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 …

MARKET INTELLIGENCE SURVEY FOR CLEANTECH BUSINESSES IN GHANA: SOLAR ENERGY FACTSHEET  

These factsheets provide information about the areas that will help GCIC clients to be abreast with relevant and up-to-date intelligence on the sector in order to optimize and effectively play their respective roles and make the desired impacts. This fact sheet provides some information on market trends, value chain dynamics, challenges and opportunities, as well as policy interventions, and some …

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 …

Speak up!

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” Martin Luther King Jr The 6-months Women Entrepreneur Transformation Programme (WETP) at the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), run by leadership coach and facilitator Rachel Allan, covered the following topics centered around leadership and focused on the unique experience of female leaders: accessing inner leadership, …