Climate Launchpad Ghana 2020 Commences

Climate Launchpad, the biggest global green business ideas competition, has opened applications for the 2020 edition in Ghana. Climate Launchpad 2020, which will be run in Ghana and 55 other countries, gives the opportunity to aspiring entrepreneurs to share their ideas and solutions to climate change and through the competition get a shot at growing them. In Ghana, it is …

Entrepreneur Picks Valuable Lessons From A Plant

It is our tradition at the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) to present a seedling to each entrepreneur during their induction into our business incubator program. Each entrepreneur is expected to nurture and care for the plant daily like they would their business. This comes with challenges, opportunities and triumphs, as it is with the journey of nurturing a business. …

Home-Grown Innovation: Endogenous solutions to climate change can offer more effective and scalable solutions, particularly in developing countries. How can we encourage more of them to flourish?

Article by Ruka Sanusi, Executive Director of Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), as published in the Climate Change Strategies 2020, a Climate Technology Centre & Network publication. There is a quote that speaks bold and loud on the Inspirational Wall at the entrance of GCIC’s offices at Ashesi University in Berekuso. The quote, from TT Williams, states: “The eyes of …

GCIC – Creating Greater Climate Change Awareness with the ‘GREEN RUN’

As part of its climate change and climate action advocacy mandate, the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) will host The GREEN RUN on Saturday, December 7th in Accra, to advocate on climate change and its seven related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The GREEN RUN is a 7 kilometre run conceived to raise awareness about climate change and its impacts in …

How Two Young Men Are Transforming Farming …The Story Of Vinmark Farms

By B&FT’s Inspiring Startups Edition Sometimes, it takes boldness to cause a change. Keeping your job may only bury your dreams or talent. If one young man had not made the tough decision of leaving his job with an NGO, he would still be doing the bidding of his boss—a vision he no longer shared. But today, because he took a …

Sabon Sake Ready For Climate Launchpad 2019 Global Competition

Audrey S. Darko, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sabon Sake is convinced that her business will win the Climate Launchpad 2019 Global competition in the Netherlands in November. In her words, diligence and hard work pay off. It took some time to meet up with her, especially as she has been doing some international travel, pitching her business to potential …

Sabon Sake Wins Climate Launchpad Ghana 2019 Competition

The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) has held the maiden Ghana Climate Launchpad competition in Accra. It brought together teams from all 16 regions of the country to select the most viable innovative ideas and businesses to combat Climate Change. After a contest, Sabon Sake, a team whose business is to heighten food security in Africa by producing and distributing …

GCIC Collaborates with Stakeholders for Climate Action2019 at Social Good Summit

The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) and stakeholders in sectors across Ghana’s development have identified collective effort as the solution to dealing with issues of Climate Change. It was agreed that isolated efforts yielded limited results while holding a unified front was more pertinent in mitigation and adaption to Climate Change. This solution was arrived at during the 2019 Social …

Remarks of Ruka Sanusi At The Social Good Summit 2019

The following is the remarks of Ruka Sanusi, Executive Director, Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) as delivered by Ahuma Cabutey Adodoadji, Marketing and Communications Director of GCIC at the Social Good Summit in Accra on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. The summit was organised by the UNDP in partnership with GCIC on the theme, “Take Action To Save The Planet! Climate …