The CTCN hosted the Regional Forum for West Asia, on 3-4 April 2016 in Cairo, Egypt. This event provided an opportunity to the CTCN National Designated Entities (NDEs) and Network members based in West Asia to interact and strengthen their relationship with other technology stakeholders, with a view to identify matchmaking opportunities to secure funding for follow-up actions to CTCN requests or other climate technology activities.
‘CTCN is the player on the ground that will help us bring our technology priorities forward. Thanks to this forum, we enlightened ourselves on the role of the CTCN. This is only the start, and we are looking forward to benefitting from the expertise and knowledge of the CTCN to pursue the work on climate technologies', says Mr. Ayman Shasly, Chair of the Arab Negociation Team on climate change, Advisor for International Policies, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Participants discussed the Paris Outcome in relation to Technology Transfer and Technology Mechanism, linkages between the Technology and Finance Mechanism, as well as shared experiences on set up and activities of NDEs at national level and use of CTCN Technical Assistance.