Through the resolution adopted by the UNIDO General Conference at its eighteenth session in November 2019, Member States called on the Secretariat to facilitate the sharing of experiences and best practices among current and prospective PCP countries.

To respond to this request from Member States, UNIDO organizes peer learning sessions for representatives of current PCP countries and countries interested in the PCP model. 

The first PCP peer learning session took place on 2 February 2021, via Zoom with the objective to facilitate the exchange of experiences and best practices on selected topics relevant to advancing ISID within the framework of the PCP. Find more information about PCP here.

The event focused on the following two topics:

  1. Stakeholder coordination and partnership and resource mobilization for flagship industrial projects.

  2. Establishment of industrial zones/special economic zones.

The session was attended by high-level government officials, Permanent Missions and representatives of specialized national institutes from PCP countries and other countries interested in the PCP model.

UNIDO will facilitate additional peer learning sessions in 2021, expanding on the experience sharing countries, topics and participants.

For more information, please read the press release here

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Biographies of the Speakers:

  • Introduction
  • Moderator
  • Topic 1
  • Topic 2
  • Li Yong was Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) from 2013-2021. Before that he had an extensive career as a senior economic and financial policymaker. As Vice-Minister of Finance of the People’s Republic of China and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank for a decade, Li was involved in setting and harmonizing fiscal, monetary and industrial policies and in supporting economic growth in China. Throughout his career, he has advocated financial-sector reform and prompted major financial institutions to establish corporate governance, deal with toxic assets and strengthen risk management. LI prioritized fiscal and financial measures to promote agricultural development and small and medium-sized enterprises, both of which represent cornerstones for creating economic opportunities, reducing poverty and promoting gender equality. He played a key role in China’s cooperation with multilateral development organizations, such as the World Bank Group and the Asian Development Bank.... Read More

    Mr. ZOU Ciyong

    Managing Director, Directorate of Programme, Partnerships and Field Coordination and Director, Department of Regional and Field Coordination
    United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

    Mr. ZOU Ciyong was Deputy Director General of the International Department in the Ministry of Finance prior to joining the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in 2013. Previously, he held positions as Alternate Chief Negotiator for China during the negotiations surrounding the establishment of a BRICS-led Development Bank in 2013, Al... Read More

    HARAGUCHI Nobuya

    Chief, Research and Industrial Policy Advice Division
    United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

    Nobuya Haraguchi leads country diagnostic work and various research and publication projects. He has published widely on structural change, patterns of manufacturing and industrial policy. Recent publications include articles in journals, such as Structural Change and Economic Dynamics (2019 and 2018), World Development (2017), and chapter contribu... Read More

  • MOLL DE ALBA Jaime

    Director, Department of Programme and Partnership Coordination of UNIDO
    United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

    Jaime Moll de Alba leads the coordination of UNIDO’s portfolio of country-level programmes, namely the Programmes for Country Partnership and the Country Programmes. He also leads the implementation of the Organization’s partnership strategy and engagement with international financial institutions, the private sector, and multilateral funds. He is ... Read More

  • Dejene Tezera has a M. Sc. in Biotechnology and Agro-Food process technology from Wageningen University, Netherlands. He worked as researcher in the Agro-Technology Research Institute, a team leader of agro-industry program, Chief Technical Advisor for UNIDO and FAO program. Presently he works as Director of Department of Agri-Business of UNIDO and... Read More

    H.E. Teka Gebreyesus, State Minister, Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has served in a number of Senior Government’s positions over the years. H.E. was Deputy Commissioner at the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) before joining MoTI, and prior to that he has served as a Director at the Ethiopi... Read More

    CALABRÒ Patrizia Aurelia

    Director & UNIDO Representative in Ethiopia, PCP Ethiopia Programme Manager
    United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

    Aurelia Patrizia Calabrò, an Italian national born in 1966, holds a University Degree in International Economy, and a Master Degree in Theory and Policy for Economic Development. She also has attended post-graduated course in many parts of the world and speaks 6 languages (i.e., Italian, French, English, Spanish, German and Russian) and has a basic... Read More

    Mr.Tra Bi Emmanuel is a Senior Food Industry Engineer. He has more than 15 years of service at the Ministry in charge of Industry with a solid experience in the elaboration and implementation of policies and Programmes/Projects supporting the development of industrial sectors. Mr. Tra Bi Emmanuel has been Director General of Industry ... Read More

    MOUCHARRAF Taoufiq

    Director of Communication, International Cooperation and Partnerships
    Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, Morocco

    Long experience and deep insights on the Moroccan industrial, and the national industry development process. ... Read More

    Balcázar Suárez is the Vice-Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Industry at the Ministry of Production of Peru. She has more than 20 years of experience in public and private investment project management, and over 10 years of experience in public administration. She served as Director of the Trade and Micro and Small Enterprise... Read More

  • HAIDARA Fatou

    Managing Director, Directorate of Corporate Management and Operations
    United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

    Fatou Haidara, Managing Director of the Directorate of Corporate Management and Operations at United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has had an extensive career as a strategic partnerships and policy envoy. Prior to joining UNIDO, she served the Government of Mali for eight years in several ministerial positions, including as... Read More

    FEKI Rafik

    Industrial Development Officer, Department of Digitalization, Technology and Innovation
    United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

    Mr. Feki is managing several national and regional projects related to industrial parks, SME modernization and restructuring, quality infrastructure, business registration, Aid for Trade, etc in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, North and Sub-Saharan Africa. He supervised the design and implementation of several UNIDO’s approaches and tools ... Read More

    Adama Baye Racine Ndiaye serves as the Secretary General of the Ministry of Industrial Development and Small and Medium Industry of the Government of Senegal since December 2017. He has been one of the main drivers of the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) for Senegal, both on the policy and operational levels, with the responsibility, under t... Read More

    Yvonne Lokko is an Industrial Development Officer with UNIDO’s Department of Agribusiness Development. She has over 15 years professional experience in the application of science-based technologies for sustainable agriculture and agribusiness development, including through research for development and in delivery of technical assistance services. P... Read More

    HONG Kok Chea

    Deputy Director General for Policy, Ministry of Economy and Finance, and Project Director for Sihanoukville master plan
    Ministry of Economy and Finance of Cambodia

    Mr. Chea Kok Hong is a Cambodian economic policy analyst by profession. Since 2011, he has been one of the leading members in designing government’s economic and fiscal reform strategies and policies. His recent achievements involved in formulating and liaising few policy instruments such as Sub-Decree on SMEs Tax Incentives, Skills Development Fun... Read More

    SAADI El Abir

    Minister’s Advisor for Funding and Developmental Projects
    Ministry of Trade and Industry, Egypt

    Ms. Abir holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Finance from Algeria University and an MBA in International Marketing from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT). She is Diploma graduate in Economic Modeling from Sussex University in England and Macroeconomic Modeling from Purdue University in USA. Ms. Abir holds a D... Read More

    Mr. Mulenga served as Permanent Secretary in charge of Development Cooperation, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ministry of National Development Planning. He first served as Permanent Secretary in 2017, when he was appointed as National Coordinator in the Private Sector Development, Industrialisation and Job Creation Division at Cabinet Office. ... Read More