What is the Network

Technical assistance

The Climate Technology Network supports the CTCN in the delivery of its services.

Network members can contribute to the activities of the CTCN in various ways. In response to country requests, Network members can be selected to provide technical assistance that matches their expertise. Network members are also expected to participate in CTCN events as well as exchanging information and providing experts for webinars, e-learning courses and other types of trainings through the CTCN Knowledge Management System (KMS).

Technical assistance projects in response to country requests
(response projects)

In implementing response projects, sourcing will be done individually for each response project with specific technical criteria and Terms of Reference. Members who consider themselves capable of delivering the specified technical requirements will be encouraged to submit proposals. Proposals will be assessed on a merit basis against technical criteria as per the United Nations procurement standards, taking into consideration the nature of each request and the technical capacity and regional expertise of the Network member. Where necessary and appropriate, more than one member can collaborate to submit a proposal jointly for a specific response project, provided that all collaborating entities are members of the CTN and that their membership is valid at the time of submitting the proposal.

The CTN must cover a broad range of technologies and regions so as to allow the CTC to source its technical and advisory services through the CTN members. In exceptional cases where there is no expertise within the CTN for a specific service, technology or region, the CTC may collaborate with non-members for the duration of the specific response project, provided that such entity fulfills the membership criteria and commits to the mission of the CTCN.

Information sharing and capacity building

Members are encouraged to be actively involved in discussions and information sharing through the CTCN’s Knowledge Management System and to provide expertise in capacity development activities such as training sessions, webinars and workshops.

Outreach and networking activities

To scale up the efforts of the CTCN, the CTC will collaborate with other international and regional organizations in ongoing capacity building activities as part of its outreach exercise. The Network members are encouraged to engage in networking activities to strengthen networks, partnerships and capacity building for climate technology transfer.