Climate Launchpad Contest launches in Ghana- Fixing climate change one startup at a time!

For the first time ever, Ghana will be one of the over 50 countries across 5 continents taking part in the 2019 edition of ClimateLaunchpad– the world’s largest green business ideas competition. Organized in collaboration with the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre, whose mandate is to develop and support entrepreneurs pioneering adaptive and mitigative solutions for climate change issues in Ghana, …

Rukayatu Sanusi: At the Helm of the World Bank’s Ghana Climate Innovation Centre

By The World Bank Rukayatu Sanusi saw an opportunity to address economic development through support to the small and medium enterprises (SME) sector. That is how she came to be the Executive Director of the Ghana Climate Innovation Center(GCIC), a pioneering business incubator with a unique focus on developing SME ventures and entrepreneurs in Ghana’s green economy. The GCIC is funded …

The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre participates in Africa Climate Week 2019

Africa, like other continents, is being severely impacted by Climate Change- from the gradual melting of glaciers on Mount Kilimanjaro to drought in Somalia to decreased rainfall over large parts of the Sahel and Southern Africa to increased rainfall in most part of Central Africa,  climate change is a particular threat to Africa’s economic growth and to the livelihoods of …

Katja Lasseur, Deputy Dutch Ambassador Visits Ghana CIC

Katja Lasseur, Deputy Head of Mission for the Netherlands Embassy in Ghana and her team visited the Ghana CIC on the 5th of February 2019. Her visit to the Ghana CIC is part of a series of visits she will be doing to the various incubator hubs in Ghana receiving funding from the Dutch Government. In what she described as …

MAGGOT PRODUCTION LEADS TO A $100,000 PRIZE FOR GCIC INCUBATEE

  Maggots? Yes. You read it right. Maggots! Demand for poultry rises in Ghana by 13.9% annually – however importers of poultry benefit the most from this increasing demand because local poultry costs four times more to produce than imported poultry.  This is attributed to the cost of feed, which comprises up to 70% of the total cost of production. …

12 Innovative Entrepreneurs Graduate From GCIC

12 entrepreneurs graduated as the second cohort of the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) business incubator. The ceremony, held on the 12th December 2018 took place at the premises of the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) on Ashesi University campus. Some members of GCIC’s Cohort 2 graduating class Their graduation comes after one year of incubation which among other activities …

Black Star Energy places 2nd at EDF Pulse Africa Awards

On the 23rd of November 2018, one of GCIC’s cohort 2 entrepreneurs, Black Star Energy, ranked 2nd from a pool of 432 projects from 24 countries in the EDF Pulse Africa competition. The competition identifies and supports African innovators committed to growing Africa’s energy sector. Black Star Energy is a developer, owner, and operator of solar-powered off -grids. Through their …

GCIC supports Ashesi Students at the 2018 Global Retail Challenge

With support from the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), a student team from Ashesi University’s Design Lab, participated in the 2018 Global Retail Challenge held by Retail Industry Leaders Association and the Bensadoun School of Retail Management at McGill University in Montreal. The Global Retail Challenge is a challenge that brings young, innovative students together to problem solve on how …

GCIC holds first ever GCIC-Ashesi Open House

On the Thursday 15th November 2018, for the first time since the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) was launched in 2016, the GCIC held an open house at its offices located at Ashesi University. The Open House  was aimed at creating awareness about GCIC among members of the Ashesi Community, and saw in attendance Ashesi students and staff. Ashesi University …

GCIC COHORT 3 WELLBEING RETREAT

What role does disruption play in entrepreneurship? How do you build a trans-generational business? Debt or Equity in choosing a financing option for your business? Is external financing really needed for a business to succeed? What is a transformational business and how do you build one? These were some of the topics tackled at the just ended Cohort 3 Residential …