UNIDO Technical Cooperation Projects and Partnerships with South-South Cooperation Modalities

South-South and Triangular Cooperation within UNIDO is a cross cutting issue that transcends a variety of departments and projects. The following are examples of UNIDO projects that feature cooperation and partnerships with a South to South to North focus. The following projects span across the areas of technology transfer, rural renewable energy and agro-business development.

China: Bamboo skills development, production and demonstration centre

To help accelerating the pace of economic growth and poverty alleviation in China through the promotion of employment and income generating activities in the SME sector through the implementation of the Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion Program…

East Timor: Bamboo skills development, production and demonstration centre

Bamboo grows widely in Timor-Leste and can be used for a multitude of purposes. The bamboo processing industry is an example of further development in this industry in Timor-Leste; it contributes to creating employment and improving the standard of living of the population…

West Africa: Employment for youth

The Mano River Union (MRU) countries – Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been hampered by decades of political conflicts, thus denying an entire generation of young men and women access to education and occupational training. Studies made by the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) show that without access to decent jobs and means to fulfill their aspirations, youth risk fuelling conflict, especially within border communities. In this context, finding solutions to youth employment…

Zambia: Renewable Energy Based Electricity Generation for Isolated Mini-Grids

Zambia is facing significant energy challenges due to the lack of extensive national grid coverage. The biggest challenge is to be faced in rural areas, where only 3% of the population is connected to the national power grid and where the supply of power is predominately serviced by diesel generators.