SEED GoSustainable

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SEED, with the generous support of the Government of Flanders, invites entries from local companies with the potential to realize eco-inclusive business innovation in South Africa. Eco-inclusive innovation enables conventional enterprises to integrate low-income groups into their value chain and to create a positive impact on the environment. The SEED GoSustainable Programme will show selected enterprises and consultants precisely where and how to integrate eco-inclusive solutions into the value chain of SMEs.

GoSustainable 'Training of Trainers' Workshop 18 - 20 July 2017, Durban

The 3-day kick-off workshop will set the ground for the upcoming innovation process. The training ensures effective learning through the use of design thinking and user-centered approaches. The participant-led methodology applied is geared by short inputs, case studies, practical exercises and group work.  Together with peers and guided by SEED expert trainers you will apply a variety of eco-inclusive innovations tools to real-life cases. 

Who is eligible?

The Programme is for individuals business development service providers or consultants. It guides change makers in influential economic positions at the interface of politics, business and civil society. Applicants should be between 20 and 35 and able to demonstrate that they have:

  • Experience or a strong interest in working on eco-inclusive enterprise topics with SMEs in South Africa
  • Experience or a strong interest in providing business management oriented capacity building
  • Experience in working with new technologies and strong analytical skills
  • A degree in a relevant academic or business related field
  • Experience or a strong interest in facilitating interactive and participatory workshops
  • Capacity to communicate and provide capacity building in English and/or
    any other local language to local businesses.

Please note: Given the maximum number of participant slots, we will only be able to accept upto 20 participants. Participation is free of charge (travel and accommodation costs not included). We particularly welcome applications from women & youth entrepreneurs.

How to apply? 

Call for Application

In order to complete an application, please submit a detailed CV and a short letter of motivation via email to In case of questions, please feel free to contact us by email or phone (+27 72 878 4081 or +27 79 340 9548). Submissions will be accepted until 6 July 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by 11 July 2017.

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