Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, 29 September – 1 October 2008
The COP, at its thirteenth session, requested the secretariat to coordinate the implementation of a regional training programme on project preparation to be initiated by a 'training of trainers' programme in the second half of 2008 and followed by regional training workshops in 2008 and 2009, with the participation of, inter alia, UNIDO, UNITAR, UNEP, UNDP, CTI and REEEP, and building on available methods, tools and experiences from other relevant international organizations.
The objective of the workshop is to enhance the capacity of project developers in developing countries in preparing project proposals that will meet the standards of international financial providers. More specific, the workshop aims to support efforts to implement the results of Technology Needs Assessments that have been or are being carried out by developing countries within the UNFCCC process, with a view to scaling up the level of investment for technology transfer to help developing countries address their needs for environmentally sound technologies for both mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Participants will be trained in preparing project proposals for financing, in particular project proposals related to environmentally sound technologies to mitigate and/or adapt to climate change. Special attention will be given to financial aspects such as financial structuring and risk management.