• Submitted by: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Topic: Energy
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  • Date of completion: 2022-12-31
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
Global Technology Transfer and Knowledge Management Partnership


Major Groups:
International Fed of Consulting Engineers - FIDIC ()
World Fed. of Engineering Organizations - WFEO ()

UN System:
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (France)
UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) ()

Other intergovernmental organizations:
Global Environment Facility (GEF) - (SANet) ()
International Energy Agency ()

Description/achievement of initiative

This partnership addresses the critical development issue of access to technology and knowledge by facilitating information exchange, finance and investment in sustainable products and services in the energy, agriculture, textile, waste, water and forestry sectors.

The partnership builds on the existing efforts and capacities of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)s programs for transfer of environmentally sound technology, and on the knowledge management networks of the UNEP-GEF Technology Transfer Networks (SANet). SANet is a Technology Transfer knowledge management support system, which aims to replicate successful application of technology. SANet cuts across country boundaries, economic sectors, and supports the implementation of international environmental agreements. The partnership builds on established communication channels of more than 150 national and regional member organizations of FIDIC, WFEO, and other international associations.

The partnership's strategic objective is help fully inform the decision making process concerning viable Technology Transfer choices and to build the required knowledge management capacities to facilitate broad project replication.

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