Trimark Aquaculture Centre wins $100,000 at the 2019 Sanitation Challenge Awards

Ghana’s sanitation coverage stands at 15% – this means that only 15 in every 100 Ghanaians have access to sanitation facilities and services. The challenges to sanitation in Ghana (and other developing countries) are linked to the inability to create proper disposal points for solid waste, lack of sanitation technologies among other reasons.  With Ghana’s increasing population, wastewater treatment plants …

Incubating Innovation Symposium Welcome Address by Ruka Sanusi

“We open the second annual Incubating Innovation symposium with an emphatic charge from the song Wake Up, Everybody.  Wake Up Everybody is a song that was written in the 1970s, during a time of high unemployment, racial tensions, social and economic hardship.  The charge of the song is to all us.  The song charges us to rise in urgent action …

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 …

Ghana Climate Innovation Centre Graduates 3rd Cohort and Inducts 5th Cohort

  10 green entrepreneurs graduated as the third cohort of the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) business incubator on the 5th July 2019 at the GCIC offices, Ashesi University. The event also saw the induction of 30 green entrepreneurs as the fifth cohort- the largest yet- into the incubator. Mr. Albert Osei, Founder of Koko King, a traditional food packaging …

The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre to hold its 2nd annual thought leadership symposium – Incubating Innovation- on 7th June 2019

Climate Action || Enterprise Agility || Economic Prosperity Organized by the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), a pioneering green business incubator with a unique focus on developing SME ventures and entrepreneurs in Ghana’s ‘Green Economy’, the 2nd annual thought leadership symposium, Incubating innovation, will convene on the 7th June 2019 at the Accra Marriott Hotel. This year’s edition convenes under …

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 …

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 …