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Capacity building programme on sustainable energy solutions in Groningen

Groningen, the Netherlands | 15 November 2017

The UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development, in collaboration with the Energy Academy Europe (EAE) / New Energy Coalition today launched the second edition of its joint training programme on Sustainable Energy Solutions in Groningen, the Netherlands.

25 policymakers and ministerial officers from developing countries including Egypt, India, Mongolia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Ukraine, are attending the eight-day training programme, which aims to enhance their understanding of innovative energy solutions.

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Training on Gender and Industrial Development in Bahrain

25 October 2017 | Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Today, the UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development and the UNIDO Office for Gender Equality and Empowerment opened the pilot course on gender and Industrial Development in the capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The course is organized in cooperation with the UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) / Arab International Center for Entrepreneurship & Investment (AICEI) and supported by the Government of Finland and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa.

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Training course on Green Industrial Development

3 – 7 December 2017 | Manama, Bahrain

The UNIDO Institute, in close cooperation with the UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) / Arab International Center for Entrepreneurship & Investment (AICEI) in Bahrain, with generous suppor by the Supreme Council for the Environment of Bahrain is organizing a training course on green industrial development for policymakers from Arab and African countries.

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The 5-day intensive course offers a dynamic mix of lecture-based and participatory teaching methods. The course is targeted at mid- to high-level policymakers from Ministries of Industry, Economy and similar, from African and Arab countries. The number of participants for the training course is limited to 25 persons.

Seminars and group discussions will foster intense debates on case studies while peer reviews and unique exercises will increase participants’ skills and effectiveness in designing and implementing policies, strategies and projects related to sustainable industrial development.

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Global Political Economy of Sustainable Development

April 2018 | Vienna, Austria

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The University of Vienna in cooperation with the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is launching a new postgraduate Master Program on “Global Political Economy of Sustainable Development”.

The starting date has been postponed to April 2018. The new application deadline is on 31 January 2018.

The interdisciplinary Master Program aims at imparting policy-oriented knowledge and applied methods for design of sustainability policies on national and international level. The program has an interdisciplinary orientation and is based on a plural understanding of scientific approaches with respect to globalization and sustainability.

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Exploring the future of global value chains

18 – 19 September 2017 | Kiel, Germany

How can we make the most out of the digital age for developing more inclusive and sustainable global value chains (GVCs)? This will be one of the key questions addressed at a conference to be organized by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel), the Kiel Centre for Globalization (KCG) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) from 18-19 September in Kiel, Germany.

Over the past two decades, GVCs have created new opportunities for developing and emerging countries to increase their participation in global markets and diversify their economies. But while GVCs have helped many developing nations to grow their economies, some countries and their small- and medium-sized enterprises and workers are still being left out.

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