The Climate Technology Centre welcomed the Instituto Internacional de Recursos Renovables (IRRI) from Mexico as its 300th Network member. This global network is comprised of technology experts from civil society, finance, the private sector and research institutions around the world. Over the past year, Network members were selected by CTCN to provide technical assistance at the request of countries, participated in CTCN Regional Forums, hosted CTCN technology webinars, and disseminated their research and case studies via CTCN’s Knowledge Platform.
“Through our Network, we bring together a diverse global community of climate technology decision makers, suppliers and financiers to identify barriers to technology transfer, exchange technology experience, and provide technical assistance and capacity building to developing countries”, says CTCN Director Jukka Uosukainen.
IRRI´s mission is to ensure positive and sustainable changes in poor and vulnerable communities. IRRI promotes agricultural efficiency and access to sufficient clean drinking water; information on sustainable technologies; and clean and renewable energy sources. IRRI provides tools and technical trainings to women and men, ensuring that final users are capable to implement and maintaing ecotechnologies, thus reducing the need of external inputs.
The CTCN is built on the foundation that civil society and the private sector actively partner with governments to facilitate enhanced action on technology development and transfer. The Climate Technology Centre reviews applications based on applicants’ experience in climate technology policy, capacity building, knowledge sharing and/or implementation. Network membership is free.
Approved Network Members are eligible to bid for CTCN technical assistance work which is provided at the request of developing countries.