UNIDO Seminar was successfully held on 11 April 2017, taking opportunity of UNIDO Director General’s visit to Japan featuring Japan-UNIDO Multi-stakeholder Cooperation Dialogue “An effective partnership for shared prosperity”.
Since 2015, UNIDO has been conducting regular public-private dialogues to strengthen the cooperation with Japanese stakeholders of different sectors. On this occasion, UNIDO organized the open seminar to disseminate the discussions widely to the public.
The UNIDO seminar was divided into two sessions: in the first Session I “UNIDO’s Cooperation with Japan”, the activities implemented at UNIDO HQs in Vienna and UNIDO field offices around the world were mainly highlighted, whereas in the second Session II “UNIDO’s Investment and Technology Promotion Activities” the programmes of UNIDO ITPO Tokyo were mainly presented. A variety of stakeholders ranging from UNIDO officials and private sector representatives to public organizations, municipalities and diplomatic corps participated in the event as presenters. The speakers explained about their respective cooperative activities with UNIDO with concrete case examples and the ideas on the future collaboration were shared and discussed.
The seminar was attended by more than 120 participants from Japanese public and business sectors as well as embassies in Tokyo, providing an interactive platform to exchange views and opinions on possible modes of collaboration with UNIDO from varied perspectives. UNIDO will continue to organize such events to foster the dialogues among Japanese stakeholders.
Mr. Fumito Miyake, Minister-Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna
Mr. Michio Daito, Director, Technical Cooperation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Key Note Speech
Mr. LI Yong, Director General,
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Panel Sessions / Introduction
Moderator: Mr. Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, Deputy to the Director General, UNIDO
Session I: UNIDO’s Cooperation with Japan
Mr. Takeshi Nagasawa, Senior Programme Management Expert, Climate Policy and Networks Division, Department of Energy, UNIDO
Mr. Kenichi Hirotsu, General Manager, Power Systems R&D Center, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
H.E. Mr. Estifanos Afeworki, Dean of ADC and Ambassador of the State of Eritrea to Japan
Mr. Yutaka Ichihashi, Managing Director, Nomura Kohsan Co., Ltd.
Mr. Yuji Aoyagi, Executive Director of International Environment Strategies Department, City of Kitakyushu
Mr. Shigeru Aoyama, Director/General Manager, Fire Protection Sales Department, Tohatsu Corporation
Session II: UNIDO’s Investment and Technology Promotion Activities
Mr. Ferda Gelegen, Deputy Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
Ms. Maylem Rivero, Economic and Commercial Counsellor, the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Japan
Mr. Takeo Kanazawa, Senior Advisor, International Business Development Dept., Mayekawa MFG. Co., Ltd.
Mr. Atsushi Miura, Deputy Mayor, Kawasaki City
Ms. Sachiko Yoshimura, Director-General (Industry & Business Development Support), Business Development Support Department, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Mr. Masakatsu Komori, Deputy Director General, Africa Department, Japan International Cooperation
Moderated by: Mr. Hideki Murakami, Deputy Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
Outline of the UNIDO Seminar
UNIDO Seminar Japan-UNIDO Multi-stakeholder Cooperation Dialogue
“An effective partnership for shared prosperity”
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 / 14:30 – 17:30
Venue: Elizabeth Rose Hall, 5F, United Nations University
Organizer: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Supporters: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA),
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Language: English & Japanese (Simultaneous Interpretation)