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UNIDO 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.
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Summer course "Green Industry: Pathways Towards the Industry of the Future"
changed course dates: 30 June - 11 July 2014Budapest, Hungary

Following the 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.

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Regional Trade Capacity Building Training Programme: Caucasus and Western CIS
April 2014 | Warsaw, Poland

In February 2014, the online course for applicants to the regional trade capacity-building training course for participants from Armenia, 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.

The 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.

The 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.

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The development of human settlements and the challenges for sustainability
18-19 December 2013 | Vienna, Austria

Continuing 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 tour.

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 international institutions



Trade Capacity Building Training Programme
10-15 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 infrastructure.



Slovenia hosts joint UNIDO-ICPE programme on sustainable energy solutions

12 - 19 November 2013 | Ljubljana, Slovenia

A professional development programme on sustainable energy solutions, organized by the UNIDO Institute and the International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE), is currently taking place in Ljubljana.

The 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 Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Fraunhofer Institute, the Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure and Spatial Planning, as well as from the private sector.


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