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Technical guidance and support for conducting a Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) in Iraq

This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals: 

Zero hunger

Goal2
Zero hunger

Affordable and clean energy

Goal7
Affordable and clean energy

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Goal9
Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Climate action

Goal 13: Climate action
Goal13
Climate action

Context

According to the Global Environment Facility regional report for West Asia, the climate change global index study classified Iraq as the fifth most vulnerable country in the world due to decreased water and food availability, extreme temperatures and associated health problems due to the growing impact of climate change. Technology is an important means to conducting climate change adaptation and mitigation. In Iraq, the absence of a comprehensive Technology Need Assessment (TNA) is creating challenges in determining the nature and size of support needed for the implementation of the country's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), national development priorities and Sustainable Development Goals.

CTCN Support

Conduct a TNA assessment in the most vulnerable economic sectors, namely agriculture, energy, industry, etc. As well as provide technical guidance for different activities required to conduct the TNA process, including training on TNA methodologies and quality control.

Expected Impact

This technical assistance will contribute to technology improvement and adoption of technological change, capacity and skills enhancement, increased productivity, energy security, business creation, reduced vulnerability, increased resilience.

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