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Technology Guidance and Support for Conducting the Technology Needs Assessment (TNA)

Pakistan
This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals: 

Climate action

Goal 13: Climate action
Goal13
Climate action

Partnerships for the goals

Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
Goal17
Partnerships for the goals

This Technology Transfer Advances Pakistan's

  • Nationally Determined Contribution which is rooted in Vision 2025 of Pakistan – a roadmap of economic growth, social inclusion and sustainable development. It is also aligned with the country’s continued commitment to the issue of climate change as reflected in the National Climate Change Policy as well as national policies on agriculture, power, energy, energy efficiency, water and other sectors.

Context

Despite being part of countries selected to benefit from UNEP’s project supporting TNAs (as part of UNFCCC’s country enabling activities) funded by GEF in 2004, Pakistan did not develop their TNA due to lack of necessary skills, capacities and expertise to conduct such process. Pakistan recently requested UNEP for support to implement its TNA and was informed that the country can still access the one hundred thousand US Dollars (100,000 USD/GEF funds) that were allocated for the country by UNEP under the project approved by GEF in 2004.However, since the initial rounds of support for TNAs between 1999 and 2004, the TNA methodology and process has been significantly enhanced in the context of the GEF’s Poznan Strategic Program on Technology Transfer which includes the provision of targeted financial and technical support to countries for TNA. The main novelty introduced in Global TNA project implemented by UNEP under the GEF’s Poznan Strategic Program on Technology Transfer between 2009 and 2013 was the inclusion in the TNA process of the development of a national Technology Action Plan (TAP)recommending an enabling framework for the development and transfer of prioritized technologies at the desired scale. The funding currently available for the TNA in Pakistan is insufficient for the country to benefit from the technical guidance and support from, UNEP, UNEP RisoeCenter and the regional centres that executed the Global TNA project (TNA Phase I) and are in the process of starting a new phase for 25 new countries funded by GEF (TNA Phase II).

Assistance requested

The international technical assistance provided by CTCN will ensure high quality and more satisfactory results from the country-led TNA process and enable Pakistan to also develop its TAP. The CTCN assistance provider would coordinate the implementation of the TNA/TAP process with the TNA implementing entity in Pakistan and provide:

  1. guidance on setting up the national TNA team,
  2. support for the development of Pakistan’s TNA/TAP workplan and budget,
  3. technical guidance for the different activities required to conduct the TNA/TAP process,
  4. training on the TNA process and methodologies, and
  5. quality control.

This approach will enable Pakistan to receive the same support as the 25 countries that will benefit from the next round of TNAs funded by the GEF and implemented by UNEP.

Key Technologies Addressed

Expected benefits

A high quality TNA and TAP will enable Pakistan to:

  1. Improve institutional processes, policies and regulations for climate technology deployment,
  2. Develop strong NAMAs, technology programmes and projects
  3. Develop more in-depth technology roadmaps or “technology specific” action plans
  4. Generate sound requests for CTCN responding to national priorities in terms of climate technologies

This will strongly contribute to sustainable, low carbon and climate resilient development in Pakistan.

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