The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) welcomed two participants to its Secondment programme from Bhutan and South Korea.
“These secondees will actively engage in the CTCN’s three main service areas: providing technical assistance, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities for climate technology transfer. At the same time, they share their technical and regional expertise with the CTCN Secretariat and strengthen linkages between the CTCN and their “home” institutions”, says CTCN Director Jukka Uosukainen.
Mr. Langa Dorji joins the CTCN from his position as District Environment Officer, the National Environment Commission Secretariat for the Royal Government of Bhutan. He will be applying his expertise in project implementation to support the CTCN’s Network and Capacity Building efforts.
“CTCN, as the operational arm of the UNFCCC Climate Technology Mechanism, provides technical assistance and capacity building to the world, and I would like to deepen my knowledge on different climate technologies available for climate action, as well as work with climate experts”, says Dorji.
Mr. Ho-Sik Chon is seconded from his position as Senior Researcher at the Green Technology Center, which is a technology-based policy research institution supported by the South Korean Government. The Green Technology Center is a Member of the Climate Technology Centre’s Network. He will support the CTCN in the design and implementation of adaptation requests.
“While conducting the research in South Korea, I have realised that it is required to have practical experience for delivering the most relevant solution with regards to the evaluation and implementation of climate technologies to developing countries. During the period of the Secondment programme, I would like to learn CTCN’s practical capabilities to strengthen the capacities of developing countries using a variety of technical and knowledge support to adapt to climate change”, says Chon.
The Secondment programme aims to foster knowledge transfer among the CTCN and its partner institutions and thereby enhance international cooperation on technologies for climate change adaptation and mitigation. The next round of the CTCN Secondment Programme is planned for the spring of 2018.