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. …

GCIC Graduates 20 Entrepreneurs for Cohort 4

The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) has graduated 20 vibrant entrepreneurs innovating solutions to climate change after 12 months of the incubation programme, to play their roles to strengthen the circular economy. These entrepreneurs, making up GCIC Cohort 4 included 3 females and 17 males. They brought the total number of incubated businesses to 83 since inception of GCIC in …

GCIC Hosts The Green Run for Climate Change

Green Run, the biggest Climate Change campaign in Ghana has been held in Accra. The first edition witnessed over 500 people run and walk 7 kilometres, representing the 7 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) connected to Climate Change. A cross section of people including foreign emissaries, entrepreneurs, government agencies, students and the general public went through some principal streets of Accra …

GCIC Grant Facilitates Massive Growth at Hikma Farms

Hikma Agro Services, a business venture of the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre’s Cohort 4, has embarked on an ambitious seed yam multiplication programme with the goal to promote food security all year round. Chief Executive Officer of Hikma Agro Services, Amadu Mahama, gives his account on how the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) Technology and Product Development (TPD) grant made …

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 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 …

GCIC ENTREPRENEUR BLACK STAR ENERGY EXPANDS SOLAR POWER TO SIERRA LEONE

Black Star Energy Limited, an entrepreneur of GCIC providing reliable solar electrification to households and businesses has begun its first project in Sierra Leone through its sister company – Power Leone. As a result of its operations, some 2000 people now enjoy clean electricity supply all day long within the Petifu Junction settlement of the Port Loko District in Sierra …