UNIDO organizes regular forums on inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID). These forums bring together UNIDO Member States and partners to engage in a dialogue on various aspects of industrial development, exchange knowledge and best practices, and forge networks of collaboration for advancing ISID.
The Eighth ISID Forum will feature an interactive discussion on “Partnerships for socio-economic recovery” in the context of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Forum will take place on 29 November 2021 as part of the nineteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference.
The event will feature opening remarks, a keynote speech, and one moderated high-level panel discussion (Davos-style).
Panellists will discuss how multi-stakeholder approaches, such as the UNIDO Programme for Country Partnership (PCP), galvanize socio-economic recovery and contribute to countries’ efforts to build back better from COVID-19, in support of the UN Decade of Action.
The Forum will bring together high-level government representatives from PCP countries to present their first-hand experiences and lessons learned, as well as partners from the UN development system, international and regional organizations, financial institutions, and other development actors to share their views.