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
Bangladesh - Agua potable sin arsénico
Sobre la base de su larga experiencia en problemas relacionados con el agua y los efluentes, la ONUDI, en colaboración con el Gobierno de Bangladesh y con el respaldo del Fondo Fiduciario de las Naciones Unidas para la Seguridad Humana (UNTFHS), ha implementado un proyecto para eliminar el arsénico en Hajiganj y Shahrasti, los dos distritos que poseen los niveles más altos de intoxicación.
Bangladesh - Supporting sustainable small holder farmer milk production
The project is to introduce international best practices and knowledge in efficient dairy farming to poor, small scale dairy farmers in Bangladesh as well as establishing a milk collection system allowing collection and preservation of growing volumes of high quality raw milk. This will lead to increased well being of all people living in the villages covered by the 5 dairy hubs.
Cambodia - Supporting the growth and development of marine fishery exports
UNIDO launched a new project worth more than USD1.3 million to assist Cambodia in improving the capacity of the export of marine fishery products.
Cambodia - Transforming e-waste into Job and Business Opportunities
UNIDO recently launched a programme together with the Republic of Korea through Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Samsung Electronics to ensure that Cambodia’s electronic industry is effective in promoting economic and environmental sustainability.
China - Bamboo skills development, production and demonstration centre
The project aims to accelerate the pace of economic growth and poverty alleviation in China through the promotion of employment and income generating activities in the SME sector through the implementation of the Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion Program.
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 - Strengthening local production of essential medicines in developing and least developed countries
UNIDO is assisting Ghana, Kenya and Vietnam with the formulation of strategies to develop the local pharmaceutical industries and ways to implement them.
India - Combining businesses
With the financial support of the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID), UNIDO developed a support programme to strengthen four selected clusters and their SME networks that work with handlooms, handicrafts and non-timber forest products.
Indonesia - Supporting reconstruction efforts
With funds from the Government of Japan through the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS), UNIDO and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are implementing a project to support the islands’ reconstruction and reconciliation process.
Lao PDR - Opium-free livelihoods
In 2007, UNIDO, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Government started a project to alleviate opium dependence and elevate living standards. The project combined the technical expertise and comparative advantages of both organizations.
Pakistan - Towards gender parity: women in creative industries
Expanding employment and creating livelihood opportunities for women has been achieved by the establishment of the Business Growth Center which aims to work towards enhancing ability, mobility, visibility and connectivity of women entrepreneurs.
India - Gears of growth
Since 1999, UNIDO has assisted Indian small and medium-sized enterprises within the automotive component sector to overcome challenges related to low productivity, insufficient and inconsistent quality, and scalability, so that they could become more efficient, reliable and cost-effective suppliers of automotive parts.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand - CSR South East Asia
UNIDO's Triple Bottom Line (TBL) demonstration project aimed to facilitate market access for suppliers located in developing countries. To that end, UNIDO has developed a support system for export-dependent SMEs in these countries to be better able to comply with the environmental and social requirements of global buyers and supply chain partners. Without such compliance, SMEs risk losing their access to world markets.
Environment and Energy
China - Demonstration Sub-Project for Conversion From HCFC-22 to Propane at Midea Room Air-Conditioner Manufacturing Company and Demonstration Sub-Project for Conversion Of Room Air-Conditioner Compressor Manufacturing From HCFC-22 to Propane at Guangdong Meizhi Company
Global - Chemical Leasing: Redefining the Sustainable Management of Chemicals
Chemical Leasing is service-orientated business model that adopts a multi-stakeholder approach to promote the sound and efficient management of chemicals throughout their life-cycle. UNIDO, with the direct support of the governments of Austria and Germany, has been pioneering Chemical Leasing in developing countries and transition economies since 2004. Download the factsheet, which takes a closer look at how Chemical Leasing brings about a win-win situation for the chemical supplier and the chemical user, as well as the environment.
India - Climate-friendly refrigerators
With the financial support of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, UNIDO worked very closely with two large Indian refrigeration manufacturers (Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. and Videocon Appliances Ltd.) towards developing new CDM methodologies, with the aim of reducing environmental pollution and improving competitiveness.
Mongolia - Reduce Exposure of Mercury to Human Health and the Environment by Promoting Sound Chemical Management
Co-financers: The Mongolian Ministry of Nature and Green Development, the Mongolian Ministry of Health, the private sector (Mireco) and UNIDO
Phillipines - Improve the Health and Environment of Artisanal Gold Mining Communities in the Philippines by Reducing Mercury Emissions
The project aims to promote sound chemical management of mercury by strengthening national capacity and reducing mercury use, emissions and exposure at pilot demonstration sites.
Vietnam - Centro Nacional de Producción Más Limpia
El Centro Nacional de Producción más Limpia de Vietnam se estableció en 1998 con fondos de la Secretaría de Estado para Asuntos Económicos (SECO) del Gobierno de Suiza y forma parte de la Universidad Tecnológica de Hanoi. A fines de 2009, el Centro contaba con 16 empleados y tenía participación en los siguientes sectores industriales: textil, papel y celulosa, procesamiento de alimentos y mariscos, acabado de metales, materiales de construcción, productos químicos y artesanías.