Costa Rica-UNEP Risoe Technology Needs Assessment Program
"Technology needs assessment (TNA) is a set of country-driven activities that identifies and determines the mitigation and adaptation technology priorities of developing countries and is central to the work of Parties to the Convention on technology transfer. It presents an opportunity for countries to track their evolving need for new equipment, techniques, practical knowledge and skills necessary to mitigate GHG emissions and/or reduce the vulnerability of economic sectors and livelihoods to the adverse impacts of climate change. The TNA project is a part of Strategic Program on Technology Transfer initiated by GEF. The Strategic Program on Technology Transfer also includes piloting priority technology projects and dissemination of successfully demonstrated technologies. The program builds on the GEF’s mandate, experience, and current network of technology transfer activities.
The first round of the Project began in November 2009 in fifteen countries: Kenya, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco, Mali, Argentina, Costa Rica, Peru, Guatemala, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Georgia.
The project now serves over 30 countries across Latin America & the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia & Eastern Europe.
The Programme is funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) through the UNEP Risoe Centre."