The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) together with the West African Development Bank (BOAD) and the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) are organizing a workshop aiming at strengthening the capacity in terms of climate technologies and engaging with the private sector. The event will take place on 5-6 September in Douala, Cameroon.
The organizations are joining forces to organize a two-day workshop in the Africa region, aiming at:
- showcasing transformational climate technologies with local stakeholders and climate focal points and
- promoting and mobilizing the private sector, by means of matchmaking among companies from the region, outside Africa, and with financial organizations.
Day 1. Capacity building workshop
During the first day, a capacity building workshop involving Central and Western African countries will be co-organised by the COMIFAC secretariat and CTCN.
The program includes:
- The main session on the multi-country technical assistance on biomass value chain titled “Study on the valorisation of forest biomass waste into energy” that 13 countries in Central and West Africa have submitted to CTCN
- A side meeting among the Central African countries which submitted a request to conduct their Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) to CTCN via the GCF Readiness route. The draft proposal will be described by CTCN staff and discussed together with NDEs, NDAs and representatives from the private sector
Day 2. Market place
The aim is to foster bankable projects targeting climate technologies in the region. Therefore the organisation of a match-making workshop in collaboration with local stakeholders, i.e. BOAD network members, chambers of commerce, CTCN focal points (NDEs) and other climate focal points (NDAs, GEF, UNFCCC), other regional banks, national and multilateral financial institutions will contribute to prepare the ground for selection of projects ideas. During this marketplace initiative, local and international companies will have the chance to undertake matchmaking meetings in order to identify business opportunities.
If you are interested to attend, for more information, please contact Mr. Federico Villatico Campbell, Regional Manager.