TechInAfrica – The 2019 Seed Awards has named 14 winners from different parts of the world, including Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, India, Indonesia, and Thailand. The annual awards mean to give recognition to social early-stage social enterprises in developing and emerging countries.
According to a statement on October 24, Seed said that the 14 winners were selected among 52 finalists and 906 applications from nine countries. An independent panel of international judges who are experts in business and development made the final selection of the winners.
The African winners of the 2019 Seed Awards are:
- Hustlenomics (South Africa) – Seed Low Carbon Award
- Nelplast Eco (Ghana) – Seed Low Carbon Award
- Tusafishe (Uganda) – Seed Low Carbon Award
- Dytech (Zambia) – Seed Africa Award
- Kukula Solar (Zambia) – Seed Africa Award
- Enrapower (Zimbabwe) – Seed Africa Award
- Green Impact Technologies (Malawi) – Seed Africa Award
- Kibebe (Malawi) – Seed Africa Award
- AfriLeap (South Africa) – Seed South Africa Climate Adaptation Award
- BN Aqua Solutions (South Africa) – Seed South Africa Climate Adaptation Award
- Meat Naturally (South Africa) – Seed South Africa Climate Adaptation
Besides the winners from Africa, the other 3 winners from Asian countries include:
- Aikya Organics (India) – Seed Low Carbon Award
- Fang Thai Factory (Thailand) – Seed Low Carbon Award
- Mycotech (Indonesia) – Seed Low Carbon Award
The 14 winners will get grants to meet the emergency needs of their enterprises. Additionally, they will also take part in the Seed Accelerator program, allowing them to receive financial literacy training as well as support that will help them to scale their businesses.
For further information about the winners of 2019 Seed Awards and Seed’s other programs, please visit https://seed.uno. All about the enterprises and business models are also provided on the website.