National Designated Entity (NDE) for the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) Decision 1/CP. 16 established a Technology Mechanism that aims to facilitate technology transfer to developing countries so that they can achieve low carbon and climate resilient development. The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is the operational arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism.
The CTCN’s objective is to promote accelerated, diversified and scaled-up transfer of environmentally sound technologies (EST) in developing countries for climate change mitigation and adaptation, consistent with the national socio-economic and sustainable development priorities of the requesting countries.
National Designated Entity (NDE) is the CTCN’s focal point at the national level. It is the body granted responsibility by a Party to manage technology related requests to CTCN. Thus, the fundamental roles and responsibilities of NDE include:
- Serving as National Focal Point on CTCN related activities,
- Supporting the articulation and prioritization of requests and proposals, ensuring that requests reflect national circumstances and priorities,
- Managing the national submission process of technical assistance to CTCN and ensuring that support provided by CTCN is well coordinated at national level with other processes that address climate change, and
- Ensuring engagement of relevant ministries, focal points for other UNFCCC mechanisms, the private sector, civil society, and academia.
Pursuant to COP Decision 14/CP. 18 requiring Parties to nominate their National Designated Entities for the development and transfer of technologies the Government of Kenya nominated the Director, Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) as the National Designated Entity for the Climate Technology Centre and Network, Kenya.