The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) welcomed two participants to its Secondment programme from India 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. Rahul Dusa is a secondee from the Centre’s Consortium Partner, the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India, where he works as an Associate Fellow with Industrial Energy Efficiency.
“I am interested in exploring the reasons for the differences that exist among industries, governments and nations as far as awareness, availability and implementation of technologies for sustainable development are considered and how to minimize such differences. The Secondment Programme is a perfect opportunity for myself and my organization”, says Dusa.
Ms. Ami Woo is from the Green Technology Center (GTC) Korea, where she works on the Korean government’s international cooperation to promote energy R&D and climate technology transfer.
“I have always wondered how the CTCN engages with the National Designated Entities, Network members and all the other stakeholders together to have more impacts on their work. I am also very interested in the technical assistance process. At the end of my programme, I would like to have a clear outlook of how the Centre stimulates collaborative international efforts and continues to make transformational change through innovative approaches so that I could apply it to my research on linking Technology and Finance mechanism together”, says Woo.
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 2019.