The Nigeria Climate Innovation Center (NCIC) aims to support Nigerian entrepreneurs and SMEs in developing profitable and context-specific solutions to climate change, particularly the deployment of solar off-grid technologies.
The NCIC provides holistic, country-driven support to accelerate the development, deployment and transfer of locally relevant climate and clean energy technologies. The NCIC will provide incubation, capacity building services and financing to Nigerian entrepreneurs and new ventures that are developing innovative solutions in Off-Grid Solar sector, Renewable Energy, Water/Waste Management and Agribusiness to address climate change challenges. But, particularly in this first year, the NCIC will be focused on supporting innovative businesses in the Off-Grid Solar sector.
The NCIC is structured as an independent, locally owned and privately-run organization and is currently housed at the Ajah campus of the Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan-Atlantic University.
The NCIC is part of a network of global CICs and is being spearheaded by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) with technical support from the World Bank Group (WBG).
To be at the fore front of harnessing and supporting innovation that offers lasting solutions to climate change problems in Nigeria.
To accelerate climate change solutions by providing incubation support, access to funding and awareness to empower the private sector to grow a green economy in Nigeria.
- To position Nigeria as leading Solar off-grid market in Africa
- To obtain International exposure and support through the CIC network
- To bring and develop cutting-edge innovation and technology into Nigeria to address access to Renewable Energy gaps, Sustainable Agriculture and Water/Waste Management.
- To Attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and private investment into identified innovative solutions.
The NCIC is being designed and established by the World Bank Group (WBG), and the Government of Nigeria. It enjoys strong stakeholder support, particularly throughout the barrier analysis and coordination processes. The Enterprise Development Centre, Pan Atlantic University is a key partner supporting the development.