Southern Africa Regional Office

The UNIDO Regional Office in South Africa, based in Pretoria covers the UNIDO programme in South Africa and countries of coverage (e.g. Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Angola, Zimbabwe, and Malawi).

The overall objectives of the office are:

(i) monitoring the substantive activities and resources of the UNIDO programmes/projects in the countries of coverage as well as leading the delivery of high-level technical cooperation services based on identified needs, priorities and demands in the countries, within the framework of the UNIDO mandate.

(ii) strengthening dialogue with governments, the private sector, UN organizations, bilateral and international assistance providers, including Development Finance Institutions and Regional Commissions, to coordinate and mobilize resources for programmes and projects.

(iii) leading the UNIDO programmes in the specific areas of UNIDO competencies.

(iv) providing representational, programme leadership, resources mobilization and management functions for industrial information/knowledge in the country.

(iv) ensuring the engagement of UNIDO in UN common country planning, programming, funding, monitoring and evaluation activities and to actively contribute to the establishment of the CCA/UNDAF and the consequent joint implementation activities.

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