CTCN is assisting South Africa in the development of a subnational technology roadmap to spread the use of technologies that will enable the province of the KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, to reach its energy targets and to improve the management of water resources. The KwaZulu Natal Province has noted that the Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) process conducted at national level only provides high level information and lacks necessary subnational based information.
This technical assistance is being implemented by CTCN Consortium partners the UNEP DTU Partnership and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, who conducted a workshop on subnational technology roadmaps focusing on water and energy this April in South Africa. The stakeholders participating in this workshop represented relevant stakeholders including from the private sector.
The main activities in this technical assistance include technology identification and prioritization; development of the technology road maps; and training course to increase capacity on energy efficiency and energy audits. A key objective of the assistance is to enable the province and the municipality to integrate the Technology Road Maps in planning initiatives where and when appropriate. The implementation and scaling up of the technologies identified and analysed under this assistance will provide a knowledge base and platform for technology pilot projects which can be submitted to funding institutions such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF).