Ethiopia CIC Busin...

Ethiopia CIC

Ethiopia CIC Business Plan launched

infoDev's Climate Technology Program is proud to share its business plan for the launch of a Climate Innovation Center (CIC) in Ethiopia. The business plan is the result of an 8-month market analysis which engaged over 100 local stakeholders; it also leverages other infoDev initiatives in women's entrepreneurship and agribusiness.

infoDev’s Climate Technology Program (CTP) aims to accelerate the development, deployment and transfer of locally relevant climate technologies. The program’s flagship activity is the design and implementation of CICs, which are currently planned in seven locations: Kenya, India, Ethiopia, South Africa, Morocco, Vietnam and the Caribbean. Each CIC represents a holistic and tailored approach to innovation through financing, business advisory, policy advocacy and technical assistance. This effectively harnesses economic opportunities in developing countries through entrepreneurship and small and medium enterprise (SME) development in the climate technology sector.

Business plan development is part of the feasibility phase of the CIC process. During this phase, infoDev conducts a feasibility analysis via an in-country multi-stakeholder engagement process and sector mapping exercise of the climate innovation landscape. In collaboration with these local stakeholders and as the output of an 8-month market analysis process, the business plans determine a practical strategy to address the barriers impeding developing countries from the successful commercialization of climate technologies. Supporting the industry enables the countries to create sustainable green jobs, deliver economic growth and respond to the challenges posed by climate change.

Note: The Business Plan Annexes include proprietary information and as such are not publicly posted. Please contact a member of the Climate Technology team if you would like access. 


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Climate Innovation Center Business Plan: Ethiopia. An infoDev publication, February 2012. Available at:

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