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 …

GCIC INDUCTS THE THIRD BATCH OF ENTREPRENEURS

In an event marked by a fitting degree of splendour, the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) on the 12th July, welcomed a new cohort of green and clean tech entrepreneurs into its incubation program. GCIC’s Executive Director, Ms Rukayatu Sanusi, in her welcome address and congratulatory note encouraged the new cohort to take advantage of the value-added programs that are …

“Just like me”: The power of exploring different perspectives

“Whether you believe you can, or you can’t – you are right.” Henry Ford. Mindset is a key cornerstone of leadership. “Mindset and Perspectives” was therefore one of the topics that the participants of the Women Entrepreneur Transformation Programme (WETP) explored. The programme kicked off in February and is run by the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) at Ashesi University …

Maximise your self-care to maximise your impact as a leader

“We create our own experience of the world and we get to influence them. It starts with our relationship with ourselves,” says global coach and leadership transformation facilitator Rachel Allan, who is running the Women Entrepreneur Transformation Programme (WETP) at the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) at Ashesi University. The leadership programme is an integral part of GCIC’s agenda to …

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 …