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Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) industrial diagnostic study validated by Rwandan stakeholders

Rwanda’s Ministry Of Trade and Industry acknowledged the relevance of the UNIDO industrial diagnostic study for the on-going drafting of a new, national industrial policy

An industrial diagnostic study carried out by experts from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has been validated by Rwanda’s Permanent Secretary the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Yves Bernard Ningabire, and other relevant Rwandan stakeholders, paving the way for the formulation of a Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) Rwanda.…

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Japan, Hitachi Construction Machinery and UNIDO to train construction equipment operators in Zambia

The four-year project will align industrial skills development to the needs of the industry and the labour market, ultimately fostering productive youth employment

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Government of Japan, the Government of Zambia, and Hitachi Construction Machinery company are joining forces to address the growing demand for skilled construction equipment operators in Zambia’s construction and mining industries. With the shift in Zambian economy towards more capital- and skill-intensive…

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Strengthening Africa's pharmaceutical industry: learning the lessons from COVID-19

Participants acknowledged the need to expedite and support local production of pharmaceuticals and the health industry in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted Africa´s vulnerability due to its reliance on imports for most vaccines, medicines and other health product needs. The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) estimates that Africa imports about 94% of its pharmaceutical and medicinal needs from outside the continent at an annual cost of…

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UNIDO DG delivers key speech at the Ministerial Session of the African Union Commission’s Specialized Technical Committee for Trade, Industry and Minerals

Under the leadership of the AUC, UNIDO and other partners have initiated a collaborative study on the mapping of regional value chains

UNIDO Director General LI Yong delivered a speech at the Ministerial Session of the Third Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee of Trade, Industry and Minerals, which was organized virtually by the African Union Commission’s Department of Economic Development, Trade, Industry and Mining. “UNIDO is a key partner in the…

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Partnership to help reduce South Africa's beverage industry footprint

The NCPC-SA will provide support and technical solutions to companies in the South African beverages sector, focusing on resource efficiency and cleaner production

The National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC-SA) has concluded a formal partnership with membership-based industry organization, the Beverage Association of South Africa (BevSA). The NCPC-SA will provide support and technical solutions to companies in the South African beverages sector, focusing on resource efficiency and cleaner production, as well as sustainable production and consumption approaches.…

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Egypt: “From Cotton Seeds to Clothing Project” to Launch ZDHC Training on Introducing Chemical Management and Top 10 issues & Best Practices

Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) academy is a globally-renowned program supporting the management and implementation of safer and more transparent, preventive and integrated approaches to chemical discharge practices

 In the framework of its “From Cotton Seeds to Clothing” project, funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, UNIDO Egypt will implement, in coordination with the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry, a two-day training workshop on Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC), in collaboration with the relevant Export…

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The Ministry of Trade and Industry, UNIDO to launch Youth Employment Project in Luxor

The project targets the agribusiness, renewable energy, building and construction, creative industries, telecommunications, information technology and waste management sectors

The Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Luxor Governorate plan to announce on Thursday the launch of their joint project “Youth Employment for Socio-Economic Stability in Upper Egypt” which will be implemented jointly with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in cooperation with the Japanese government. “The…

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On visit to Rwanda, UNIDO Director General meets President Kagame, signs country programme agreement

During his two-day official visit to Rwanda which ended today, LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), was received by President Paul Kagame. They discussed UNIDO’s ongoing technical assistance to Rwanda and ways to further advance the country on the path of inclusive and…