The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) has admitted its sixth group of entrepreneurs to its business incubator programme.
The cohort six inductees made up of 13 entrepreneurs were selected from a pool of over 100 applicants across the country.
They include: Andrew Abuska, founder of Eyeofthe brain Ecofeeds, Ibrahim Yougbare, founder of Pyramind Recycling Enterprise, Connie Aku Nyador, founder of Fosuah Food Chain Limited, Sandra& Rita Brobey, founders of Hendy Farms, Makafui Amefinu, founder of Hon-Makem Ventures.
Also, Prince Manu Yeboah, founder of Ropryn Company Limited, Jeffrey Boakye Appiagyi, founder of Sayetech Company Limited, Bismark Asamoah Asante, founder of Nasam Brand Enterprise, Aisha Ayensu, founder Christie Brown Limited, Rosaline Nutsugah, founder of Green Gold Garden Limited.
The rest are: Freda Obeng-Ampofo, founder of Kaeme Body Care Limited, Emi-Beth Quantson, founder of Kawa Moka Coffee Company and Selassie Atadika, founder of Midunu.
Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Director for Planning and Strategy for the Ghana Development Programme at the Canadian High Commission, Nada Slaoui said the decision to partner with GCIC is join efforts to address climate change.
“It is our collective responsibility to protect our planet and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint” she stated.
To achieve this, Nada Slaoui said Canada has decided to support country specific climate mitigation and adaption measures.
She commended the cohort six inductees doing climate smart businesses for their efforts to address climate change.
“I hope this opportunity allows you to scaleup your business and take advantage of trade opportunities offered by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA),” she added.
For her part, the Executive Director of GCIC, Rukayatu Sanusi underscored their commitment to nurturing climate smart entrepreneurs in the country to compete with others on the world stage.
To demonstrate this, she said GCIC with support from the Canadian government will focus on physical policy to ensure small businesses get incentives from Ghana government.
Rukayatu Sanusi added that, they will continue to educate Ghanaians about the dangers of climate change and the importance of a green economy.
The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), a pioneering business incubator aims at supporting Ghanaian entrepreneurs to develop profitable and locally appropriate solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
GCIC through the World Bank and its partners set out to provide technical and financial assistance for entrepreneurs and start-up ventures, to deal effectively with climate change by promoting sustainable business models across agri-business, waste management and purification, renewable energy, and energy-efficiency value chains.
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