The TEMARIN project focus is on strengthening domestic markets for climate technologies, removing bottlenecks for domestic firms operating in these markets and increasing cooperation among private actors, public actors and international actors to build global and national partnerships for upscaling implementation.
The project has three key components:
- Generate relevant knowledge products and highlight cases of market-led diffusion and market potential of climate technologies including small-scale irrigation, captive solar PV and ICT based agricultural extension services (in Kenya and Uganda).
- Generate a better understanding of the role and growth patterns of domestic solar PV companies/SMEs, profiling them, and identifying critical challenges (in Kenya and Uganda), and co-creating ideas and their implementation to strengthen support for domestic PV industry
- Facilitating and enabling partnerships to increase the uptake of select climate mitigation and adaptation technologies (in Uganda)
The project takes an innovation systems approach in which the knowledge and experience at the individual company level will be explored in an industry wide context and thus can provide recommendations at a general level. The project analyses several domestic companies and entrepreneurs who have managed to grow and advance in this sector from being small one-man operations into SME with 10+ staff. This provide an in-depth understanding of business growth trajectories and the conditions/resources (skills, finance, linkages) under which they took place.
The TEMARIN project builds on the Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) project https://tech- action.unepdtu.org/, currently being implemented by UNEP-DTU Partnership (UDP) in Uganda. The TNA project, supported by UNEP and UNFCCC, helps developing countries determine their technology priorities for mitigating and adapting to climate change.
In parallel to this, Uganda has also communicated and committed its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in support of the Paris Agreement. Uganda has a NDC plan that spells out clearly their priority sectors and mitigation and adaptation actions that supports its low-carbon development pathway. The NDC project https://unepdtu.org/project/ndc-action/ supports efforts of 10 countries including Uganda, to translate NDCs into strategies and actions ready for financing and implementation. The TEMARIN Project complements and has direct synergies with both the TNA and NDC projects implemented in Uganda. In line with TNA and NDC prioritization in Uganda, the TEMARIN project has a large focus on the solar PV sector across different market segments and application areas. The TEMARIN project, however, has a direct focus on supporting growth of the domestic markets and increasing domestic private sector engagement in solar PV.
- Better access to market information and data for business owners, investors and government actors on specific technologies and market segments increased understanding of contextual drivers and barriers as well as effective partnership models for market-led transfer, diffusion and uptake of specific climate technologies.
- Increased understanding of the needs and requirements of domestic firms as well as bottlenecks inhibiting domestic firms from growing and upgrading in the markets in which they operate.
- Aligned understanding among domestic firms, investors, government and other supporting actors of how to remove barriers and strengthen the supportive ecosystem for domestic firms.
- New partnerships formed between sector-specific actors (local and/or global) to initiate or support implementation of specific climate technologies.