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Sabon Sake wins Ghana National Climate Launchpad

By: Emmanuel Bruce
Audrey S. Darko receiving her award

Climate smart business, Sabon Sake has won the Ghana National Climate Launchpad competition which was orgnaised by the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC)

By winning the competition, the company will now get the opportunity to represent Ghana at the finals of the Climate Launchpad competition.

Led by Audrey S. Darko, the company which produces carbon-based soil amendments to restore and regenerate soil health for food security emerged winner of the Climate Launchpad competition held in Ghana.

Bomboo Composite came second whiles and Proteos Technologies which produces high organic compost from collected waste for fertilizer and bird feed placed third.

Sabon Sake will battle it out with other contestants at world’s largest green business ideas competition at the global grand finale in Amsterdam Netherlands for two days on November 14-15 2019.

The overall winner of the Global Grand Final also receives a cash prize of €10,000, the runner up gets €5,000 and the team that comes in third place wins €2,500.

Organized in collaboration with the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), whose mandate is to develop and support entrepreneurs pioneering adaptive and mitigative solutions for climate change issues in Ghana, the Climate Launchpad is set up to help aspiring entrepreneurs grow their cleantech ideas into global businesses.

The Ghana National Climate Launchpad was the conclusion of a journey that began in June, with a two day bootcamp for Ghana’s selected SMEs.

It is global green business ideas competition whose mission is to address the negative impacts of climate change by ways of innovation, invention and entrepreneurship.

The competition supports aspiring and promising cleantech entrepreneurs with training, coaching and networking opportunities. Climate Launchpad was established in 2014 and is part of the Entrepreneurship offerings of EIT Climate-KIC.

In an interview, Audrey S. Darko said she feels fulfilled using her experience in research and sustainability design to improve the lives of farmers and their communities.

As a crusader for SDGs 1, 2, 12 and 13, she currently operates within the climate-resilient agriculture terrain, leveraging on green technology and novel processes to transform agricultural/industrial waste into eco-friendly material that brings sustainability to our soils and environment, improving food and financial security for communities.