In partnership with the Climate Innovation Center, Ghana, the Clean Energy West Africa Summit will host the first incubator workshop in April which will look at how entrepreneurs can build, develop and sustain clean energy businesses.
Ruka Sanusi, Executive Director of Ghana’s Climate Innovation Center will lead this exciting workshop and will focus on how attendees can create an intentional business. Ms. Sanusi runs boot-camps for start-ups and has a unique focus on providing advisory services in the areas of business strategy, business operations and business transformation. Prior to founding Alldens Lane in 2012, Ruka served as part of the senior management team at PwC Ghana and PwC Nigeria for over a decade; and the decade before that she worked with the global corporation Crown Agents in the UK, as part of their international consulting team serving clients in Africa and the Caribbean. Ruka has advised governments, public sector organisations and private corporations on international projects and assignments in 16 sub-Saharan African countries. She has lived in the UK, Tanzania, Ghana and Nigeria.
Other sessions at the Clean Energy West Africa Summit will show attendees how business models can enable scale-up and speakers will join from FINCA International, Camco Energy, BBOX, PEG Ghana and more. Attendees will be able to listen to the advice in two parts: from the investment community and businesses that have done it for themselves!
Investment fund CrossBoundary’s Femi Fadugba will also present on how to build a great solar company. What are the common misconceptions and mistakes that could hinder young growth companies? What, specific conditions would you need to meet in Ghana? How do you pick winning partners? How do you get the money in place? Having signed PPAs with Heineken, Unilever and Kasaprekl, CrossBoundary know what they’re talking about!
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About the 3rd Annual Clean Energy West Africa Summit
Clean Energy West Africa, 4-5 April 2017, Accra, Ghana will provide a deal-making platform with access to low-carbon energy at its heart. This is the only event that brings together all of the stakeholders dependent on new, reliable generation and is established as the premier event in the region. Over 40 speakers have already committed to attend and the full list can be seen here: http://africa.solarenergyevents.com
About the Climate Innovation Center, Ghana
Funded through a grant from the World Bank Group and partners, the Ghana Climate Innovation Center (GCIC) is a green project incubation hub where entrepreneurs and start-up ventures can access support to develop their innovative ideas into strong and viable businesses. http://ghanacic.org/about/