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Jamaica Technology Needs Assessment Workshop June 29 2005
TNA- Prioritizes Technologies, Practices and Policy Reforms that can be implemented in different sectors of a country to adapt to climate change
1-Overview of sectors
2-Priority setting and criteria for technology assessment
3-Barrier analysis and policy needs
OVERVIEW OF SECTOR
-Which areas should be priorities?
What Criteria should be used for identification and selection of technologies?
Vulnerability Reduction Potential
Development Criteria-job benefits, build capacity
Finance- Capital, affordability, market potential
Hard Technology vs Soft Technology
Potential to benefit from technology development and transfer
Policies that would support adoption of technologies identified
What are barriers preventing technology development and technology transfer?
Is there enough information on the various technologies?
What policies are needed to be put in place to improve technology transfer and development?
Social and cultural acceptability
Expert Judgment and Knowledge of Sector
Wide Participation and transparent process
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