The Foundation has entered into an agreement supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to accelerate climate tech solutions for a net-zero Africa.


About ClimateLaunchpad


ClimateLaunchpad is considered the world’s largest green business ideas competition. In the past six years with a slogan of “saving the world one start-up at a time”, ClimateLaunchpad has generated more than 6,700 ideas that resulted in the creation of over 8,000 jobs within 1,900 start-ups. Read more at:


This year, the jury has selected 3 national winners from the competition:

Nael Fibre Accessories, a startup that converts agricultural waste from banana & plantain stems into fiber for home accessories, WorldTech Consult which fabricates solar-powered walk-in cold rooms to extend the shelf-lives of perishable crops, and Modcoal, an enterprise that produces briquets with crop residue, as an alternative source of energy for households. All three businesses will be receiving personalized business development services from GCIC with additional support from ClimateLaunpad’s trainers (sponsored by BMZ/GIZ) to help properly structure and scale up their businesses. These startups will also have the opportunity to represent Ghana at the African Regional Finals in Mozambique.


The entrepreneurs have been supported by the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre, providing training and coaching by local as well as international experts. This competition is part of a continental programme managed by the Climate-KIC Foundation. It aims to identify the best climate-positive businesses and support them on the journey towards commercial viability.