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Call for applications: Industrial Policy for Policymakers from SADC countries

3-7 September 2018 | Johannesburg, South Africa

The second edition of the Industrial Policy for Policy Makers (IPPM) training programme will be taking place in September 2018, and will be held alongside the annual African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE). This year’s theme for IPPM is: Structural Change, Innovation and Industrial Development.

The programme is open for policymakers from SADC countries. It is a partnership between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), APORDE, the South African Department of Trade and Industry, and Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS). It is aimed at senior government officials from across SADC and will be held in Johannesburg (South Africa) from 3 to 7 September 2018. 

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Capacity development on industry 4.0 in Vietnam

5 June 2018 | Hanoi, Vietnam

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in collaboration with the Industry Agency at Viet Nam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), has organized a one-day executive seminar on Industry 4.0. It was followed by a three-day workshop.

The seminar, bringing together over 20 high-level policymakers from the different ministries and departments engaged in implementing Viet Nam’s industrial policy, provided a brief overview of current policy options vis-à-vis Industry 4.0. It featured case studies from a range of countries, zooming in on current initiatives in South Korea and South Africa in particular.

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Call for applications – EQuIP Training of Trainers

16 – 27 July 2018 | Bonn, Germany

UNIDO and GIZ joined forces to develop the Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policies (EQuIP) Toolkit which supports countries to develop goal-oriented, evidence-based and context-appropriate industrial policies. The ultimate aim of EQuIP is to build the capacities of government officials and other stakeholders to confidently design effective industrial policies autonomously. EQuIP focuses on transferring an intuitive method for industrial policy design and the analysis of industrial performance (across social, economic and environmental dimensions).

As a result of the growing demand for EQuIP around the world, GIZ and UNIDO are organizing a prestigious EQuIP Training of Trainers. It aims at expanding the pool of qualified policy and development practitioners who can use this transformative methodology to strengthen governmental’ industrial policy capabilities.

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Working level training course on sub-sectoral industrial analysis and strategy for policymakers from Viet Nam

16 – 19 January 2018 | Hoah Binh, Viet Nam

As part of the ongoing project “Support to the Government of Viet Nam in the formulation of sub-sector industrial strategy and of the related implementation policy through institutional capacity building”, a training course for mid-level policymakers from several relevant Ministries and Departments in Vietnam was organized on the topic of evidence-based industrial policymaking. The course took place from 16-19 January in Hoa Binh province and was titled “Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policy in Viet Nam”.

The programme gathered over 15 policymakers from different Ministries and Departments engaged in implementing Viet Nam’s industrial policy. It conveyed to them some of the basic principles and methodologies of evidence-based industrial policymaking, particularly in regard to sub-sectoral analysis. The underlying methodology, known as the Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policy (EQuIP) Toolkit provides a comprehensive set of instruments to analyse industrial data, interpret it and develop dynamic industrial policies. EQuIP was developed by UNIDO in cooperation with the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GiZ).

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