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Fourth ISID Forum

Vienna, Austria, 30 November 2015 - 1 December 2015

Lima Declaration December 2013
First Forum 23-24 June 2014
Second Forum 4-5 November 2014
Third Forum 14 July 2015
Fourth Forum 30 November 2015
Fifth Forum 14-15 November 2016

Fourth ISID Forum, Vienna, Austria, 30 Nov 2015 - 1 Dec 2015

Partnerships: Moving Sustainable Development Goal 9 into action
From left to right: Tidiane Boye, Team Leader for PCP Senegal, UNIDO; Mountaga Sy, Director General of the Investment Promotion and Major Works Agency (APIX); Dejene Tezera, Team Leader for PCP Ethiopia, UNIDO; Modienne Guisse, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Industry and Mining, Senegal; LI Yong, Director General UNIDO; Mebrahtu Meles, State Minister of Industry, Ethiopia; Todd Benjamin, CNN International; Piero Ghezzi Solis, Minister of Production, Peru; Petra Schwager, Team Leader for PCP Peru, UNIDO

The fourth ISID forum took place as part of the 16th session of the UNIDO General Conference, from 30 November to 1 December in Vienna. The Forum discussed how UNIDO can contribute to advancing industry, infrastructure and innovation in the context of Sustainable Development Goal 9, "Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation".

Topic of discussion

How can UNIDO contribute to advancing industry, infrastructure and innovation?

Investments in infrastructure are key to achieving sustainable development. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes require investment in infrastructure. Inclusive and sustainable industrial development on the other hand is the primary source of income generation. It allows for rapid and sustained increases in living standards for all people, and provides technological solutions to environmental challenges. Without infrastructure, technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.

UNIDO's traditional services to Member States have focused on capacity-building and technology transfer, since the organization does not have the financial capacity to support infrastructure investments. As part of the new partnership approach, UNIDO partners with various financial institutions to mobilize the large-scale financing needed for infrastructure development related to industrial activities. As such, UNIDO can make a stronger contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Agenda.


The first day consisted of a high-level panel discussion focusing on the potential of multi-stakeholder partnerships for creating linkages and synergies between investment in infrastructure, industrial development and innovation.

The second day presented the early achievements of the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) in Ethiopia and Senegal. It also announced the expansion of the PCP to Peru which aims to support the implementation of the Government’s National Plan for Productive Diversification.


The Fourth ISID Forum of UNIDO was held from Monday, 30 November 2015 to Tuesday 1 December 2015, at the Vienna International Centre (Wagramer Strasse 5, Vienna, Austria), M building, first floor, plenary hall.

Key speakers

Li Yong
Mr. LI Yong
Director General, UNIDO

Participation in the fourth ISID Forum consisted primarily of government delegations participating in the UNIDO Least Developed Countries Ministerial Conference, the UNIDO General Conference, and the UNIDO Donor Meeting. The Forum invited a limited number of speakers and panellists, including from PCP pilot countries.

30 November 2015

Moono Mupotola
Ms. Moono Mupotola
Director, NEPAD, Regional Integration & Trade, African Development Bank
Mr. Wu Hongbo
Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Ms. Heike Rüttgers
Ms. Heike Rüttgers
Head of Division, European Investment Bank
Pavel Kabat
Mr. Pavel Kabat
Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Martin Ledolter
Mr. Martin Ledolter
Managing Director, Austrian Development Agency
Philippe Scholtès
Mr. Philippe Scholtès
Managing Director, UNIDO

1 December 2015

Mebrahtu Meles
Mr. Mebrahtu Meles
State Minister of Industry, Ethiopia
Modienne Guisse
Mr. Modienne Guisse
Vice-Minister, Ministry of Industry and Mining, Senegal
Dejene Tezera
Mr. Dejene Tezera
Team Leader for PCP Ethiopia, UNIDO
Tidiane Boye
Mr. Tidiane Boye
Team Leader for PCP Senegal, UNIDO
Piero Ghezzi Solis
H.E. Mr. Piero Ghezzi Solis
Minister of Production, Peru
Andreas von Wedemeyer Knigge
Mr. Andreas von Wedemeyer Knigge
President, National Society for Industry, Peru
Johannes Dobinger
Mr. Johannes Dobinger
Representative, UNIDO Regional Office, Colombia
Petra Schwager
Ms. Petra Schwager
Team Leader for PCP Peru, UNIDO


Todd Benjamin
Mr. Todd Benjamin
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