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UNIDO Seminar "Partner for Prosperity"

UNIDO Seminar "Partner for Prosperity"

On 18 December 2015, UNIDO Seminar “Partner for Prosperity” was held at United Nations University (UNU) HQ at Tokyo. The seminar was divided into two sessions, highlighting the contents of the Industrial Development Report (IDR) 2016 recently published at UNIDO HQ in Session I and focusing on the UNIDO’s concrete programmes and activities in the field of investment and technology promotion particularly with Japan in Session II.

Presentations of speakers are found at the bottom of this page (Please scroll down).

Opening remarks

Malone Dr. David Malone
 Rector, United Nations University (UNU);
   Under-Secretary-General, United Nations

Welcome remarks

Daito Mr. Michio Daito
 Director, Technical Cooperation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation
   Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)


Nishino Mr. Shuichi Nishino
 Principal Deputy Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division,
   International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)


SESSION I : UNIDO’s Industrial Development Report (IDR) 2016

NIshikawa   “The IDR 2016 findings in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable
   Dr. Taizo Nishikawa
   Deputy to the Director General, UNIDO

Verspagen   “Analytical findings of UNIDO Industrial Development Report (IDR) 2016”
   Dr. Bart Verspagen
   Director, United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research
   Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT)

Alcorta   “The role of technology and innovation in inclusive and sustainable industrial
   Mr. Ludovico Alcorta
   Director, Research, Statistics and Industrial Policy Branch, UNIDO

Panel Discussion 1 : IDR 2016
Alcorta Chairperson:
   Mr. Ludovico Alcorta
   Director, Research, Statistics and Industrial Policy Branch, UNIDO

   Dr. Akio Hosono
   Senior Research Advisor, JICA Research Institute

Fukunishi   Dr. Takahiro Fukunishi
   Director, Africa Studies Group, Institute of Developing Economies –
   Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO-IDE)



Otsubo   Dr. Shigeru Otsubo
   Director, Economic Development Policy & Management Program,
   Graduate School of International Development (GSID), Nagoya University



Cantore   Dr. Nicola Cantore
   Industrial Research Officer,
   Research, Statistics and Industrial Policy Branch, UNIDO


SESSION II : UNIDO’s Activities and Programmes

NIshikawa   “SDGs and Investment Promotion”
   Dr. Taizo Nishikawa
   Deputy to the Director General, UNIDO

Furutani   “UNIDO activities in cooperation with Japan”
   Mr. Takeshi Furutani
   Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo

Panel Discussion 2 : Promotion of Japanese Investment and Technology through UNIDO

   Mr. Ferda Gelegen
   Deputy Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo


“Results and Outcomes Obtained from UNIDO ITPO Tokyo Delegate Programme”

Hai    Bangladesh
   Mr. Jalalul Hai, Chairman and CEO, Haison International  

Zakaria   Ghana
   Mr. Abdul-Mumin Zakaria, Senior Investment Promotion Officer,
   Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)
Dararassamy   Lao PDR
   Mr. Phanomkone Dararassamy, Deputy Chief Executive Director,
   Savan-SENO Special Economic Zone Authority (SEZA)
Gueye   Senegal
   Ms. Adama Ndiaye Gueye, Business Line Manager,
   Investment Promotion and Major Project (APIX)
Chikonde   Zambia
   Mr. Francis C. Chikonde, Executive Assistant to the Director General,
   Zambia Development Agency (ZDA)

Panel Discussion 3 : Technology Transfer in Developing Countries: Private Sector Point of View

   Mr. Ferda Gelegen, Deputy Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo

“Business Mission to Mozambique: Industry & Technology in Fishery/Aqua-culture”

Imazu Durao   Mr. Nandio Durao
   Investment Promotion Advisor in Mozambique, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
   Ms. Maki Imazu
   Programme Officer, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo


“Water Business Mission to India”

Kamioki Fujiyama   Mr. Noriyasu Kamioki
   Leader, Asia Co-Evolution Center/ Convention Business Center,
   Japan Management Association (JMA)
   Ms. Yoshie Fujiyama
   Associate Expert, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo

Murakami   Mr. Hideki Murakami
   Deputy Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo

Seminar overview  

Date/Time:    18 December 2015 (Friday), 13:30 – 18:00 (Registration: 13:00)
Venue:            United Nations University HQs, Tokyo, 5F, Elizabeth Rose Hall
Organizer:      United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Co-organizer: United Nations University (UNU),
                         UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office, Tokyo (UNIDO ITPO Tokyo)
Supporter:      Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Language:       English & Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)

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