Speaking on the relevance of GCIC’s support to climate-smart businesses, Dramani Bukari, Director of Partnership, Entrepreneurship, and Investments at GCIC said.
“GCIC supports small and growing climate-smart enterprises across Ghana which have transformative innovation solutions that (i) aid in the mitigation and adaptation of climate change, and (ii) work in the following five key economic sectors, i.e, energy efficiency, solar power, climate-smart agriculture, domestic waste management, and water management & purification. In addition, our incubator supports larger SMEs who are rethinking their processes and operations in a bid to be more sustainable”, he added.
Further to this, as part of partnership building across Ghana, the GCIC leadership team also engaged with a number of public and private sector leaders and institutions in the regions, including Chief Directors of the Regional Coordinating Councils in the Western and Ashanti Regions; senior academics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and Takoradi Technical University; as well as the leadership of business hubs and incubators in the two regions.
GCIC’s national green business roadshows are targeted at businesses that have been in operation for at least 3 years, generate a minimum revenue of GHS100,000 annually, and have developed entrepreneurial innovations for climate change mitigation or adaptation; or SMEs seeking to transition to a lower carbon pathway by adopting sustainable or ‘green’ models in their business strategies, manufacturing processes, and operations.