Dr. Rose Mwebaza, Director

The current decade is critical for climate action. In the lead up to 2030, the world faces daunting challenges if we hope to keep the impacts of climate change at bay and effectively build resilience in our communities and ecosystems.

In developing the CTCN’s third programme of work, we have formulated a firm and clear vision based on what we have learned and accomplished during our first two programmes of work. Since the CTCN first became operational, it has provided technical assistance and enhanced capacity-building for climate technology development and transfer at the request of developing countries. Within this third programme of work, the CTCN recognizes that enhanced action and creative approaches are required to enable the CTCN to strengthen and bolster countries’ capabilities to take effective climate action in the context of the Paris Agreement and associated Technology Framework.

The approach to the development of this programme of work was the most inclusive to date, incorporating consultations with key stakeholders, including Advisory Board members, National Designated Entities (NDEs), Network members, and UNFCCC constituencies and constituted bodies. This extensive undertaking enabled us to glean extremely valuable insights into the diversity of issues and challenges to be addressed in the programme’s development. The next 5 years of the CTCN will thus focus on a range of high-impact activities that will support countries to develop low-carbon, energy efficient, and resilient societies.

In the pages ahead, we are pleased to present our vision and how we intend to make it a reality. This programme of work will usher in a new era for the CTCN, one that is filled with ambition alongside a clear direction. We trust that stakeholders and beneficiaries will embrace this new programme with enthusiasm and eagerness to face the challenges and fulfil the aspirations of the coming years. The CTCN is ready to engage with countries and partners more deeply on their technology development pathways.

We also take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude and appreciation for the financial and substantive support provided by Parties, as well as the active engagement of the Advisory Board members, NDEs, and Network members since the CTCN’s inception to implement activities across our core service areas and in the five thematic areas of the Technology Framework.

Dr. Rose Mwebaza Director