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GCIC Roadshow Tour Empowers Climate Innovators in Cape Coast and Sunyani 

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After the successful launch of the Call for Applications for Cohort 9 of the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), the GCIC roadshow journeyed to Cape Coast (Central Region) and Sunyani (Brong Ahafo Region). Our aim? To spread awareness about the GCIC business incubator, share application details for each cohort, and outline the requirements for applying businesses. 

Our roadshow has several objectives as outlined below: 

Promoting Sustainable Innovations: 

The GCIC showcased cutting-edge green technologies and sustainable solutions through a mini bootcamp session. This also included spotlighting success stories by our alumni that underlines the positive environmental and socio-economic impacts of these innovations. 

The bootcamp served as a catalyst, inspiring individuals, businesses, and communities to embrace sustainable practices, fostering a shared sense of responsibility towards building a more sustainable and resilient future. Additionally, we expanded our network through collaborations with local hubs, organizations, and businesses dedicated to advancing climate-resilient initiatives. Through visits and radio interviews, we raised awareness about the urgent climate challenges facing our planet, emphasizing the role of innovation in mitigating climate change. Furthermore, we implemented mechanisms to measure the impact of our roadshow on local ecosystems, business development, and awareness levels, gathering valuable feedback from participants to improve future initiatives. 

 We are pleased to report that our roadshows drew a diverse audience, with 61.1% male and 38.9% female attendees, reflecting the gender distribution of SME owners outside of Accra. Furthermore, over 55% of participants hailed from the greening enterprise sector, while 35% represented Climate Smart Agriculture, indicating the focus of business sectors in these regions. 

 The feedback on the GCIC’s roadshows, emphasizing these events as an inspiring catalyst for sustainable innovations and collective commitment towards a greener and more resilient future, is incredibly encouraging. The consolidation of this feedback into various activities, such as the School of Sustainable Enterprise, policy advocacy for a green economy, and storytelling, further amplifies the reach and impact of GCIC’s mission. By integrating these insights into educational initiatives, advocacy efforts, and narrative-building, GCIC is effectively leveraging its influence to advance sustainability agendas and empower stakeholders to drive meaningful change. 

The GCIC, under the funding of Global Affairs Canada, has incubated seventy (70) businesses, 38 being male led and 32, female led, and has organized six (6) National Green Business Roadshows. 

 To find out more about the GCIC’s impact, visit https://ghanacic.org/results/global-affairs-canada-results