This Technology Transfer Advances Jordans's
- Nationally Determined Contribution to "Develop the National Strategy and Action Plan for Transitioning towards the Green Economy in Jordan 2016-2025"
Jordan has recently completed its Technology Needs Assessment (TNA), but required capacity building for technical employees in the Ministry of Environment as well as relevant NGOs and consultancies, to develop these ideas into fundable proposals relevant to both domestic and international funding. Jordan has issued its Third National Communication (TNC) in 2014 supported by UNDP. The TNC contains about 43 project ideas for mitigation and many other ideas for adaptation. At this stage, the Jordanian Governmental Authorities have identified focus areas and compiled a large number of early-stage ideas for climate action. Nevertheless, in order to achieve transformational outcomes, the ministries have identified the key challenge of a lack of skills and knowledge in designing and articulating climate technology projects and project proposals.
The NDE of Jordan requested the CTCN support to help further develop the skills and expertise of their Jordanian officials in this area. The request included training and mentoring with a focus on project structuring, and will be relevant for a large number of sources, including domestically financed climate financing and the Green Climate Fund.
The CTCN and partner, UNEP DTU Partnership, provided the following technology assistance in Jordan:
- Feedback on project idea notes (including by the Green Climate Fund National Designated Entity)
- Intensive 5 day theory- and practise based training for 26 government and NGO participants to develop understanding of finance mechanisms and climate change project proposals development. The course was structured into technical input-sessions followed by group discussion and exercise to develop detailed climate adaptation and/or mitigation project concept notes. The training concluded with presentations of participants’ work to Green Climate Fund (GCF) Accredited Entities, enabling valuable feedback and potential collaboration for official submission to the GCF.
- After the course, the course experts provided iterative feedback over a period of 5 months on the concept notes prepared by the groups.
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Relevant Technologies and Approaches
- Jordan now has 25 certified engineer who can translate any project idea to complete concept note according to Green Climate Fund (GCF) Form. They will now prepare national courses to train more and more engineers;
- The trained engineers were successful in writing 2 semi-complete concept notes which will be submitted to GCF shortly on the following topics:
- Solar Powered Electric Bus Fleet Pilot in Irbid, Madaba and Zarqa Governorates
- Rehabilitation of dry lands in Jordan
- Enhanced capacity for 25 technical employees in the Ministry of Environment and relevant ministries and entities on how to develop a fundable proposal and improve project structuring. The engineers also will play the role of trainers in locally arranged workshops to raise capacity building in preparing fundable proposals.
- Jordan will have a number of proposals ready for funding, so it can achieve the target in reducing GHG emissions as intended
- Acquisition of international funding to deploy technology priorities that address Jordan’s climate challenges
- Improved potential to reach Jordan's adaptation and mitigation targets