The Professional Programme is targeted at government officials, industry leaders, middle level policymakers, professionals and representatives of think tanks and NGOs.
The programme seeks to promote sustainable industrial growth through capacity building to ensure informed and timely policymaking and to strengthen institutions/infrastructures that are part of the enabling environment for effective industrial development.
Professional Programmes consist of two courses (modules): a preliminary, online, distance-learning component and an in-residence part. The inclusion of an e-learning component allows both for a more careful selection of participants for the face to face part while enhancing the over-all impact of the training process.
Past Professional Programmes
Training on Gender and Industrial Development
25 October 2017 | Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
The UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development and the UNIDO Office for Gender Equality and Empowerment organized the pilot course on gender and Industrial Development. 28 government officials and private sector representatives from 24 countries in Africa and the Arab region have gathered together to reflect on the terms under which women have been included in the industrialization process across regions and learn tools to effective design policies and strategies to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development.
Professional training on evidence-based industrial policy
October 2016 – May 2017 | Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi
From October 2016 – May 2017 the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) conducted a series of training courses together with the Industrial Affairs Agency for employees from different Ministries and entities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Sustainable Energy Solutions 2016
30 November – 7 December | Groningen, the Netherlands
Organized in cooperation with the Energy Academy Europe, this programme introduced some 25 policymakers and ministerial officers from developing countries to core concepts of innovative energy solutions.
Enhancing Industrial Policies: Diagnosis, Strategies and Instruments for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development
4 – 22 April 2016 | Seoul, Republic of Korea
From 4 – 22 April 2016, twenty four public servants and industrial analysts from two dozen developing countries were 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).
Green Industry: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Development
24 November – 1 December 2015 | Bahrain
Hosted by the University of Bahrain and with support from the Supreme Council for Environment of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the UNIDO Institute, in cooperation with UNIDO ITPO Bahrain, organized a professional programme on green industry and sustainable energy solutions in Manama, Bahrain.
EQuIP: Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policies
1 – 12 March 2015 | Manama, Bahrain
The 10-day programme, organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in collaboration with the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO)/Arab International Center for Entrepreneurship & Investment (AICEI), gathered a well selected group of 22 public servants and industrial analysts from 21 developing countries. It supported policymakers to formulate and design evidence-based policy strategies for inclusive and sustainable industrial development.
Professional Capacity Development Programme: Sustainable Energy Solutions – Technologies, Trends and Policy Options
Ljubljana, Slovenia | 18 – 26 November 2014
The eight-day event, organized together with the International Center for Promotion of Businesses, brought together 25 participants from all over the world. It addressed some of the key issues pertaining to sustainable energy and conveyed an in-depth understanding of energy policy, technology and financing as planning tools for developing sustainable energy systems.
Regional Training Programme: Green Industry – Transforming the Industry of the Future
11 – 18 June 2014 | Manama, Bahrain
The eight-day regional training programme, that has been conducted together with the University of Bahrain, focused on green technology and financing as tools used for developing sustainable systems in the region.
Regional Trade Capacity Building Training Programme: Caucasus and Western CIS
9 – 16 April 2014 | Warsaw, Poland
The one-week training gathered participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine who deliberated 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.
Professional Programme: Sustainable Energy Solutions
12 – 19 November 2013 | Ljubljana, Slovenia
The programme on sustainable energy solutions, organized in cooperation with the International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE), in Ljubljana, Slovenia, addressed some of the key issues pertaining to sustainable energy and sought to convey an in-depth understanding of energy policy, technology and financing as planning tools for developing sustainable energy systems.
Regional Trade Capacity Building Training Programme: Central Asia
8 – 15 May 2013 | Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
This Programme provided policy makers from Central Asian countries with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the diverse issues pertaining to the essence of trade related capacities in promoting sustainable economic development.
Enhancing Industrial Competitiveness: Professional Programme for Policy Makers from Vietnam
23 – 27 April 2012 | Vienna, Austria
During this Programme Vietnamese policymakers from different Ministries were introduced to UNIDO’s methodologies and practices designed for the advancement of industrial competitiveness.