On Friday 3rd August 2018, the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), Pan-Atlantic University welcomed the the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Osinbajo who was on a visit to EDC to launch the Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre (NCIC).
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).
The NCIC is structured as an independent, locally owned and privately-run organisation and is currently housed at the Enterprise Development Centre of Pan-Atlantic University in the Lekki campus of the University.
The Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre (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.