SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK ACCRA GOES GREEN

Climate change discussions rarely make their way into everyday conversations and, more often even when they do, such discussions have been left mostly to policy makers, environmentalists and academics. In disrupting this trend, for the first time since its launch, climate change has found a voice at this year’s Social Media Week, Accra. Social Media Week is a leading news …

Creating Green Businesses Through Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)

The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) on the 31st of July 2018, held a day’s workshop to promote the operationalisation of the National Climate Smart Agriculture Action Plan (NCSAAP). Under the theme: ‘Creating Green Businesses Through Climate Smart Agriculture’, the workshop served as a platform for CSA stakeholders to have …

The Potential of Solar Energy in Ghana: Solar Uptake Validation Workshop

Did you know that solar energy is an abundant resource throughout Ghana and with up to 3000hrs of sunshine per annum, solar solutions could effectively supplement on-grid solutions and offer new opportunities to off-grid populations? However, Ghana’s power industry is fraught with many challenges such as high cost of gas, operation and maintenance difficulties resulting in huge debt. “Based on …

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 opportunities for those in their communities. The Black Umbrellas is an Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) incubation organization that partners with the private sector, government and civil society to address …

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 quest to help clean the environment, she started a business that will achieve this goal and, at the same time, provide employment for many. Read on as Mariama shares her …

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 Entrepreneurs Transformation Programme (WETP), an initiative of GCIC with the objective of supporting women entrepreneurs within the incubator to elevate their entrepreneurial adventure and become extraordinary. When they signed up …

GCIC head, Ruka Sanusi, shares lessons learned, progress and impact

2nd April 2018 | By: Ashesi University External Relations A year after the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) inducted its first cohort of entrepreneurs, the innovation hub is looking to make deeper impact within the climate space across Ghana. Located on Ashesi’s campus, the GCIC, in the past year, has engaged with entrepreneurs in a wide range of areas within the green …

GCIC INCUBATING INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM 2018

On the 4th of May, in Accra, at the Kempinski Hotel, the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) held its flagship thought leadership annual event, Incubating Innovation.  . The event, convened as a symposium, sought to examine and analyse the measures that can be taken to ensure that business innovation within the start-up ecosystem in Ghana is purposefully stimulated, nurtured and …

GCIC COHORT 2 WELLBEING RETREAT 2018

In April 2018, following a rigorous three months of entrepreneurship classes, GCIC organised a two-day residential retreat, the Wellbeing Retreat, for its second Cohort of entrepreneurs. The Wellbeing Retreat forms part of the bouquet of holistic incubation services provided by GCIC and designed to provide the incubates with an avenue to be inspired, mentored and instructively learn from established transformational …