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Ghana Climate Innovation Centre

Who We Are

Funded by a grant from the Governments of Denmark and the Netherlands through the WorldBank, and managed by a consortium comprising Ashesi University, Ernst and Young, SNV Ghana and the United Nations University, the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) is a pioneering business incubator with a unique focus of developing SME ventures and entrepreneurs in Ghana’s ‘Green Economy’. We develop and support an exceptional set of transformational ventures and entrepreneurs  who are pioneering adaptive and mitigating solutions for climate change issues in Ghana.

Our DNA:     Curiosity  |      Innovation     |    Leadership

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Sub-Sector Focus Areas

The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre provides support to businesses involved in any of the following five sub-sectors :

  • Energy Efficiency

    Energy Efficiency

    Ghana’s power sector continues to face difficulties in closing its supply shortfall; energy efficiency solutions provide an immediate step to fixing this problem, and could save the country millions annually.

    Main applications:

    Lighting, Appliances, HVAC, Energy Efficient Manufacturing, Transmission & Distribution, Clean Cook Stoves and Fuels

  • Water Management & Purification

     Water Management & Purification

    With a population of 27 million, about 23 million of Ghana’s people do not have access to improved sanitation, and 3 million do not have access to safe drinking water. Solutions to this challenge could greatly reduce related diseases and mortality.

    Main Applications:

    Waste Water Treatment, Portable Water, Water Use Efficiency, Waste Water Recycling, Desalination, Rain Water Harvesting, Efficient Irrigation

  • Domestic Waste Management:

    Domestic Waste Management

    Increasing population with its resultant increased waste production in Ghana has outpaced the country’s capacity for effective waste management. Innovative solutions to domestic waste management can bridge this capacity gap and lead to cleaner environments and healthier citizens.

    Main applications:

    Recycling, E-Waste Management, Biogas Generation, Biomass Power

  • Climate Smart Agriculture

    Climate Smart Agriculture

    Despite the abundance of resources for Agric production, Ghana remains a net importer of food with dated production methods and inefficient value chains. Climate adaptation solutions to agriculture will improve production and increase the resiliency of especially small farmers to climate change.

    Main applications:

    New Resilient Crops/Seeds, Water/Energy Efficient Agri-Machinery/Equipment, Water/Energy Efficient Irrigation Systems, Climate Friendly/Energy Efficient Food Processing, Bio Pesticides & Fertilizers, Agricultural Waste Management

  • Solar Energy

    Solar Energy

    Solar as a resource is abundant throughout Ghana. With up to 3000hrs of sunshine per annum, solar solutions could effectively supplement on-grid solutions and offer new opportunities to off-grid populations.

    Main applications:

    Offgrid/Distributed Solar PV, Solar PV MW, Concentrated Solar PV MW, Solar Thermal MW, Solar Thin Film, Solar IT

Sub-Sector Focus Areas

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Energy Efficiency
Ghana’s power sector continues to face difficulties in closing its supply shortfall; energy efficiency solutions provide an immediate step to fixing this problem, and could save the country millions annually.

Main applications:
Lighting, Appliances, HVAC, Energy Efficient Manufacturing, Transmission & Distribution, Clean cook stoves and fuels

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Domestic Waste Management
Increasing population with its resultant increased waste production in Ghana has outpaced the country’s capacity for effective waste management. Innovative solutions to domestic waste management can bridge this capacity gap and lead to cleaner environments and healthier citizens.

Main applications:
Recycling, e-waste management, Biogas Generation, Biomass Power

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Water Management and Purification
With a population of 27 million, about 23 million of Ghana’s people do not have access to improved sanitation, and 3 million do not have access to safe drinking water. Solutions to this challenge could greatly reduce related diseases and mortality.

Main applications:
Waste Water Treatment, Potable Water, Water use efficiency, Waste water recycling, Desalination, Rain water harvesting,Efficient irrigation

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Climate Smart Agriculture
Despite the abundance of resources for agric production, Ghana remains a net importer of food with dated production methods and inefficient value chains. Climate adaptation solutions to agriculture will improve production and increase the resiliency of especially small farmers to climate change.

Main applications:
New resilient crops/seeds, Water/energy efficient agri-machinery/equipment, Water/energy efficient irrigation systems, Climate friendly/energy efficient food processing, Bio pesticides & fertilizers, Agricultural waste management

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Solar Energy
Solar as a resource is abundant throughout Ghana. With up to 3000hrs of sunshine per annum, solar solutions could effectively supplement on-grid solutions and offer new opportunities to off-grid populations.

Main applications:
Offgrid/Distributed solar PV, Solar PV MW, Concentrated Solar PV MW, Solar Thermal MW, Solar Thin Film, Solar IT

Recent Events
  • Mon
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    Jan
    2018

    Applications for Cohort 3 ends

  • Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017

    Journey to select Cohort 2 ventures begin

  • Tue
    01
    Aug
    2017

    National Green Business Roadshows in Ghana launched

  • Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017

    Applications open for interested applicants

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017

    Incubation programme for Cohort 1 commences

  • Mon
    01
    May
    2017

    Cohort 1 ventures inducted

What our clients are saying:

GCIC Clients are a select group of entrepreneurs who are developing locally-appropriate solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation

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GCIC Executive Director, Rukayatu Sanusi, attends Black Umbrellas 6th Annual National Enterprise Development Awards (NEDA)

In June 2018, Black Umbrellas honored top performing Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) with awards aimed at showcasing black-owned businesses in South Africa that are sustainable, profitable and create employment

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Mariama Iddrisu…the Ghanaian lady turning plastic wastes to useful products

Change, they say, begins from you and this assertion is really true. One young woman decided that the change she wants in her community must begin from her. In her

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A journey towards finding your inner leader: a recap

Eight inspiring women – all leading and or working within a pioneering green business and being incubated by the  the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC)– are part of GCIC’s Women

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CONTACT INFO

The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre is based at Ashesi University’s campus in Berekuso, about an hour’s drive from Accra’s Kotoka International Airport.

Postal adress: Ashesi University. 1 University Avenue Berekuso. Eastern Region.
Ghana

Phone: +(233) 302 610 330

Email: info@ghanacic.org