RISE Kenya Wins the..... 2011 SEED Initiative AWARD
RISE Kenya -Africa 2011 SEED Initiative AWARD WINNER
Last year 2011, Our organisation RISE-Kenya was awarded recognition of its particular achievements in innovation and entrepreneurship on“Enhancing Grassroots Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment in Kitui County, Kenya, through Sustainable Aloe Farming” through its partnership with a local university and the Ministry of Agriculture. Through this initiative , It provides rural income and facilitates the rehabilitation of wasteland by producing aloe-based skin care products for the local market its promising efforts to promote economic growth, social development and environmental protection in Kenya, and not least the potential of its partnership to inspire others.
RISE-K will enjoy the following support from the SEED AWARD
Increasing organizational exposure nationally, regionally and internationally through global media Coverage,
The SEED Symposium and International Awards Ceremony in South Africa to be held on 28th March 2012 to 1st April 2012
Strengthening its enterprise through capacity building and financial support
Assisting with marketing and access to other networking opportunities
Founded by UNEP, UNDP and IUCN at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, SEED supports innovative small-scale and locally driven entrepreneurships around the globe which integrate social and environmental benefits into their business model.
The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up social and environmental entrepreneurs in countries with developing and emerging economies. An international jury of experts selects enterprises which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to a greener economy.