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Seventh ISID Forum

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 3 November 2019

Lima Declaration December 2013
Lima Declaration, December 2013
First ISID Forum 23-24 June 2014
First ISID Forum, 23-24 June 2014
Second ISID Forum 4-5 November 2014
Second ISID Forum 4-5 November 2014
Third ISID Forum 14 July 2015
Third ISID Forum 14 July 2015
Fourth ISID Forum 30 November 2015
Fourth ISID Forum 30 November 2015
Fifth ISID Forum 14-15 November 2016
Fifth ISID Forum 14-15 November 2016
Sixth ISID Forum 27 November 2017
Sixth ISID Forum
Advanced session of the Seventh ISID Forum 27 November 2018
Advanced session of the Seventh ISID Forum
Seventh ISID Forum 3 November 2019
Seventh ISID Forum

SEVENTH ISID FORUM

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 3 November 2019

Partnerships for Industry 2030

UNIDO organises regular forums on Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID). These forums bring together UNIDO Member States and selected partners to engage in a dialogue on various aspects of industrial development, to exchange knowledge, to forge partnerships, and to shape strategies for advancing ISID. The first such Forum was held in 2014. So far, six ISID Forums have been organised by UNIDO. In November 2018, an advanced session of the Seventh ISID Forum entitled “Insights from PCP countries” was held in Vienna, on the sidelines of the forty-sixth session of the UNIDO Industrial Development Board, as a prelude to this year’s event.

The Seventh ISID Forum will feature an interactive discussion on “Partnerships for Industry 2030”. It will take place on 3 November 2019 as part of the eighteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference, being held under the overarching theme of “Industry 2030 – Innovate. Connect. Transform our Future”.

The event will bring together high-level representatives of governments, international and regional organizations supporting Africa’s industrialization, financial institutions, the business sector, UN entities, and other development partners to share their experience and views.

ISSUES TO BE DISCUSSED

  1. How can the PCP facilitate the structural transformation of economies and accelerate the implementation of IDDA III?

  2. What are the distinct and complementary roles of governments, financial institutions, the private sector, UN entities and other development partners in accelerating Africa’s industrialization?

  3. How do various partner initiatives link with the PCP and, thus, contribute to the implementation of IDDA III and the 2030 Agenda, in particular to the Sustainable Development Goal 9 on industry, infrastructure and innovation?

FORMAT

The Forum will consist of two moderated panel discussions.

The first session will look at how multi-stakeholder partnership models, such as UNIDO’s Programme for Country Partnership (PCP), can support the achievement of national development goals and the realisation of the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III). The panel will feature high-level government officials from PCP countries in addition to representatives of international and regional organisations.

The second session will highlight how various actors contribute knowledge, expertise, technology, and financial resources to support the industrialization process, particularly in Africa. The panel will comprise representatives from governments, financial institutions, the private sector, and other development partners.

The agenda details will be uploaded promptly.

VENUE

Emirates Palace

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on past ISID Forums, click here.

For more information on the PCPs, click here.

For more information on the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III), click here.