UNIDO side events at the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) held in Apia, Samoa

Side event 1

Theme: Inclusive value chains for livelihoods, trade and food security: a case of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture industry in Small Island States

Date: 1 September, 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Organizer: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Location: Room CM4, Faleata Sports Complex in Apia

Description:
This side event is organized in context of UNIDO's dual roles of Global Forum (GF) and Technical Cooperation (TC) for member states, and is in line with UNIDO's mandate to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in developing countries and economies in transition. It will highlight areas where the ACP - Pacific Sustainable Fisheries Value Chains partnership approach could be applicable or adopted as much as possible to SIDS countries. The partnership goal is to identify and dialogue on smart measures for enhancing the competitiveness of fisheries-based agro-industries and agribusinesses in the individual SIDS and respective sub regions.

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Download Andy Thorpe’s keynote presentation for this side event

Download Presentation: Use of tuna for food security in the Pacific Islands
Download Presentation: UNIDO on agro-value chain analysis and development

Side event 2

Theme: Enhancing competitiveness in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Date: 1 September, 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Organizer: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) & World Bank
Location: Room CM5, Faleata Sports Complex in Apia

Description:
In this side event, UNIDO and the World Bank Group's Competitive Industries Practice will bring together international experts in private sector development and competitiveness. This session aims to raise awareness on latest growth strategies, including novel approaches to industrial policy, to help identify capacity constraints to implement such strategies and to discuss examples of competitive value chains which are important for SIDS.

Download Ludovico Alcorta's presentation: Fostering structural change and enhancing competitiveness in Small Countries

Side event 3

Theme: Inclusive and sustainable solutions for youth employment in SIDS

Date: 1 September, 2014
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Organizer: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Location: Room CM5, Faleata Sports Complex in Apia

Description:
The SIDS countries face a decrease of human resource capacity due to high levels of emigration of their most educated residents. The economic inclusion of youth is therefore crucial to offer youth a perspective in their country of origin. Young entrepreneurs face obstacles to engage in productive activities, including the lack of access to information, to financial services, skills training and support in the pre- and post-creation phases when setting up and managing their own businesses. This side event will raise awareness on youth-led entrepreneurship and present viable solutions to the difficulties young people face when setting up or developing their businesses. It will furthermore provide a platform of exchange between youth and governments on issues related to youth employment. Also young entrepreneurs will be trained on innovative solutions in the area of green businesses, creating awareness for business solutions which are both cost and resource efficient and environmentally sustainable.

Side event 4

Theme: Pacific Europe network for science, technology and innovation (ST&I)

Date: 1 September, 2014
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Organizer: PACE-Net Plus Consortium
Location: Room CR2, Faleata Sports Complex in Apia

Description:
This side event will introduce Horizon 2020 as well as the PACE-Net Plus project (PNPlus) and demonstrate the opportunities and benefits for SIDS member countries. In this context, the subject of innovation in developing countries is crucial. UNIDO will be presenting on the theme of "innovation and innovation policies in developing countries in the framework of PNPlus".

Download Presentation: Innovation and innovation policies in developing countries in the framework of PaceNet+ 

Side event 5

Theme: UNIDO-SIDS DOCK partnership on regional sustainable energy centers for SIDS in Africa, Pacific and the Caribbean

Date: 2 September, 2014
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Organizer: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Location: Room CM4, Faleata Sports Complex in Apia

Description:
This side event is a follow-up of a memorandum of understanding which was signed between UNIDO, SIDS DOCK and the Government of Austria in March 2014.

Find details of this side event here
Press release on UNIDO-SIDS DOCK partnership, please go here
Find more about SIDS-DOCK side events in Samoa here

Read more on the global network of regional sustainable energy centres

Visit UNIDO at SIDS conference here

More information on the SIDS Conference, please go here

For more information, please contact:

Stein Hansen
Chief of the Strategic Donor Relations Unit, UNIDO
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