and Polish Ministry of Economy inaugurate Training Programme on
“Regional Trade-Capacity Building for the Caucasus and Western CIS”
9 April 2014, Warsaw, Poland
Mr. Mieczysław Nogaj from the Polish Ministry of Economy and Mr.
Krzysztof Trepczyński, Minister Counsellor and Permanent Representative
of Poland to the WTO, together with Mr. Jacek Curkowski, Chief of the
UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development, inaugurated a training
programme on “Regional Trade-Capacity Building for the Caucasus and
Western CIS” in Warsaw, Poland. The one-week training gathers 24
participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic
of Moldova and Ukraine. They will deliberate how to raise the
competitiveness of the region’s economies, enterprises and products and
services and on how to improve cross-border cooperation and integration
into the multilateral trading system.
Based on a solid analysis of trade challenges and opportunities, the
programme is designed for encouraging systemic trade development along
value chains and seeks to promote growth through capacity-building to
ensure informed and timely trade-related policymaking and to strengthen
institutions/infrastructures that are part of the enabling environment
for effective trade participation.
Faculty for the programme includes – inter alia - high-level
representatives from UNIDO, the Network on Metrology, Accreditation and
Standardization for Developing Countries (DCMAS) as well as from the
private sector. It is funded by the Polish Ministry of Economy.
Training programme "Green
Industry: Transforming the Industry of the Future"
11 - 18 June 2014 | Manama, Bahrain
The UNIDO Institute for
Capacity Development, together with the University of Bahrain and the
UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) / Arab
International Center for Entrepreneurship & Investment (AICEI) in
Bahrain, are jointly organizing a Professional Training on Green
Industry. The Training Programme is open for applicants from Arab
states and givesthem the opportunity to improve industry’s
environmental performance and to implement the concept of “green
industry” in practice.
Summer course "Green Industry:
Pathways Towards the Industry of the Future"
changed course dates: 30 June -
11 July 2014 | Budapest,
successful experiences in 2012 and 2013, the
UNIDO Institute is issuing a new summer
course on “Green
Industry: Pathways Towards the
Industry of the Future”
in 2014. The programme consists of two separate courses: a four-week
online part and a two-week in-residence part, being organized together
with the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary.
Trade Capacity Building Training Programme: Caucasus and Western CIS
| Warsaw, Poland
In February 2014, the
online course for applicants to the regional trade capacity-building
training course for participants
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine
starts. The in-residence part of the
course will be held in Warsaw, Poland, in April 2014.
training, which is supported by the Polish Ministry of Economy, is
targeted at government officials, mid-level trade policy
makers, quality management professionals, mid-level policy makers from
central and regional bodies, representatives of national think tanks,
universities and trade/industry leaders engaged in trade policy and
institution development processes.
training will consist of a preliminary four-week e-learning component
and an eight-day residential course. Among those who successfully pass
the online course, the best-performing 25 participants will be selected
and invited for the in-residence course in Warsaw. Accommodation,
living expenses and travel will be covered by UNIDO.
development of human settlements and the challenges for sustainability
18-19 December 2013 |
the discussions of first seminar held in October, the UNIDO Institute
for Capacity Development supported a two day workshop on The
development of human settlements and the challenges for sustainability.
It was organized in cooperation with the Society for International
Development (SID) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA).
Over 120 students from various Viennese universities participated in
the workshop, including the University of Vienna, the Vienna University
of Economics and Business (WU), the Vienna University of Technology
(TU), MODUL University Vienna, and the University of Life Sciences in
Vienna (BOKU). The workshop involved speakers from UNIDO, SID,
representatives from the Swedish division of Architects without Borders
and universities from Europe and Africa. The workshop comprised
lectures, working group discussions and presentations of research
projects prepared by the students. Furthermore, the participants had
the chance to learn more about the history of the VIC and the other UN
organizations located in the premises by participating in a guided
UNIDO recognizes the importance of securing affordable housing
opportunities, especially in lower and middle income countries, and
that the rapid urbanization process in these locations may aggravate
social, environmental and economic problems in the large urban
centres. Hence, the workshop continued the discussion on current
trends in the urbanisation process and emphasized the importance of
social innovation, energy and transportation planning for a more
sustainable and equitable urban development. The topics of the lectures
were further illustrated by the presentation of housing,
transportation, energy, and architectural projects in African and
Central America countries currently being developed by UNIDO and other
Trade Capacity Building Training Programme
December 2013 | Almaty, Kazakhstan
From 10 to
15 December, the Al Farabi Kazakh National University, under the aegies
of the UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development, organizes a Trade
Capacity Building Training Programme for participants from Kazakhstan.
The training course is based on the learning materials
prepared for the Trade Capacity Building Training Prgramme for policy
makers from Central Asia held by the UNIDO Institute
on Issyk-Kul lake in
Kyrgyzstan in May, 2013.
The training provides participants from public sector and academic
institutions of Kazakhstan with the opportunity to familiarize
themselves with the diverse issues pertaining to the essence of trade
related capacities in promoting sustainable economic development.
Participants are expected to gain a better understanding of economic
integration processes such as the removal of trade barriers or the
harmonization and simplification of procedures and regulations and
explore strategies to improve trade rules, formulate standardization
strategies, reflect on best practices and models for a modern quality
hosts joint UNIDO-ICPE programme on sustainable energy solutions
12 - 19
November 2013 | Ljubljana, Slovenia
professional development programme on sustainable energy solutions,
organized by the UNIDO Institute and the International Center
Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE), is currently taking place in Ljubljana.
eight-day event brings together over 20 participants from different
regions of the world. It will address some of the key issues pertaining
to sustainable energy and will seek to convey an in-depth understanding
of energy policy, technology and financing as planning tools for
developing sustainable energy systems.
The programme features
lecture-based and participatory teaching methods supported by guided
excursions to green enterprises and research centres. It will be
delivered by experts from UNIDO, the Renewable Energy and
Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Fraunhofer Institute, the Slovenian
Ministry of Infrastructure and Spatial Planning, as well as from the
and Industrial Policy in BRICS
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