Connecting countries to climate technology solutions
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Capacity building and training

A country cannot mitigate or adapt to climate change without first strengthening skills and the knowledge to do so. The CTCN works with network members and local stakeholders to provide information, training and support to build and/or strengthen the capacity of developing countries to identify, maintain and adapt climate technology solutions.  Capacity building and training can enable decision-makers to initiate change on local and national level. As part of this effort, the CTCN strives to develop analytical tools, policies and best practices for country-driven climate mitigation and adaptation. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.  

Capacity building and training

  • Development of an institutional framework for the installment, use and management of solar PV systems in the Gambia

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission:
    Phase:
    Design
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    Context

    In finding a sustainable, affordable and reliable energy solution to meet its needs, the Gambia has incorporated in its energy strategy a solution to leapfrog previous development pathways and power its economies and societies through renewable energy decarbonisation of the electricity sector. Solar PV is the most common renewable energy technology used in the Gambia and remains the most promising renewable energy technology in the provision of electricity and water pumping in certain parts of the country.

  • Improving Capacity for Recycling of Waste & Organic Materials

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
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    Completed
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    Context

    The state of national infrastructure and facilities for storage, collection, and transportation of solid waste is inadequate. Most enterprises working in the waste management field utilize inappropriate collection technology. Often the operation of waste collection and transport technology is too expensive, so that the poor cannot pay for the service. As a result waste is accumulating on the streets and presents a potential health risk for the people.

  • Women Environmental Programme

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Nigeria
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Women Environmental Programme (WEP) is a non-governmental organization formed in April 1997 by a group of women in Nigeria but registered in 2003.

    WEP’s vision is a world where the lives of women and youth are positively transformed. The mission of WEP is ensuring the rights of women and youth through sustainable environmental, socio-political and economic development.

    WEP’s activities center around four thematic areas: environment, peace and conflict, governance and climate change.

  • Bulletin No.2 by Providers of Readiness and Capacity-Building Support for Adaptation

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    Publication
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    The partnership aims to raise awareness of available readiness and capacity-building support for adaptation and to increase the accessibility of information on the available support. Article 7 of the Paris Agreement recognizes “the importance of support for, and international cooperation on adaptation efforts” and stipulates that “continued and enhanced international support shall be provided to developing country Parties”, in accordance, inter alia, with the provisions of Article 11 on capacity-building.

  • Private Financing Advisory Network

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Austria
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is a global network of climate and clean energy financing experts that aims to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs developing climate and clean energy projects and private sector investors to mobilize private financing. PFAN achieves this by originating technically and commercially viable clean energy and climate adaptation projects, nurturing their development through coaching provided by its network of in-country financing advisors and technical experts and then facilitating investment through its global investor network.

  • Forest Carbon Ltd

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Indonesia
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
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    Forest Carbon is a private sector organization that was registered as Pt. Forest Carbon Consultants Indonesia. Prior to this, Forest Carbon operated as a sole proprietary consulting firm. The mission is to substantially reduce forest based greenhouse gas emissions by providing scientifically rigorous technical services. Forest Carbon has expertise in all aspects of REED+ such as program design, feasibility assessments, inventories, MRV, and mapping and remote sensing. 

  • Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    South Africa
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
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    The Energy Research Centre is a research and academic type of institution established in 1989. The institution provides thought leadership and research on key issues related to climate change mitigation in developing countries under the following key focal areas:  Energy- Environment and Climate Change, Energy- Poverty and Development, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Energy Systems Analysis & Planning. 

  • Practical Action Consulting Limited

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    United Kingdom
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of Practical Action, an international non-governmental organisation that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. Through technology PAC enables poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them. Every year PAC uses technology to help over 1 million people out of poverty.

     

  • Green Technology Center

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    South Korea
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Green Technology Center (GTC) is a government affiliated research institute under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) that provides national green technology R&D policies and coordinates related domestic/international organizations to support sustainable development of other countries based on green/climate change technologies. GTC serves as Korea’s gateway for global green technology cooperation, as it connects developed and developing countries for growth and diffusion of green technology and strategies.