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SEED South Africa Symposium 2016

Unlocking capital, boosting support – building the ecosystem for eco-entrepreneurship in South Africa

March 15-16, 2016 in Pretoria

about the Symposium

The SEED South Africa Symposium is an annual international forum for sharing knowledge and experience, establishing partnerships, and developing solutions to stimulate the growth of social and eco-entrepreneurship in South Africa.

This year's topic was Unlocking capital, boosting support to discuss how we can collaboratively build the ecosystem for eco-entrepreneurship in South Africa.

Highlights

The announcement of the recipients of the 2016 SEED Accelerators in South Africa, a support programme for social and environmental enterprises that have won a SEED Award and are now in the scale-up phase.

The second SEED Investor Forum (by invitation only) establishing fruitful connections between impact investors, SEED Accelerators and selected social and environmental enterprises.

Inspiring Panels catalyzing ideas on a supportive ecosystem for micro, small and medium-sized social and environmental enterprises.

Interactive Sessions providing a platform for ground-breaking solutions mutually developed by stakeholders from business, politics, academia and civil society.

The SEED Marketplace showcasing innovative, locally-driven, entrepreneurial approaches to sustainable development challenges of social and eco enterprises from across the country.

participants

sessions

panels

Awardees

speakers

Agus Hasan Reksoprodjo

Agus Hasan Reksoprodjo

VP Corporate Affairs, Sintesa Group, Indonesia

Agus Hasan Reksopr...

Sintesa Group, Indonesia
Allison Robertshaw

Allison Robertshaw

Executive Director, SEED

Allison Robertshaw

SEED
Bandile Dlabantu

Bandile Dlabantu

Managing Director, Khepri Biosciences

Bandile Dlabantu

Khepri Biosciences
Belynda Petrie

Belynda Petrie

CEO and Climate Change and Finance Expert, OneWorld Sustainable Investments

Belynda Petrie

OneWorld Sustainable Investm...
Bridgit Evans

Bridgit Evans

Manager, SAB Foundation

Bridgit Evans

SAB Foundation
Carol Franco Bellini

Carol Franco Bellini

Senior Research Associate, Virginia Tech University

Carol Franco Bellini

Virginia Tech University
Churchill Zepherinus Norbert

Churchill Zepherinus Norbert

Project Coordinator, Department of Environment – Antigua & Barbuda

Churchill Zepherin...

Department of Environment – ...
Div de Villiers

Div de Villiers

Managing Director, Dimension Capital

Div de Villiers

Dimension Capital
Donna Katzin

Donna Katzin

Executive Director at Shared Interest, Shared Interest

Donna Katzin

Shared Interest
Elize Hattingh

Elize Hattingh

Founder, Green Talent

Elize Hattingh

Green Talent
Farheen Javed

Farheen Javed

Technical Advisor Policy & Market Based Instruments, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Project, GIZ Pakistan

Farheen Javed

Renewable Energy & Energy Ef...
Frédéric Wils

Frédéric Wils

Head of the „Practitioners‘ Dialogue on Climate Investments“, giz

Frédéric Wils

giz
George K. Kosimbei

George K. Kosimbei

Director, Chandaria Business Innovation and Incubation Centre, Kenyatta University

George K. Kosimbei

Chandaria Business Innovatio...
Geraldine Reymenants

Geraldine Reymenants

General Representative, General Representation of the Government of Flanders

Geraldine Reymenants

General Representation of th...
Gereon Klein

Gereon Klein

Senior Associate, adelphi research

Gereon Klein

adelphi research
Habiba Ali

Habiba Ali

MD/CEO, Sosai Renewable Energies Company

Habiba Ali

Sosai Renewable Energies Com...
Hamis Mikate

Hamis Mikate

Managing Director & Founder, ENSOL (T) LTD, Tanzania

Hamis Mikate

ENSOL (T) LTD, Tanzania
Hrishikesh Mahadev Rayadurgam

Hrishikesh Mahadev Rayadurgam

Technical Advisor, Integration Environment and Energy GmbH

Hrishikesh Mahadev...

