October 19, 2009

SEED initiative joins Rework to push for youth green jobs

The SEED initiative, an international sustainability prize hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) jointly with UNDP and the World Conservation Union (IUCN), has joined Rework the World to connect leading entrepreneurs in areas such as energy, agriculture and water to the youth green jobs agenda.

The main goals of the SEED Initiative are to build support for social and environmental entrepreneurs, to integrate them into the green economy, and to promote their role as contributors to the wider development process.

Through a competition, SEED every year selects the most promising start-up social and environmental entrepreneurs around the globe and provides them with tailored capacity building packages to meet their most urgent needs, to grow their networks, and to heighten their profiles, so helping them to consolidate and scale up.

Through this partnership, SEED will work with its entrepreneurs to explore how to accelerate the youth employment components as a driver of their scaling strategies. SEED's aim is to encourage the growth of micro and medium sized enterprises to contribute to shape a green economy.

1 comment:

  1. It is really encouraging to learn that global leaders and stakeholders have acknowledged the role of the youth in attaining sustainable development and are ready to invest in empowering them to become positive change agents.

    It also very clear that we need partnership to achieve meaningful impact.