Submit a request

Requests for technical assistance are submitted by CTCN National Designated Entities (NDE). NDEs are selected by each country to coordinate requests from local/national governments, NGOs, and/or the private sector for capacity building and technical assistance. See who your country's NDE is.


Key Points that Countries Should Consider When Submitting a Request 


Eligibility, Prioritization and Balancing Criteria



The CTCN considers a request eligible when it demonstrates a clear and positive benefit to the requesting country in mitigating or adapting to the negative effects of climate change, and aligns with national climate policies such as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Long-Term Low-Emission Development Strategies (LT-LEDs), and Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs). Additionally, the support should strengthen the country's endogenous capacities and monitoring and evaluation processes should be in place of a requesting country to assess the effectiveness of the support.


The CTCN prioritizes requests that align with its Programme of Work and the key themes of the Technology Framework. Additionally, requests from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which have the potential to bring about systemic transformations promoting gender equality, youth empowerment, and the inclusion of indigenous peoples, and are developed in consultation with national climate-related focal points, and enable leveraging public and/or private financing, or are developed in consultation with research or the private sector, will receive priority.


The CTCN aims to achieve balanced support, giving priority to requests that promote both inter and intra-regional equity. This includes maintaining a balance of technological activities that address both adaptation and mitigation, spanning various stages of the technology cycle.

Revised Prioritization Criteria