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Networks, platforms and partnerships with South-South cooperation focus

Various existing platforms and networks within the UNIDO framework offer a number of key facilitators for South-South and Triangular Cooperation. These enhance the possibilities for South-South cooperation activities and further already existing partnerships. The following are some of the networks and platforms across the range of UNIDO mandated areas which promote development utilizing the ideology behind South-South cooperation.

Industrial Knowledge Bank (IKB)

The Industrial Knowledge Bank (IKB)/ Banco de Conocimiento Industrial (BCI) is an innovative mechanism of tripartite cooperation to exchange knowledge and expertise in the area of industrial development. The mechanism operates through the provision of free hours of technical assistance and consultancy services by countries of the region in accordance with specific terms of reference agreed between the country requesting and the country offering the technical assistance and UNIDO...

Networks for Prosperity (N4P)

The Networks for Prosperity initiative focuses on creating a global management system for the development of the private sector. The system aims to enhance the United Nations’ knowledge capabilities in the field of private sector development (PSD) by improving its institutional readiness to deliver policy advice, build institutions’ capacities and implement pilot projects...

UNIDO-Hewlett-Packard (HP) Global Partnership Programme

UNIDO has been partnering with Hewlett Packard (HP), one of the world’s largest technology companies, to implement a global programme for entrepreneurship and IT education. Together, UNIDO and HP equip aspiring and existing entrepreneurs in developing countries with hands-on business and IT skills to start, run and grow their enterprises...

Supplier and Partnership Exchange (SPX)

UNIDO has established Subcontracting and Partnership Exchanges (SPXs) with the objective of helping local enterprises to successfully meet the challenges of globalization and to take advantage of the emerging opportunities that evolve from industrial subcontracting, outsourcing and supply chain opportunities...

The African Agribusiness and Agro-industry Development Initiative (3ADI)

The 3ADI highlights the critical role of agribusinesses and agro-industries in the process of economic development, food security and sustainable reduction of poverty and hunger especially for the world’s poorest countries...