The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), South Africa's National Designated Entity for the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), is pleased to announce the opening of a CTCN call for applications for technical assistance and capacity building.

Two types of assistance can be requested:

  1. Fast technical assistance (FTA) is a short-term response by an international expert to requests related to technology prioritisation, endogenous technology assessments, and policies and measures that are immediate priorities for the requesting country. FTA is offered for a period of up to two months, with a total value typically up to USD15 000. (It may include a scoping mission, but only if this is strictly necessary.)
  1. Normal technical assistance, which can be for a longer period, and cost up to USD50 000., which can be for a longer period, and cost up to USD50 000.

NB:  The CTCN appoints the experts for both fast and normal technical assistance and funds them directly.  No money comes to the approved applicants or through the DSI.

Interventions for which technical assistance is requested must relate to Nationally Determined Contributions, the National Climate Change Response White Paper or a relevant national/provincial climate-change-related policy or strategy. Applications for circular economy interventions will also be considered.

The call will close on 31 March 2021.

If you have questions, please contact Dr Henry Roman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mr Dowelani Ndiitwani at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..