For those that applied for UNEP’S most coveted awards for sustainable entrepreneurship – butterflies have found haven in their tummy.
On Wednesday 14.00pm in Nairobi Kenya UNEP representatives will be announcing the winners of the 10th SEED awards from sustainable entrepreneurship.
This year, the winners include a business which manufactures plates from fallen leaves, a construction business that uses non-flammable bricks made of plastic waste and an initiative that engages with impoverished women who produce fuel-efficient stoves for refugee camps.
23 awards will be given to businesses in Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda and Tanzania with 2 gender equality awards that are not OECD or EU members, one of them in Kenya.
The awards, launched in 2005, are aimed to honour eco-entrepreneurs who bring social economic benefits through their innovative businesses.