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The Dutch and Danish Ambassadors visit the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre at Ashesi University

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The Dutch Ambassador His Excellency Ron Strikker and the Danish Ambassador Her Excellency Tove Degnbol visit Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) today to experience  first-hand the work of the Centre and how it is supporting Ghana’s pioneering climate smart enterprises to start, operate and grow their businesses with unusual intent, using international best practice.  The Danish and the Dutch Governments fund the operations of GCIC.

The Dutch Ambassador His Excellency Ron Strikker
The Danish Ambassador Her Excellency Tove Degnbol


The Ambassadors’ visit coincides with the graduation ceremony of entrepreneurs from GCIC’s first and second cohort of entrepreneurs who have successfully participated and completed the Entrepreneurship Mentoring program, which was facilitated by Mowgli Mentoring, an international mentoring organisation offering deliberate know-how, tools and support services in planning and executing successful mentoring programmes.

To kick start their visit, the delegation of Ambassadors will take a short tour of Ashesi University and meet the Ashesi University executive team, after which they will view an exhibition of the products and services of GCIC’s entrepreneurs, and then the mentoring graduation programme commences.

GCIC partnered with and procured the services of Mowgli Mentoring to deliver the innovative mentoring programme for GCICs clients. The program has provided an additional mechanism to support GCIC’s entrepreneurs to optimize their mindset for entrepreneurial success – and to become extraordinary!

The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) is a pioneering business incubator whose objective is to support entrepreneurs and ventures involved in developing profitable and locally appropriate solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation in Ghana. The Centre’s key focus is on building businesses operating within the areas of energy efficiency, domestic waste management, solar energy, water supply management and purification and climate-smart agriculture. GCIC is part of the World Bank Group’s infoDev Climate Technology Program. Supported by the governments of Denmark and the Netherlands, the Centre is managed by a consortium led by the Ashesi University and including Ernst & Young, SNV Ghana, and the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa.