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Ghana Climate Innovation Center (GCIC)

World Bank Launching Climate Innovation Center to Support Ghana’s Green Economy

Ghana Climate Innovation Center (GCIC) Launch

Without a green growth strategy, Ghana's economic growth is projected to decline significantly by the middle of the century. Coastal erosion from rising sea levels could result in loss of land and forced migration, while extreme weather events could further strain the country’s infrastructure and agricultural productivity.

The World Bank Group and partners are launching the Ghana Climate Innovation Center (GCIC) to reduce the long-term costs of climate change and create opportunities for sustainable growth. The center will help entrepreneurs design and commercialize innovative clean technologies, such as climate-smart agriculture, waste water treatment, and off-grid renewable power. The center will offer seed financing, market connections, technical and business training, and policy interventions.

Facts at a Glance

  • The center will support 100 clean technology businesses, provide up to 100,000 households with access to clean energy and water, and help 300,000 Ghanaians increase their resilience to climate change in its first 10 years.
  • The center will contribute to Ghana's National Climate Change Policy by mitigating up to 660,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions in the next 10 years.
  • The center is an initiative of the World Bank Group’s Climate Technology Program. It is supported by the governments of Denmark and the Netherlands, and managed by a consortium led by Ashesi University with Ernst & Young, SNV Netherlands Development Organization, and the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa.
  • The global network of Climate Innovation Centers includes business incubators in the Caribbean, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, and Vietnam.

Brochure: A New Clean Tech Hub to Promote Green Growth

Ghana Climate Innovation Center Launch

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