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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

  • Stellenbosch University, Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies

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    The Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies(CRSES) at Stellenbosch University(SU), was established in 2007 as the national hub for postgraduate programmes in renewable and sustainable energy, and has a dual purpose: the training of scientists and engineers with the required technical expertise to unlock the country's renewable resources, and the implementation of appropriate technologies for the sustainable use of renewable energy.  

  • C4 EcoSolutions Pty Ltd

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    C4 EcoSolutions is a consulting company that designs and implements climate change adaptation and mitigation projects in both the public and private sectors.

  • Urban Earth (Pty) Ltd

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    Urban Earth (UE) is a private company established im 2010 with the mission to build sustainable communities in Africa by developing innovative solutions to environmental problems. UE's clients include local government, private companies and non-profit organisations. UE offers various services: strategy development and policy formulation, greenhouse gas reporting and management, energy management and development of communication systems.

  • Sustainable Energy Africa NPC

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    Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA) was registered as a non-profit company in November 2000 and with implementation of the new Companies Act in 2011. Sustainable Energy Africa promotes the development of an equitable low carbon, clean energy economy throughout Southern Africa. Through their work they promote the more efficient use of conventional energy, the transition to more sustainable energies such as solar and wind power, access to safe and affordable energy for all, and a holistic view of sustainable development.
     

  • Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town

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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. 

  • Institute of Natural Resources NPC

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    The INR is a non-profit organization that works towards the wise use of natural resources in pursuit of sustainability for the good of the environment and the society, through multidisciplinary applied research. The INR provides strategic and operational support to develop cutting edge solutions that support the resolution of natural resource challenges, in partnership with government, civil society, the private sector and other leading research organizations.

  • Promethium Carbon (Pty) Ltd

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    Promethium Carbon is a dedicated carbon and climate change advisory firm, based in Johannesburg South Africa.

    With a vision to making a difference in climate change in Africa and a focus on technical expertise, Promethium Carbon assists businesses ranging from small businesses to multinational entities on their journey towards a low carbon economy.  Promethium Carbon  also assists governments and government institutions in planning for the coming global carbon constrained environment.

  • SSR Green Holdings (Pty) Ltd

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    SSR Green Holdings (Pty) Ltd is a waste management and recycling company that caters for all recyclable materials in a society. The company has been  participating in the East London Industrial Development Zone’s (ELIDZ) Small Medium Enterprise Development Programme (SMEDP) and in its ZonePilot project.

  • Pegasys Institute

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    Pegasys Institute is not-for-profit organisation that does research, advocacy, policy and strategy development in the areas of low carbon energy, water, and climate change adaptation, with a strong focus on gender equality and poverty eradication. Pegasys Institute works in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on southern and eastern Africa. Pegasys Institute aims at practical solutions that work optimally within the context of financial and technical resource constraints of African countries.

  • EcoMetrix Africa

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    EcoMetrix Africa is a South African greenhouse gas management consultancy assisting organisations in greenhouse gas emissions inventories, defining mitigation strategies and developing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Moreover, they advise organisations in determining how to respond to the changing regulatory landscape as for example the carbon tax and the national energy efficiency strategy.

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