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Fourth ISID Forum

Vienna, Austria, 30 November - 1 December 2015

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FOURTH ISID FORUM

Vienna, Austria, 30 November-1 December 2015

Partnerships: Moving Sustainable Development Goal 9 into action

The Fourth ISID Forum took place as part of the 16th session of the UNIDO General Conference, from 30 November to 1 December in Vienna. The Forum discussed how UNIDO can contribute in advancing industry, infrastructure and innovation in the context of Sustainable Development Goal 9, "Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation".

Fourth ISID Forum
From left to right: Tidiane Boye, Team Leader for PCP Senegal, UNIDO; Mountaga Sy, Director General of the Investment Promotion and Major Works Agency (APIX); Dejene Tezera, Team Leader for PCP Ethiopia, UNIDO; Modienne Guisse, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Industry and Mining, Senegal; LI Yong, Director General UNIDO; Mebrahtu Meles, State Minister of Industry, Ethiopia; Todd Benjamin, CNN International; Piero Ghezzi Solis, Minister of Production, Peru; Petra Schwager, Team Leader for PCP Peru, UNIDO

TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

How can UNIDO contribute to advancing industry, infrastructure, and innovation?

Investments in infrastructure are key to achieving sustainable development. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes require investment in infrastructure. Inclusive and sustainable industrial development on the other hand is the primary source of income generation. It allows for rapid and sustained increases in living standards for all people, and provides technological solutions to environmental challenges. Without infrastructure, technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.

UNIDO's traditional services to Member States have focused on capacity-building and technology transfer, since the organization does not have the financial capacity to support infrastructure investments. As part of the new partnership approach, UNIDO partners with various financial institutions to mobilize the large-scale financing needed for infrastructure development related to industrial activities. As such, UNIDO can make a stronger contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Agenda.

PARTICIPANTS

Participation in the fourth ISID Forum consisted primarily of government delegations participating in the UNIDO Least Developed Countries Ministerial Conference, the UNIDO General Conference, and the UNIDO Donor Meeting. The Forum invited a limited number of speakers and panellists, including from PCP pilot countries.

  • 30 NOVEMBER 2015
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  • Moderator

    Todd Benjamin has worked as an anchor, correspondent and financial editor for CNN based in Washington D.C., New York, Tokyo and London for over 25 years. As an award winning journalist, Mr. Benjamin has interviewed global leaders from Mikhail Gorbachev to Alan Greenspan. Mr. Benjamin’s wide-ranging international experience and informed opinions, co... Read More

    Speaker

    LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has 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 has long been involved in setting and harmonizing fiscal, monetary and industrial policies and in supporting sound 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 prioritizes fiscal and financial measures to promote agricultural development and small and mediumsized 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

    Panel discussion

    Mr. WU Hongbo was appointed United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs on 1 August 2012. In this capacity, Mr. Wu guides UN Secretariat support for the follow-up processes of the Rio+20 Conference, including the UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, the Intergovernmental Committee ... Read More

    Pavel Kabat is the tenth Director of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) as of February 2012. As Director General, Mr. Kabat is the Chief Executive Office of the Institute, responsible for the formulation, management, and administration of all research programs and other activities at IIASA. Mr. Kabat has provided scien... Read More

    Martin Ledolter is the Managing Director of the Austrian Development Agency – the operational unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation. In this position he is responsible for the implementation of all bilateral programmes and projects of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) in eleven partner countries in three continents. He regularly lec... Read More

    SCHOLTÈS Philippe

    Managing Director, Directorate of Programme Development and Technical Cooperation
    United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

    Mr. Philippe Scholtès is Managing Director of Programme Development and Technical Cooperation at UNIDO. He joined UNIDO in 1988. He has since served in various capacities including as Director of the Agribusiness Development Department, UNIDO representative in Viet Nam and Regional Director for South Asia in India Mr. Scholtès holds a Master of ... Read More

  • Moderator

    Todd Benjamin has worked as an anchor, correspondent and financial editor for CNN based in Washington D.C., New York, Tokyo and London for over 25 years. As an award winning journalist, Mr. Benjamin has interviewed global leaders from Mikhail Gorbachev to Alan Greenspan. Mr. Benjamin’s wide-ranging international experience and informed opinions, co... Read More

    Presenters

    Dr. Mebrahtu Meles is a State Minister of Industry of Ethiopia. He has more than 20 years of experience in government offices at different capacities. Among others, Dr. Mebrahtu Meles served as Director of the Engineering Capacity-Building Programme at the Ministry of Capacity-Building from 2008 to 2013. Prior to this post, he worked as Deputy Bure... Read More

    GUISSE Modienne

    Vice-Minister, Ministry of Industry and Mining
    Government of Senegal

    Modienne Guisse is the current Vice-Minister of Industry and Mining of Senegal. He has 31 years of working experience at the Central Bank of West African States where he held the position of Agency Director in Dakar, Head of the Department of training and General Secretary. He was also member of technical committees and boards of directors of sever... 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 Agribusiness Development Department of U... Read More

    Tidiane Edouard Boye has international work experience of close to 25 years in the fields of Private Sector Development and Investment Promotion. He has worked extensively in the Private Sector (companies as well as Private Sector Associations) and in International Organizations. His work has covered Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He is a gradua... Read More

    Piero Ghezzi Solís is the Minister of Production of Peru. Prior to assuming the role, Mr. Solís was the Head of Global Economics, Emerging Markets and Foreign Exchange Research and Managing Director at Barclays PLC, Research Division from July 2007 to 2013. He served as Head of Latin America Strategy at Deutsche Bank AG from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Solís... Read More

    VON WEDEMEYER KNIGGE Andreas

    President, National Society for Industry
    The Republic of Peru

    Mr. Andreas von Wedemeyer Knigge is the President of the National Society for Industry of Peru. Prior to assuming the role, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of CREDITEX S.A.A from March 1995. In addition, he has been Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Corporacion Cervesur SAA and Chairman of the Board of Prof... Read More

    Johannes Dobinger is the representative for the Andean Region at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) since 2014. Prior to assuming to this role, he worked in various roles at UNIDO such as Evaluator, Regional Coordinator Cleaner Production, International Consultant SME support, and Junior Professional Officer. He was Secr... Read More

    Petra Schwager has more than 20 years of experience in the development and management of industrial resource efficiency and cleaner production programs in developing countries and economies in transition. In her position at UNIDO, she collaborates with the public sector, the private sector, NGOs and the academic world to promote policies and model... Read More

    Closing remarks

    LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has 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 has long been involved in setting and harmonizing fiscal, monetary and industrial policies and in supporting sound 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 prioritizes fiscal and financial measures to promote agricultural development and small and mediumsized 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

FORMAT

The first day consisted of a high-level panel discussion focusing on the potential of multi-stakeholder partnerships for creating linkages and synergies between investment in infrastructure, industrial development and innovation.

The second day presented the early achievements of the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) in Ethiopia and Senegal. It also announced the expansion of the PCP to Peru which aims to support the implementation of the Government’s National Plan for Productive Diversification.

VENUE

The Fourth ISID Forum of UNIDO was held from Monday, 30 November 2015 to Tuesday 1 December 2015, at the Vienna International Centre (Wagramer Strasse 5, Vienna, Austria)

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