The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), a pioneering green business incubator with a unique focus on developing SME ventures and entrepreneurs in Ghana’s ‘Green Economy’ is set to hold its second annual thought leadership symposium on Friday June 7.
This year’s edition which is being held under the theme ‘climate action, enterprise agility and economic prosperity’ is expected to bring together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, incubator managers, donors and policy makers in Ghana’s green entrepreneurial ecosystem.
It is also expected to bring together a host of distinguished climate innovation practitioners and entrepreneurs from across the continent.
The symposium will create an international platform for knowledge sharing, interaction and engagement amongst stakeholders, premised on the principle that entrepreneurial ecosystem interventions, responsive financial and technical support, and redistributive modifications in fiscal policy for green private sector-led growth are needed to deliver social and economic transformation as well as climate action for an economically and ecologically prosperous world.
Some of the keynote speakers and panelist at this year’s Incubating Innovation Symposium include; the World Bank Country Director for Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia, Mr Henry Kerali; Senior Private Sector Specialist with the World Bank’s Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice, Mr Michael Ehst, the Executive Director, Ghana Climate Innovation Centre, Ms Ruka Sanusi.
Others include the founder of MitiMeth, Achenyo Idachaba-Obaro; Partner, Advisory Services - EY Ghana, Djabanor Narh, and the CEO of Global Entrepreneurship Solutions, Mr Joe Tackie.
The rest are, co-founder of the Pele Energy Group, Fumani Mthembi; Founder and Executive Director - Environment360, Cordie Aziz, and the CEO of the Rwanda Green Fund, Hubert Ruzibiza.
The strictly by invitation symposium will also include sessions with an international award-winning female green business entrepreneur, a case study of EY’s global Entrepreneur of the Year program, and the launch of the Ghana Climate Ventures Facility.