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CTCN Welcomes Secondees from Costa Rica and Mongolia


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The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) welcomed two participants to its Secondment programme, from the Network member Fundecor  and from the Mongolian Ministry of Environment and Green Development.

“The secondees actively engage in the CTCN’s three main service areas: providing technical assistance, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities on climate technologies. 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.

Laura Valverde works as a project manager and partnership specialist at CTCN Network member Fundecor, supporting the design and creation of innovative initiatives on integrated landscape management, watershed management and climate change adaptation and mitigation projects.

“Once the Secondment programme is over I hope to have had nourished a network of strategic partnerships and alliances that will help foster and keep alive the spirit of sharing innovative technical solutions, flexible and adaptable to the countries’ needs”, said Laura Valverde.

Tsendsuren Batsuuri has recently completed her Master’s study in environmental and resource economics from the Australian National University, she is working at the Ministry of Environment and Green Development of Mongolia.

“I wanted to know how technology transfer is working on the ground by being at the center of technology and knowledge transfer hub. Through my secondment, I hope to see developing countries technology needs and how it is being met by technical assistance”, noted  Tsendsuren Batsuuri.

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 2017.

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