Adriana Carvallo works in the Innovation team at the Carbon Trust, where she has provided incubation support to a range of clean technology start-ups and SMEs to help them commercialise their technology. Adriana has also developed economic models and quantitative analysis to help the governments of Mexico and Colombia to prioritise low carbon technologies and has provided policy recommendations to unlock the deployment of these technologies.
The secondees, who are based at the CTCN Secretariat in Copenhagen will actively engage in the CTCN’s three main service areas (providing technical assistance, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities on climate technologies) during their secondment with CTCN. At the same time, they will share their technical and regional expertise with the CTCN Secretariat and strengthen linkages between the CTCN and their “home” institutions.
Adriana is joined by Abdou Diop, a Project Manager in Energy Efficiency at ENDA (a CTCN Consortium Partner based in Senegal). Mr. Diop has significant experience in West African renewable energy and energy efficiency policies, as well as the implementation of energy efficiency initiatives, including efficient lighting-electricity supply; efficient cooking; standards and labels; energy efficiency in buildings; and sustainable energy financing.
"This initiative reflects CTCN’s approach to partnering for sustainable change. We are very glad to have Adriana and Abdou here, who actively participate in the strategic and operational work of the CTCN, while enhancing their understanding of climate technology implementation and knowledge transfer, bringing their perspectives into our daily work", said CTCN Director Jukka Uosukainen.
The Secondment programme aims to foster knowledge transfer among the CTCN and its partner institutions and thereby enhance international cooperation on technologies for climate change adaptation and mitigation. The next round of the CTCN Secondment Programme is planned for the spring of 2016. Interested candidates can read more here.