Integration Environment and ...
Jaap Spreeuwenberg

Jaap Spreeuwenberg

Managing Director, Hivos Impact Investments

Jaap Spreeuwenberg

Hivos Impact Investments
Jay Patel

Jay Patel

Vice President, Village Energy

Jay Patel

Village Energy
Joanne Yawitch

Joanne Yawitch

Chief Executive Officer, National Business Initiative (NBI), South Africa

Joanne Yawitch

National Business Initiative...
Joni Musabayana

Joni Musabayana

Acting Director, ILO

Joni Musabayana

ILO
Kees van der Ree

Kees van der Ree

Green Jobs Coordinator, International Labour Organisation

Kees van der Ree

International Labour Organis...
Lana Lovasic

Lana Lovasic

Managing Director of Simanye Economic and Enterprise Development, Simanye

Lana Lovasic

Simanye
Laura Sundblad

Laura Sundblad

Capacity Building Specialist, Arc Finance Ltd.

Laura Sundblad

Arc Finance Ltd.
Manfred Kopper

Manfred Kopper

Environmental Director, Asociación Empresarial para el Desarrollo (AED) , Costa Rica

Manfred Kopper

Asociación Empresarial para ...
Mao Amis

Mao Amis

Executive Director, African Centre for a Green Economy

Mao Amis

African Centre for a Green E...
Mapula Tshangela

Mapula Tshangela

Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa

Mapula Tshangela

Department of Environmental ...
Maria Victoria B. Antonio

Maria Victoria B. Antonio

Senior Adviser for National Policy, GIZ ProGED Project

Maria Victoria B. ...

GIZ ProGED Project
Mehdi Mustafa

Mehdi Mustafa

Technical Advisor, Financial Instruments Development, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project (REEE) – GIZ Pakistan

Mehdi Mustafa

Financial Instruments Develo...
Mirko Zürker

Mirko Zürker

Head of Programme Development & Head of Asia Office,

Mirko Zürker

Nestor O. Raneses

Nestor O. Raneses

Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Reserach, University of the Philippines

Nestor O. Raneses

University of the Philippine...
Rafaelita M. Aldaba

Rafaelita M. Aldaba

Assistant Secretary, Department of Trade & Industry, Philippines

Rafaelita M. Aldaba

Department of Trade & Indust...
Rainer Agster

Rainer Agster

Director of Operations, SEED

Rainer Agster

SEED
Refilwe Mokoena

Refilwe Mokoena

Senior Project Manager, GreaterCapital

Refilwe Mokoena

GreaterCapital
Sifiso Ndwandwe

Sifiso Ndwandwe

Executive Director, Catalyst for Growth

Sifiso Ndwandwe

Catalyst for Growth
Steve Piro

Steve Piro

CEO and Founder, Synergy Efficiency Solutions (SES)

Steve Piro

Synergy Efficiency Solutions...
Vicente Co

Vicente Co

Vice president, Philippine Plastics Industry Association (PPIA)

Vicente Co

Philippine Plastics Industry...

Programme

venue

The Innovation Hub is a science and technology park that promotes socio-economic development and competitiveness through innovation.

Innovation Hub
Mark Shuttleworth St
Pretoria, 0087 South Africa

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How to get to the Symposium

Route from Pretoria (CBD)

Take N4 highway towards Witbank. Take the round-about towards Johannesburg N1 highway, travel in a southern direction; take the Lynnwood road turn off. At the traffic light, turn left into Meiring Naude road. Follow road, 3rd traffic light, turn left into Hotel street by the Sasol Petrol Station, follow road, go over N1 highway, you will reach boom gates and be directed to The Innovation Hub precinct.

Route from Johannesburg

Take N1 highway towards Polokwane (Pietersburg). Take the Lynnwood road / CSIR off ramp. At traffic light, turn right into Lynnwood road on the bridge over N1 highway, and immediately keep to left hand lane. Turn left into Meiring Naude road. Follow road, go over 4 traffic lights, at 5th traffic light, turn left into Hotel street by the Sasol Petrol Station, follow road, go over N1 highway, you will reach boom gates and be directed to The Innovation Hub precinct.

Route from airport

The conference venue is only about half an hour's drive from the Johannesburg International Airport, South Africa's major air terminal serving more than 30 000 travellers daily. Airport-approved operators and the hotels courtesy services provide taxi, bus and shuttle services between Pretoria and the airport.

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The SEED South Africa Symposium is organised by SEED, which is hosted by adelphi research gGmbH.

For further information please contact:

Marion Müller vom Berge

+49 89 286 758 96

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Rest Kanju

+27 728 784 081

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