Innovative start-up enterprises from global South take centre stage at SEED Awards

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- A second press conference will follow on the 2013 SEED Awards, which spotlight ground-breaking, green start-up enterprises in areas ranging from product innovation to social media to clean energy production.

The 2013 SEED Awards will place a special focus on Africa, with 20 awards being made to enterprises in Ethiopia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

An awards ceremony and cocktail reception will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.

What: SEED Awards press conference

When: Thursday, 31 October, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


o Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director

o Helen Marquard, Executive Director, SEED Initiative

o 2010 SEED Winner from Kenya, Lorna Rutto

o 2013 SEED Winner from India

o 2013 SEED Winner from Peru

Please note: due to heavy security, all journalists should arrive at the compound at least 30 minutes early.

If you have not yet picked up your press badge: please do so on Thursday, 31 October or Friday, 1 November, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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