The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in conjunction with Swedish-Southern African Chamber of Commerce (SSACC) and SwedOcean invites you to participate in the Blue Economy Business Seminar scheduled to take place in Göteborg, Sweden on Thursday, 14th September 2017.
The aim of the seminar is to bring together the South African and Swedish companies, key-players and stakeholders in the field of the blue economy to explore partnerships, networking, technology transfer, knowledge sharing and benchmarking.
Furthermore, to allow small and big corporations from both countries in the specific sectors of the blue economy such as marine transport, marine protection services, aquaculture and offshore oil & gas exploration to engage each other with the objective of identifying opportunities and possible areas of collaborations.
PROGRAM TO FOLLOW SOON -> BLUE ECONOMY SEMINAR
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT YOUR COMPANY AT THE SEMINAR, WOULD LIKE TO RSVP, CONTACT SSACC AT firstname.lastname@example.org
The GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities Programme Innovation Fund is open for applications until 16th April 2017. This may present a new funding opportunity, particularly for business models based around using mobile technology to achieve development impact. Details for your consideration are below.
|The GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme Innovation Fund, supported by UK Aid, is now open for applications. The Fund objective is to build and share evidence on the role of mobile in improving or increasing access to energy, clean water or sanitation for underserved consumers and the potential benefits for the mobile industry.
|The Fund will be awarding GBP 3.3 million in grant funds to 15 – 17 organisations who will trial or scale commercially sustainable mobile-enabled utility services. Grant sizes vary from GBP 150,000 to 300,000.To date, The Fund has awarded GBP 6 million to 34 organisations across four continents which have impacted nearly 2.3 million beneficiaries. Between 2013 and 2016, several of these grantees have leveraged their grants to raise over $174 million in investment in total.
The Fund is calling on the following types of organisations to submit their applications for innovative products or services that leverage mobile technology as a significant element of their utility delivery model for projects:
- Mobile operators
- Energy, water, or sanitation services providers, including
- Decentralized service providers
- Urban and peri-urban utilities and
- NGOs trialling business model approaches
- Technology solutions providers
Applicants must be working in Sub-Saharan Africa or South and Southeast Asia
Interested organisations should review the grant terms on the website and submit concept notes by April 16th 2017.
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