The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) invited the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) to participate in the Global Conference on Scaling-up Energy Access and Finance in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The event focused on concrete measures to accelerate energy access and enhance financing for sustainable and modern energy, as called for in SDG7. The CTCN's Deputy Director, Tomoo Machiba shared examples of the CTCN support to LDCs.
“Over the last four years, the CTCN has delivered technical assistance, capacity building and networking support valued at over 4 million USD to 29 LDCs. These investments have supported national climate and energy strategies by enabling policies, building local capacity to manage transformative technologies, and by helping LDCs to access international financial mechanisms. This work supports a wide spectrum of energy issues including renewable energy generation, energy efficient equipment, buildings, energy efficiency in industry and low-carbon transportation”, noted Mr. Machiba.
For example, CTCN’s implementing partner developed a course curriculum and a solar photovoltaic accreditation training programme for solar PV installers and technicians, which has led to the institutionalization of solar PV module installation and maintenance training in vocational institutes throughout Tanzania. The immediate impact of this activity is a reduction in electricity service interruptions due to electrical or system faults and other maintenance-related issues. With increased improvements in installation and maintenance of PV products, rural communities will be more likely to invest in and use this type of technology.
CTCN presentation by Mr. Machiba:
The Global Conference was organized jointly by UN-OHRLLS and the Global Energy Interconnection Development Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO).