Founded in 2016, GCIC is a pioneering business incubator with a unique focus of developing SME ventures and entrepreneurs in Ghana’s ‘Green Economy’. Our mission is to develop and support an exceptional set of transformational ventures and entrepreneurs who are pioneering adaptive and mitigating solutions for climate change issues in Ghana. We do this with a focus on five key economic sectors (energy efficiency & renewable energy; solar power; climate smart agriculture; domestic waste management; water management and purification), the provision of premium business advisory and business mentoring services, technical support in the development, prototyping and testing of their innovation, as well as financial Proof of Concept grants to qualifying SMEs within our incubator.
GCIC is funded by a grant from the Governments of Denmark and the Netherlands through the World Bank, and is managed by a consortium led by Ashesi University, and including Ernst and Young, SNV Ghana and the United Nations University. The Consortium offers the perfect mix of experience and excellence in private sector development, climate change, entrepreneurship, education and training, and research and development know-how.
OUR STRUCTURE & WORK STREAMS
GCIC is part of the World Bank’s infoDev Climate Technology Program, a unique programme that supports high-growth, clean-tech companies to commercialize and scale the most innovative private sector solutions to climate change. The CTP’s global network of Climate Innovation Centres includes centres in the Caribbean, Morocco, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Vietnam.
Our operational framework boasts five responsive, innovative workstreams led and executed by one of the consortium members.