GCIC Hosts The Green Run for Climate Change

Some GCIC entrepreneurs, innovating solutions to Climate Change, exhibited their products and services at the Green Run.

Founded in 2016, the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre is a pioneering business incubator with a unique focus of developing SME ventures and entrepreneurs in Ghana’s Green Economy.

It is funded by a grant from the governments of Denmark and the Netherlands through the World Bank and is managed by a consortium led by Ashesi University, including Ernst and Young, SNV Ghana and the United Nations University.

GCIC has incubated about 83 businesses from across the 16 regions of Ghana, with 27 being women-led. These have created 127 direct jobs, 57 of whom are women.

So far, 1129 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions have been avoided through the innovations of GCIC entrepreneurs and business ventures. Over US$1.4 million has received by businesses as grants. $US684,828 of that was disbursed as Proof of Concept (PoC) grants by GCIC.

Today, over 200,000 households have access to products and services from our incubated entrepreneurs and business ventures.

Some images from the Green Run…