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UNIDO Seminar "Partner for Prosperity" on 18 December, 2015

UNIDO Seminar "Partner for Prosperity" on 18 December, 2015

The UNIDO Seminar “Partner for Prosperity” will be held on Friday, 18 December 2015 at the United Nations University in Tokyo.

UNIDO publishes “Industrial Development Report (IDR)” on the occasion of UNIDO General Conference every two years. In December 2015, UNIDO General Conference is held at HQs in Vienna, and as the first launch seminar of IDR 2016 outside Austria, the UNIDO Seminar will take place in Tokyo in December 2015.

The seminar is composed of two parts. Session I will focus on the highlights of IDR 2016. UNIDO official and author of the report from UNU-MERIT will present the analyses of IDR 2016, followed by panel session represented by experts from research institutes and academia. The roles of technology and innovation to be played in the context of inclusive and sustainable industrial development are discussed.

Session II will present activities of investment and technology promotion from Japan to developing countries. Out of recent activities implemented by UNIDO ITPO Tokyo, investment promotion delegates (Bangladesh, Ghana, Lao PDR, Senegal, Zambia) and Africa investment promotion advisor (Mozambique) will report their outcomes of their activities and water technology business mission to India will also be presented.

Outline of the UNIDO Seminar

Date/Time 18 December 2015 (Friday), 13:30 – 18:00 (Registration: 13:00)
Venue United Nations University HQs, Tokyo, 5F, Elizabeth Rose Hall
5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, JAPAN

Organizer United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Co-organizer United Nations University (UNU);
UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) Tokyo
Supporter Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA);
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Language English & Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)


13:30 Opening Remarks
– Dr. David Malone, Rector, United Nations University (UNU); Under-Secretary-General, United Nations
13:35 Welcome Remarks
– Mr. Michio Daito, Director, Technical Cooperation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
– 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
13:45 “The IDR 2016 findings in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”
– Dr. Taizo Nishikawa, Deputy to the Director General, UNIDO
14:05 “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)
14:25 “The role of technology and innovation in inclusive and sustainable industrial development”
– Mr. Ludovico Alcorta, Director, Research, Statistics and Industrial Policy Branch, UNIDO
14:45 Panel Discussion 1 : IDR 2016
Chairperson: Mr. Ludovico Alcorta, Director, Research, Statistics and Industrial Policy Branch, UNIDO
– Dr. Akio Hosono, Senior Research Advisor, JICA Research Institute
– Dr. Takahiro Fukunishi, Director, Africa Studies Group, Institute of Developing Economies – Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO-IDE)
– Dr. Shigeru Otsubo, Director, Economic Development Policy & Management Program, Graduate School of International Development (GSID), Nagoya University
– Dr. Nicola Cantore, Industrial Research Officer, Research, Statistics and Industrial Policy Branch, UNIDO

16:05 Coffee break

  SESSION II : UNIDO’s Activities and Programmes
16:20 “SDG and investment promotion”
– Dr. Taizo Nishikawa, Deputy to the Director General, UNIDO
16:30 “UNIDO activities in cooperation with Japan”
– Mr. Takeshi Furutani, Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
16:45 Panel Discussion 2 : Promotion of Japanese Investment and Technology through UNIDO
Moderator: Mr. Ferda Gelegen, Deputy Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
“Results and Outcomes Obtained from UNIDO ITPO Tokyo Delegate Programme”
– Bangladesh: Mr. Jalalul Hai, Chairman and CEO, Haison International
– Ghana: Mr. Abdul-Mumin Zakaria, Senior Investment Promotion Officer, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)
– Lao PDR: Mr. Phanomkone Dararassamy, Deputy Chief Executive Director, Savan-SENO Special Economic Zone Authority (SEZA)
– Senegal: Ms. Adama Ndiaye Gueye, Business Line Manager, Investment Promotion and Major Project (APIX)
– Zambia: Mr. Francis C. Chikonde, Executive Assistant to the Director General, Zambia Development Agency (ZDA)
17:35 Panel Discussion 3 : Technology Transfer in Developing Countries: Private Sector Point of View
Moderator: Mr. Ferda Gelegen, Deputy Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
“Business Mission to Mozambique: Industry & Technology in Fishery/Aqua-culture”
– Mr. Nandio Durao, Investment Promotion Advisor in Mozambique, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
– Ms. Maki Imazu, Programme Officer, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
“Water Business Mission to India”
– Mr. Noriyasu Kamioki, Leader, Asia Co-Evolution Center/ Convention Business Center, Japan Management Association (JMA)
– Ms. Yoshie Fujiyama, Associate Expert, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo

18:10 Reception (2F)


UNIDO ITPO Tokyo(Murakami, Shigematsu)