engage with each other to find ways of building effective ecosystems for green and social enterprises in Africa.
This year's event examined the nexus between small social and green enterprises and larger businesses, and how to strengthen collaboration and partnerships between them and policy-makers through more supportive environments. It also explored best practices and innovative partnerships as well as the barriers that hinder the scale up of small micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs). Symposium participants exchanged ideas with renowned entrepreneurs and high-level business leaders, policy makers, development and inclusive business experts.