Neat Eco-Feeds recognized for their zero-waste production cycle

Congratulations to Neat Eco-Feeds for winning two awards at the 2019 Financial Times/ International Finance Corporation (FT/IFC) Transformational Business Awards held in London on the 13th June 2019. The Transformational Business Awards highlight ground-breaking, long-term private sector solutions to major development issues, with the programme’s core categories all directly related to global efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals …

Entrepreneur: “Ghana Climate Innovation Centre made my idea come to life”

By Denmark in Ghana The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), that is led by the World Bank with support from Denmark and the Netherlands, helped Desmond Koney start his entrepreneurship. Mechanical engineer, Desmon Koney, has a passion to help solve one of humanity’s greatest challenge: climate change. Together with partners Andrew Quartey, a computer engineer, and Collins Amoah-Antwi, biochemist, he …

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. …

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 …

When A Woman Means Business: The Remarkable Sefa Gohoho Boatin, Director, Arela Chemicals

Meet Sefa Gohoho Boatin, an alumnus of The London School of Economics and one of the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre’s female entrepreneurs. Her company, Arela chemicals, which is cofounded with Charles Boatin and Dewey Mair  innovates on waste-to-chemicals by converting agricultural residue into food grade carbon dioxide for carbonated beverages and compressed natural gas for the energy production. The main …

Finding your inner leader to increase your impact as a female entrepreneur

How will finding my inner leader help my business? That was one of the first questions participants raised during the opening day-retreat of the Women Entrepreneur Transformation Programme (WETP) run by leadership transformation facilitator and coach Rachel Allan at the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) at Ashesi University in February. Eight inspiring women – all leading organisations working on environmental …