Technical assistance

Technical assistance

The CTCN responds to requests received from developing countries that have been submitted by their NDEs. The CTCN assistance aims to help countries in identifying climate technologies that are suitable to their needs, in creating enabling conditions for the deployment of these technologies, and in facilitating access to funding that supports their use. The assistance provided is tailored to the needs expressed by the requesting country.

The CTCN does not provide funding directly to countries, but instead supports the provision of technical assistance provided by experts on specific climate technology sectors. Through its “Ask an Expert” assistance, the CTCN provides remote technical advice on specific questions, for which in-country assistance is not needed.

In addition, the CTCN provides in-country assistance as appropriate to assist developing countries at their request. Technical assistance requiring limited support will be considered a “quick response” (representing a value of less than USD50,000) and will generally be provided by the Climate Technology Centre (CTC), including its Consortium Partners. Assistance for a more complicated request is considered a “response project” (representing a value up to about USD250,000) and will be executed by organizations from the Climate Technology Network (CTCN), with oversight and guidance provided by the CTC.

In particular, the CTCN will deliver five main types of support:

  • - Technical assessments, including technical expertise and recommendations related to specific technology needs, identification of technologies, technology barriers, technology efficiency, as well as piloting and deployment of technologies.
  • - Technical support for policy and planning documents, include strategies and policies, roadmaps and action plans, regulations and legal measures
  • - Trainings
  • - Tools and methodologies
  • - Implementation plans

Below are a few examples of technical assistance support the CTCN could provide:

  • Development of a study to understand knowledge gaps on sustainable waste management and opportunities to fill the gaps for mitigating GHG emissions.
  • Formulation of recommendations concerning specific climate-proof technologies for coastal protection using natural ecosystems.
  • Formulation of a market assessment to introduce the use and deployment of solar energy technology in industry.
  • Drafting of a national strategy for climate disaster resilience in small islands.
  • Development of a training programme on sustainable agroforestry practices for local communities.
  • Refinement and support in rolling out an approach to collecting, aggregating and monitoring the success of low carbon technologies for cattle farming in semi-arid regions.
  • Development of a business plan for a new public agency that facilitates private sector investments in renewable energies.