A selection of UNIDO field projects within the Organization's three thematic areas: Poverty Reduction through Productive Activities; Trade Capacity-Building; and Environment and Energy.
Poverty Reduction through Productive Activities
Arab Region - Youth entrepreneurship and Hewlett-Packard Learning Initiative for IT capacity building and job creation
Since 2008, UNIDO has been partnering with Hewlett Packard (HP) to address entrepreneurship and IT training needs in the Arab region, thereby fostering employment and the creation of enterprises.
Egypt - Support for creative industries entrepreneurship
UNIDO’s technical assistance will focus on providing technical services and
training for entrepreneurship development and support of creative and
traditionally present industries with a view towards addressing poverty
alleviation and creating self-employment.
Iraq - Date palm sector rehabilitation
UNIDO has partnered with the Iraqi Dates Processing and Marketing Company (IDPMC), the market leader in the Iraqi date sector. Focusing on the largest processing facility owned by the IDPMC, which is situated in Baghdad, UNIDO assisted the company through three key activities: capacity-building, rehabilitation and technology transfer.
Iraq - Rehabilitation of the Iraqi specialized institute for engineering industries
This UNIDO project intends to assist Iraq in its endeavours for the
reconstruction of its economic infrastructure. It will particularly provide
support for the rehabilitation of the Specialized Institute for Engineering
Industries (SIEI), which due to the war and subsequent sanctions has
suffered extensive damage.
Lebanon - Promoting Lebanese entrepreneurship and investment
In 2010 UNIDO launched the Enterprise Development & Investment Promotion Program(EDIP) in partnership with the Arab Regional Center for Entrepreneurship & Investment promotion Training (ARCEIT) and the Federation of the Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon (FCCIAL).
Morocco and Kuwait - Export consortia activities
To tackle some of the issues linked to export promotion involving SMEs and small producers, UNIDO has been implementing a project for the development of export consortia. This specialized model of an SME network can significantly improve SMEs export potential and reduce the costs and risks involved in penetrating foreign markets, by combining companies’ market knowledge, products, human and financial resources.
Morocco - Women entrepreneurs
UNIDO, in collaboration with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), devised an entrepreneurship programme to improve the income opportunities of the rural population whilst enhancing the competitiveness of small-scale olive oil producing, textile and fruits and vegetable drying groups managed by women.
Southern Mediterranean - Development of Clusters in Cultural and Creative Industries
Through clusters and business linkages, UNIDO is strengthening the formal private sector in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia, as well as promoting regional cooperation in the Southern Mediterranean.
Tunisia - Market access facilitation for selected value chains of typical food products
The UNIDO-SECO project in Tunisia entitled Projet d’accès aux marchés des produits agroalimentaires et de terroir (PAMPAT) aims at improving the performance, market access and socio-economic conditions of the Harissa, Djebba figue and the cactus/prickle-pears value chains.
Tunisia - Support for women and youth job creation
UNIDO plays a leading role in promoting a sound and sustainable private sector development. In particular, given the limited absorptive capacity of formal labour markets, UNIDO promotes entrepreneurship as feasible
option to create employment (especially youth employment).
Egypt - Trace me back
UNIDO established the Egyptian Traceability Centre for Agro-Industrial exports (ETRACE), funded under an Italian-Egyptian Debt-for-Development Swap programme, to make Egyptian agro-industrial export safer, more competitive and compliant with stringent market standards and regulations.
Syria - Industrial modernisation and upgrading programme
Industrial Modernization and Upgrading project Phase I for Syria aimed at developing the competitiveness of the private manufacturing sector, focusing on the textile value chain, so that it can benefit from new trade opportunities in the regional and global markets.
Environment and Energy
Algeria - Recovery and refrigerants recycling
Upon the request of the Government of Algeria, UNIDO developed a refrigerant Management Plan in cooperation with the Algerian National Ozone Unit, which entailed training in good refrigerant management practices for technicians, training for customs officers and the National Ozone Unit (NOU) in monitoring and controlling Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS), and finally the establishment of the national refrigerant recovery and recycling network.
Egypt National Cleaner Production Centre
The centre acts as a vehicle for promoting green technologies transfer and innovation for the Egyptian Industry. The ENCPC provides technical assistance for technology transfer in the fields of resource efficiency, industrial waste valorization in addition to energy efficiency and renewable energy applications.
Egypt - Phase-out of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) consumption in the manufacture of aerosol metered dose inhalers
The project was funded by the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol and implemented by UNIDO in close cooperation with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) through the National Ozone Unit of Egypt.
Global - Chemical Leasing: Redefining the Sustainable Management of Chemicals
Chemical Leasing is service-orientated business model that adopts a multi-stakeholder approach to promote the sound and efficient management of chemicals throughout their life-cycle. UNIDO, with the direct support of the governments of Austria and Germany, has been pioneering Chemical Leasing in developing countries and transition economies since 2004. Download the factsheet, which takes a closer look at how Chemical Leasing brings about a win-win situation for the chemical supplier and the chemical user, as well as the environment.
Lebanese Cleaner Production Centre (LCPC)
The vision of the LCPC is to become recognized nationally and regionally
as the leading technical centre for the promotion of sustainable industrial
production modes, focusing on cleaner production and the transfer of
cleaner and environmentally sound technologies (ESTs).
Morocco - Phase-out of Methyl Bromide used for soil fumigation for Moroccan
The project was funded utterly by the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol and implemented by UNIDO
in close cooperation with the Moroccan Government and the Moroccan
Association of Fruit and Vegetable Producers and Exporters (APEFEL).