Who We Are
The Nigeria Climate Innovation Center (NCIC) is an initiative of a partnership program of the World Bank with the help of the Government of Nigeria and support of the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) of the Lagos Business School. Launched in September 2018 by the Vice President of Nigeria as the Special Purpose Hub for Climate Technology Programs (CTP) to support the growth of a Green Economy in Nigeria through the strengthening of domestic innovation capacity and financing for the development, transfer and deployment of innovative climate solutions as investible ventures.
As a Center committed to supporting Nigerian entrepreneurs and SMEs in developing profitable and context-specific solutions to climate change, we provide holistic, country-driven support to accelerate the development, deployment and transfer of locally relevant climate and clean energy technologies. NCIC provides incubation, capacity building and financing to Nigeria’s 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.
The NCIC is structured as an independent, locally owned and privately-run organization and is part of the global CICs which is spearheaded by the World Bank Group with an intent to spark the next wave of clean technology innovation and catalyse new solutions that promote Nigeria’s Green Private sector while achieving sustainable development objectives. Working together with the private sector in Nigeria, the NCIC will target opportunities to expand the country’s agriculture, energy, transport, health, and water infrastructure to serve the needs of the growing population while improving living standards.
NCIC is part of a global network of World Bank CICs and a member of the Climate Business Innovation Network (CBIN)