A selection of UNIDO field projects within the Organization's three thematic areas: Poverty Reduction through Productive Activities; Trade Capacity-Building; and Environment and Energy.
Poverty Reduction through Productive Activities
Global - Agribusiness and agro-industrial development
In partnership with other development partners and UN organizations, UNIDO initiated a joint programme (3ADI) in the areas of agribusiness value chains, food security, policies, financing and related trade. The initiative calls for the accelerated development of agribusiness and agro-industries to ensure value addition to agricultural products of developing countries.
Global - Pharmaceuticals
With the financial support of the Government of Germany, UNIDO initiated a project to strengthen local production of essential medicines and to contribute to improved access to affordable medicines.
Malawi - Improving livelihoods of HIV/AIDS-affected households
UNIDO, in collaboration with the Malawian Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, developed the Salima Agricultural Technology (SATECH) project to secure the socio-economic foundation necessary for livelihood recovery in 17 poor rural communities in the Salima District.
Morocco - Women entrepreneurs
UNIDO, in collaboration with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), devised an entrepreneurship programme to improve the income opportunities of the rural population whilst enhancing the competitiveness of small-scale olive oil producing, textile and fruits and vegetable drying groups managed by women.
Mozambique - Investing in a new generation
In 2007, with the support of UNIDO and funding from the Government of Norway, the Ministry of Education and Culture introduced the Entrepreneurship Curriculum Programme (ECP) in secondary and vocational schools throughout the country.
Uganda - Skills for peace
With the financial support of the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS), UNIDO launched the Skills for Peace and Income (SKIPI) project. The project aimed at facilitating the social and economic re-integration of veterans, former rebels and their families in the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.
Côte d'Ivoire - Safer cocoa and coffee beans for export markets
With funds from the European Union, UNIDO assisted the Ministry of Agriculture of Côte d’Ivoire in adapting an internationally acceptable analysis of coffee and cacao beans.
Egypt - Trace me back
UNIDO established the Egyptian Traceability Centre for Agro-Industrial exports (ETRACE), funded under an Italian-Egyptian Debt-for-Development Swap programme, to make Egyptian agro-industrial export safer, more competitive and compliant with stringent market standards and regulations.
Environment and Energy
Guinea Current - Turning the tide
UNIDO, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), developed a strategic action programme for the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem.
Rwanda - Energy access for rural communities
UNIDO, in cooperation with the Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure, has implemented a project to promote renewable-based energy development for productive uses. The aim of the project is to contribute to poverty alleviation and economic growth by providing access to affordable modern energy in rural areas.
South Mediterranean region - Greening industries along the Mediterranean Sea
UNIDO is assisting Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia to adopt environmentally sound technology, tackling highly polluted sea water as a result of land-based activities.
sub-Saharan Africa - Ecotourism
Together with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), UNIDO aims to reduce the degradation of coastal and marine environments and to enhance sustainability. The project is being implemented in Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles and the United Republic of Tanzania.