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. …

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 …

Bernice Dapaah- one of the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit’s Climate Trailblazer

The Global Climate Action Summit brings together leaders and people from around the world and celebrates the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action. One of the ways it does this is through their Climate Trailblazers. Climate Trailblazers are people who spread awareness about climate change activities and those who show through …

LINCON WINIMI PEEDAH SELECTED AS ONE OF AEA’s TOP 50 ENTREPRENEURS IN AFRICA

Lincon Winimi Peedah of Neat Meat Enterprises and one of Ghana Climate Innovation Centre’s entrepreneurs, has been selected by African Entrepreneurship Award’s Global Mentors as one of the Top 50 Entrepreneurs whose idea is one of the Most Significant and Sustainable in Africa. Neat Meat Company Ltd, is a local poultry and livestock processing and packaging factory established in July …

Power in Collaboration

One way of overcoming current challenges is through collaboration- in unexpected ways- with other businesses. GCIC started operation in 2016 as a green incubator working with businesses in five focus areas – Energy Efficiency, Domestic Waste Management, Water Purification and Management, Climate Smart Agriculture and Solar Energy. Since its inception, GCIC has incubated 32 businesses and with an increasing number …

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 …