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UNIDO, Festo Didactic renew their partnership

29 November 2022

Festo signing 29 November 2022

VIENNA – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Festo Didactic have renewed their commitment to the partnership by signing a renewed Joint Declaration incorporating new areas of collaboration reflecting UNIDO’s vision of “Progress by Innovation”.

The Joint Declaration was signed in Vienna today by Gerd Müller, Director General of UNIDO, and Wilfried Stoll, Managing Partner of Festo Holding, Board Member Oliver Niese and Nader Imani, Executive Vice President Global Education.

The signing took place in the Vienna International Centre, at the headquarters of UNIDO: “Today marks an important milestone for UNIDO and FESTO cooperation in developing innovative solutions to advance demand-driven industrial skills with the aim of creating more jobs for the most vulnerable people”, Müller announced.

Festo signing 29 November 2022
Festo Group

The renewed Joint Declaration reflects the long-standing partnership between the two organizations and their shared commitment to developing and implementing innovative solutions for technical education and skills development programmes within the industrial skills development agenda.

The collaboration spans from industrial manufacturing to process automation, industrial water management and Environmental Discovery Systems.

In Morocco, the two organizations have recently cooperated on the H2O Maghreb project using innovation and technology to establish a training hub with state-of-the-art and sustainable water management practices with virtual reality tools for the next generation of Moroccan water professionals. This project also enhanced the participation of women in the sector with 76% female students and contributed to job creation with 75% of the graduates from the first intake finding employment within 6 months of graduation.

By providing modern learning environments for vocational education and technical training, teachers’ training programmes and e-learning solutions, joint projects are currently being implemented in Liberia, Syria and Iraq, with expansion to other countries planned.

Furthermore, Festo Didactic is one of the founding members of the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility.  

Festo signing - Group picture

For more information on the partnership and project, please contact:

Virpi Stucki
Business Partnership Officer


Festo Didactic
Elfi Klumpp
Head of Partnership Development Global Education


More information on Festo Didactic
More information on the LKDF