ISID Timeline

14-15 November 2016
Fifth ISID Forum
30 November 2015
Fourth ISID Forum
14 July 2015
Third ISID Forum
20 April 2015
Official launch of PCP Senegal
February 2015
Government of Senegal officially approves PCP document
December 2014
Government of Ethiopia officially approves PCP document
4-5 November 2014
Second ISID Forum
23-24 June 2014
First ISID Forum
20 December 2013
Lima Declaration

Fifth ISID Forum

Dakar, Senegal, 14-15 November 2016

5th ISID Forum

Promoting the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) model and industrial investment in Africa
Dakar, Senegal, 14-15 Nov 2016

The fifth ISID Forum, co-organized by UNIDO and the Government of Senegal, took place in Dakar, Senegal, on 14 and 15 November.

The Forum presented the experience and results of PCP implementation in pilot countries − Ethiopia, Peru and Senegal − to sensitize African countries to the principles of inclusive and sustainable industrial development. The Forum also discussed some of the challenges impeding Africa’s industrialization and highlighted the importance of regional integration. In this regard, the Forum presented an Action Plan for the replication and dissemination of the PCP model across West Africa.

Topics of discussion

  1. Importance of regional integration for inclusive and sustainable industrialization in Africa.

  2. Regional financing solutions for industrial projects and infrastructure development.


The first day consisted of a high-level discussion focusing on issues related to regional inclusive and sustainable industrial development, building on experiences gained from the implementation of pilot PCPs. It also presented an action plan for the replication of the PCP model across West Africa.

The second day provided a platform for business-to-business (B2B) and business- to-government (B2G) meetings and featured an exhibition of industrial products. A visit to the integrated industrial park of Diamniadio, one of the flagship industrial projects of the Government of Senegal, was also organized.


Around 400 participants attended the forum, including high-level representatives from African governments, international and regional financial institutions, technical and financial development partners, and the private sector.



The Forum took place at the King Fahd Hotel (Pointe des Almadies, 8181 Dakar).

More ISID Events

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