- UNIDO and Switzerland to support Egypt with the development of eco-industrial parks
The establishment of eco-industrial parks is considered one of the most important policies to accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development due to their ability to attract local and foreign investment. This creates job opportunities and increases income, while the negative impact on the environment is minimized. Eco-industrial parks facilitate the transition towards green industry by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing the optimal use of resources.
- The future of industrial policy in Guinea, according to the UNIDO industrial diagnostics study
Guinea, a country with an economy dependent on the export of bauxite, gold and diamonds, should urgently diversify. This was one of the main findings of a recent study on the status of industrial development carried out by a team of experts from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The study was conducted in collaboration and consultation with Guinea’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Small and Medium Enterprises, as well as representatives of the private sector.
- UNIDO launches EU-funded value chain investment support scheme for post-harvest fishery in Cambodia
With support of the European Union, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Fisheries Administration (FiA) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have launched a Value Chain Investment Support (VCIS) scheme to support Cambodia’s enterprises.
- New UNIDO gender mainstreaming guide launched
With the financial support of the Government of Finland, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has launched its new “UNIDO Guide to Gender Analysis and Gender Mainstreaming the Project Cycle”, which aims to facilitate the efficient and effective integration of gender considerations throughout industrial development projects.
- UNIDO, UN Global Compact and GIZ support Ethiopia’s textile and garment sector
In Ethiopia, the textile and garment industry is witnessing a rapid growth. Several domestic and multinational firms are being engaged in the production of textile and apparel for domestic and global markets. In the path to industrialize Ethiopia, this sector has become a top priority as part of the national goal to become a middle-income country by 2025.
- PrepCom2 Side Event: Technology as a Driver of Structural Transformation in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of agility and of harnessing the power of technology. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data and drones can help enterprises in the LDCs to enhance their productivity and competitiveness, and to move up the value chain ladder in agriculture, industry and the services sector. In the coming decade we need to ensure that technology is harvested appropriately as a driver of structural transformation in the LDCs.
- Managing innovation: online training available now!
UNIDO is pleased to announce its Innovation Management online training is now available on the UNIDO Knowledge Hub. The launching event featured the participation of Bernardo Calzadilla Sarmiento, Managing Director of the UNIDO’s Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agro-Business, Nesreen Al-Khammash, Programme Manager at the International Standardization Organization (ISO), as well as Leopoldo Colombo and Joanne Hyland, renowned experts on Innovation Management Systems.
- The finalists of the 2021 Global Chemical Leasing Award were announced
The finalists of the 2021 Global Chemical Leasing Award were announced: in the three main categories (case studies, innovation and research) as well and in the Special Award categories (women-led initiatives and start-ups), the nominations are (in alphabetical order).
- UNIDO launches the LevelUP Accelerator in Jordan
UNIDO launched the LevelUP Accelerator to support the creation and growth of sustainable and inclusive businesses in Jordan. The Accelerator targets top Jordanian startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across three manufacturing value chains (natural cosmetics, fashion and phytopharmaceuticals) to promote sustainability, integrate circular economy principles, and employ a digital-solutions driven, design thinking approach to creating human-centered products, services, and experiences.
- UNIDO promotes digital transformation at 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference
Through its Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) Shanghai, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has actively supported the 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) by co-organizing and participating in various WAIC forums and events, including the 2021 WAIC AI Women Elite Forum; the 2021 WAIC International AI City Forum; the 2021 AI Bridging Digital Divide Forum; and the 2021 AIWIN Ceremony.