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Knowledge Partners

Knowledge partners support CTCN’s mandate to foster collaboration and access to information and knowledge in order to accelerate climate technology transfer. Through its knowledge partner network, the CTCN generates, manages and shares knowledge, experience and good practices at the national, regional and global level, taking into account traditional knowledge and practices. Knowledge partners include Consortium partners, Network members, UN agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, private sector and other reliable sources of climate technology information. 

Knowledge Partners

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Denmark
  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: India

    CII- Sonrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII Godrej GBC) was established in 2004, as the Confederation of Indian Industry's developmental institute on green practices and businesses, aimed at offering world class advidory services on conservation of natural resources. The services of the Green Business Centre include energy management, green buildings, green companies, renewable energy, GHG inventories, green product certification, waste management and cleaner production processes.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: South Africa

    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. It undertakes directed research and development for socio-economic growth.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Canada

    CPCS Transcom Limited (CTL) is a management consulting firm providing high value-added power sector advisory services to meet the needs of clients by developing structures that meet public objectives while ensuring bankable projects for investors and operators. CTL's projects typically include:

    • Restructuring and Regulatory Framework;

    • Transaction Advisory;

    • Project Development including feasibility studies;

    • Institutional Analysis – Business and Strategic Planning;

    • Due Diligence and Market Studies; and

    • GIS.

    Additionally, CDIL was incorporated in 2014 to develop renewable energy infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Knowledge partner
  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Canada

    DE is a design and environmental consultancy and technology company based in Vancouver and Montreal.  The mission of DE is to solve problems using design and environmental science.  We have worked throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.  Our team has deep scientific and technical skills in the area of environmental analysis, impact assessment, and data integration.  Over the past 5 years we have worked with groups such as the IADB, IICA, the GEF, and UN, on various climate change mandates. 

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Germany

    The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a federally owned organisation. They work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Their mandate is to support the German Government in achieving its development objectives. They provide viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. Sometimes working under difficult conditions, we promote complex reforms and change processes. Their corporate objective is to improve people’s lives on a sustainable basis.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: France
  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Norway

    Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, DNV GL’s 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping the maritime, oil & gas, energy and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener.

    During the first five years of CTCN operations DNV GL supported the CTCN operations through a strategic partnership by utilizing its extensive experience in technology transfer, knowledge management and capacity building. DNV GL also facilitated the engagement of the private sector in the Centre’s Network in order to stimulate technology cooperation among developed and developing countries.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Germany

    ECO Consult Sepp & Busacker Partnerschaft was founded in the year of the UN Rio Summit in 1992. ECO, offers integrated advisory services for developing countries and countries in transition. ECO is among Germany’s leading international consultants to offer independent technical advise for sustainable development in the environment and social sectors, particularly in the fields of REDD+ and wood energy, along the value-chain from the production to the end-users, including innovative stove and carbonization technologies.

    Eco's activities include strategic, management, technical and organisational improvements. Controlling and evaluation services are offered as well as training. In others words, ECO Consult Sepp & Busacker Partnerschaft is covering all the activities included the classical project cycle as well as the supporting activities as knowledge management and capacity building. In forestry and ecosystems development ECO delivers a considerable share of the Federal Republic of Germany’s ODA technical services as entrusted to the private sector. ECO is a member of several consultative panels of German ODA. Traditional regional foci of ECO’s are the French-speaking North and West of Africa and the SADC. Other operations concentrate in East Africa, South East and Central Asia. Important markets have emerged in Latin America and the European countries in transition.

    ECO is renowned for its excellent technical capacities and innovative conceptual approaches as well as for its efficient administrative and financial management of commissions. With a professional team of over 30 experts (foresters, geographers, agronomists, economists, sociologists, educationists, editors and accountancy experts) and access to partner countries’ local networks, ECO has your unique resource base for cooperation. In the field of wood energy, we provide adapted and holistic services as:

    • Development of adequate framework conditions (wood-energy supply plans, harmonization of administrative procedures, legal analysis, incentive taxation and tenure rights)
    • Sustainable management of woodfuel supply sources and increased production
    • Charcoal production: introduction of modern conversion technologies and semi-industrial kilns
    • Improvement of the commercial network including conducive benefit-sharing arrangements and
    • Improvement of combustion technologies (households and small cottage industries)

    Training and capacity development play an important role in ECO's activities. ECO's training courses are designed to reflect the participants’ needs and contexts. Several courses are available: (i) Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning, (ii) Ecosystem-based Adaptation, (iii) National Adaptation Planning, (iv) Climate-smart agriculture, (v) ValueLinks – Promotion of Sustainable Value Chains and  (vi) Access and Benefit Sharing.

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