Simuka-Phakama 2018 Green enterPRIZE Innovation Challenge JourneySimuka

The Simuka-Phakama Green enterPRIZE Innovation Challenge launched in October 2018 is being implemented by the ILO in collaboration with local Business Development Service (BDS) providers. It aims to offer access to financial and non-financial BDS to innovative green and growth oriented small and medium-sized enterprises to grow their business.

Date issued: 20 March 2019 | Size/duration: 05:26

Targeted emerging and established SMEs will increase their provision of green products and services and tap the potential of a green economy in Zimbabwe that can become a driver of green and decent jobs creation.

Between 14 and 15 March 2019, 56 shortlisted finalists were assessed by a panel of judges and 28 of them awarded access to financial prizes and/or 12-month business development services.

The business awards were delivered by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Government of Zimbabwe, the Employers’ Confederation of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, with financial support from the Government of Sweden.