Project budget – 7 million THB (phase I-III); 1.5 million THN (phase IV); 740,250 THB(phase V)
Project location – Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Georgia, Armenia, Malaysia, Philippines, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Laos, Myanmar, and Afghanistan (with close collaboration with Fiji, Vanuatu, and Nauru)
Donor – UNEP DTU, Denmark
Project duration – 1/7/2010 – 31/05/2013 (Phase I); 8/1/2015 – 28/2/2018 (Phase II); 1/6/2018 – 31/3/2021 (Phase III); 1-Jan-21- 31-Aug-23 (phase IV/V)
Description – The objective of the TNA project spread across three phases is to assist participant-developing country Parties identify and analyze priority technology needs, which can form the basis for a portfolio of environmentally sound technology (EST) projects and programs to facilitate the transfer of, and access to, the ESTs and know-how in the implementation of Article 4.5 of the UNFCCC Convention. Hence TNAs are central to the work of Parties to the Convention on technology transfer and present an opportunity to track an evolving need for new equipment, techniques, practical knowledge, and skills, which are necessary to mitigate GHG emissions and/or reduce the vulnerability of sectors and livelihoods to the adverse impacts of climate change. The main objectives of the project were:
- To identify and prioritize through country-driven participatory processes, technologies that can contribute to mitigation and adaptation goals of the participant countries, while meeting their national sustainable development goals and priorities (TNA).
- To identify barriers hindering the acquisition, deployment, and diffusion of prioritized technologies and develop enabling frameworks to overcome the barriers.
- To develop Technology Action Plans (TAP) that specify a road map of policies/activities that facilitate the transfer, adoption, and diffusion of selected technologies in the participant countries.
The Phase III of the project is designed to support 23 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in carrying out new or improved Technology Needs Assessments. The project includes three countries in the Pacific region (Fiji, Vanuatu, and Nauru) and two countries in the rest of Asia (Afghanistan and Myanmar). The focus of this TOR is on the two countries in the rest of Asia (Afghanistan and Myanmar). However, the Asia Regional Centre will work in close collaboration with the Pacific Regional Centre in sharing lessons and organization regional capacity-building workshops (1 workshop to be held in Asia and 2 workshops to be held in the Pacific).