The Nigeria Climate Innovation Center was set up in 2018 by the World Bank and supported by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Office of the Vice President to develop and deploy solutions to climate change challenges in Nigeria by providing venture development and capacity-building support, as well as access to market, investment and funding to viable green businesses in renewable energy, waste management, smart agriculture and water solutions, tailored towards leading the growth of the Nigerian Green Economy.

Our goal as an organization is to create a Sustainable Green Economy in Nigeria that will unlock viable green opportunities by generating employment and income in an ecosystem that is low carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive.

NCIC is part of a global network of World Bank CICs and a member of the Climate Business Innovation Network (CBIN)

Our Vision

Leading the growth of a viable Green Economy in Nigeria.

Our Mission

Unlocking opportunities and enhancing the sectoral value chain towards a sustainable Green Economy in Nigeria.

Our Core Values

Our values are rooted in Integrity, Teamwork, Client focus and Meritocracy.

Our Venture Building Programs

Businesses develop in stages — starting point, development phase, nurturing phase and finally letting the business take off on its own. Embryo is the first of NCIC 4-stage incubation program which provides entrepreneurs with green ideas an authentic platform to leverage on existing knowledge, resources, networks and partnerships that will enable them to contribute adequately to achieving a Green Economy for Nigeria.

This program test and prepare businesses for the multiple challenges of entrepreneurship at the forming stage. It addresses the creative skills, strategies and provides the right set of tools needed to bring an idea with the right potential to consolidate/disrupt existing business ecosystems.

This is a program for climate-smart start-up founders, innovators, product managers and individuals working on building a new product.

Whether a “solopreneur” or part of a larger organization, the need to effectively turn ideas into real, tangible working demos and/or minimum viable product with the right market fit cannot be excused at this point. During Hatch, businesses undergo simulation peculiar to an industry life cycle, considering the rapid advancement of technology, changing consumer preferences and policies calling for more environmentally sustainable economies.

We communicate with our cohorts the competitive advantage of being a purpose-driven green entrepreneur. Examine together with the broader political and social landscape in which they operate, including the role of government, investors, and customers.

Hatch is NCIC second stage incubation program addressing the fragile entrepreneurial ecosystems, emphasizing the effectiveness of training, mentorship and access to markets for green businesses.

Altitude is a program that introduces market-ready entrepreneurs to tools and techniques to plan and grow business with a focus on effectiveness and profitability. The course teaches the best strategic visioning, project planning and management while addressing behaviours, blind spots and thought patterns that are barriers to fulfilling set goals.

By identifying actors and studying what motivates them participants will uncover the best practices needed to drive business with customers and investors.


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Our Partners