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Republic of Korea hosts UNIDO industrial policy training course

Seoul, 4  April 2016

KOica photoTwenty four public servants and industrial analysts from two dozen developing countries are taking part in a training course on industrial policy organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

The three-week programme, delivered by UNIDO’s Institute for Capacity Development, is titled “Enhancing industrial policies – diagnosis, strategies and instruments for inclusive and sustainable industrial development”.

The programme was inaugurated by Youn-Soo Lee, Director General, Capacity Development Department, KOICA; together with Ludovico Alcorta, Director, UNIDO Policy, Research and Statistics Department.

“The training course, funded by KOICA, supports policymakers in designing and re-formulating industrial policies for inclusive and sustainable industrial development. It aims to build capacities for industrial policy formulation and analysis and enables participants to acquire a comprehensive overview of the key stages of effective industrial policy development, including industrial performance diagnosis, strategy, and policy instruments to achieve objectives and priorities,” said Alcorta.

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Fifth Summer Course on Green Industry to take place in July 2016

Summer Course 2016The UNIDO Institute Summer Course on Green Industry, organized together with the Central European University in Budapest is approaching its fifth edition. With over 500 alumni from its online and in-residence modules, the course represents one of the Institute’s most renown training activities.

The course consists of a one-month online course, taking place in March/April 2016, and a two-week residential course in Budapest, from 11 – 22 July 2016. For more information, please consider the information flyer above.

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Sustainable industry training programme opens in Bahrain

Manama, 24 November 2015

A training course on green industry and sustainable energy solutions, organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), opened today in the capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The eight-day regional training programme entitled “Green industry: Towards inclusive and sustainable development” is conducted together with the University of Bahrain and supported by the Supreme Council for Environment of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

It focuses on green technology and financing as tools used for developing sustainable systems in the region. Continue reading

Launch of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit

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UNIDO Director General LI Yong at the global announcement of GMIS.

On 1 September 2015, the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS) was launched in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. GMIS is an initiative created by UNIDO together with the Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates and in collaboration with the Global Agenda Council for the Future of Manufacturing of the World Economic Forum.

It aims at setting a global agenda for the debate of inclusive and sustainable industrialization by bringing together key stakeholders from government, industry and civil society. Currently, there is no such global manufacturing forum and therefore, GMIS is expected to set the future manufacturing agenda while advocating for the importance of the sector worldwide. Continue reading