JOHANNESBURG, 4 May 2018 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) in Tokyo have participated in the first Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum, organized by the Governments of Japan and South Africa from 3-4 May 2018 in Johannesburg. The Forum aims to accelerate the promotion of private-sector-led economic growth by encouraging networking among Japanese and African companies.

NDOLA, Zambia, 6 April 2018 - The Minister of Higher Education, Professor Nkandu Luo, has paid a courtesy visit to Zambian Industrial Training Academy (ZAMITA), a project implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in close cooperation with Northern Technical College (NORTEC), supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (SID

BONN, 1 May 2018 – Together with the UNFCCC Secretariat, UNIDO and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) organized three sessions for the Technical Expert Meetings on Mitigation (TEMs-M) during the UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany. During the three sessions, numerous experts from the public and private sector, as well as from academia and the civil society, shared experiences, policy options, technological innovations and best practices on the circular economy.

Shenzhen, 29 April 2018 – With the support of the Maritime Continental Silk Road Cities Alliance and the Maritime Continental Silk Road Entrepreneurs Alliance, the UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) in Bahrain, together with the Shenzhen Federation of Youth Entrepreneurship Promotion and the Galaxy Holding Group, have successfully completed a special capacity building programme to institutionalize the Shenzhen “Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme”.

Windhoek, 18 April 2018 - UNIDO in partnership with the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development (MITSMED), with the financial support from the Foreign Ministry of Finland, conducted a validation workshop to present the results of the inception phase of the project, “Promoting sustainable bush-processing value chains in Namibia” and a Strategic Action Plan. The project is in line with Namibia’s Fifth National Development Plan (NDP 5).

MOGADISHU, 27 April 2018 - The Government of Japan has announced that it will fund a project to strengthen community resilience through conflict resolution and youth vocational skills training in Somalia. This is one of eight new projects implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Nigeria, Somalia and the Syrian Arab Republic, with Japanese funding totaling US$5.2 million.

The Harshm camp on the outskirts of the city of Erbil houses around 1,500 internally displaced Iraqi families, who fled towns and villages in northern Iraq when they were captured by the so-called Islamic State in mid-2014.

JAKARTA, 26 April 2018 – the UNIDO Country Office in Indonesia welcomed a delegation of the Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fisheries Science, which was led by Deputy Director General LI Jian.

The discussions focused on the potential partnership involving scaled transfer of technical skills and dissemination of technological research and industry knowledge to sustain sea and land-based fisheries outputs.

VIENNA, 26 April 2018 – The Vienna Energy Forum Special Session (VEF2018) will take place from 14–16 May under the theme ‘Powering Innovation for Prosperity’. The event will focus on the importance of energy system transformation, innovative climate technology, and partnership in increasing access to energy around the world.
HANNOVER, 26 April 2018 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) again had a strong presence at the annual Hannover Messe, the world’s leading industrial trade fair which attracts over 6,500 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors.