The international community has recognized that poverty eradication is the all-important global goal to be achieved within the next generation. This can only be achieved through strong, inclusive, sustainable and resilient economic and industrial growth, and the effective integration of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. In this context, UNIDO focuses on achieving inclusive and sustainable industrial development, to allow every country to achieve a higher level of industrialization, and to benefit from the globalization of markets for industrial goods and services... More

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Scouting mission on Nigerian tanning and leather sector

Abuja / Sokoto State. 16/21 July 2016. Following the official visit to Italy, in February 2016, of an high-level institutional delegation of the Sokoto, State located in the north-west of Nigeria, UNIDO ITPO Italy participated in a mission aimed at evaluating the potential of the local tanning and leather sector and the opportunities for establishing synergies with Italian companies.

The mission was ...More

Visit to an old industrial tannery currently inactive
Curing treatment of hides and skins (through salting process)
Group photo with the staff of the Leather Research Institute’s Sokoto Branch
Artisanal tannery in the center of Sokoto City
Artisanal tanned skins, ready for the realization of finished products
Selection and conservation procedures for skins in the facility of one of the major dealers of Sokoto State
Raw goat skins ready to be treated
Market of cows and ruminants in Acida, about 40 Km north of Sokoto City
Meeting with the new owners of an old industrial tannery currently inactive in the Industrial Zone of Sokoto City
Visit to an old industrial tannery currently inactive
Processing of cattle hides used for the production of "Pomo", typical local food
Group photo at the State Modern Abattoir in Sokoto City

Presentation of the technical assistance project in favor of fishermen in West Africa

On 20th July 2016, UNIDO ITPO Italy hosted the presentation of the technical assistance project in favor of fishery industries of four West African countries: Senegal, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Mauritania. The project, funded by STDF (Standard and Trade Development Facility), branch of the WTO based in Geneva, provides for a first phase of training for local competent authorities in the field of sanitary and phyto-sanitary ...More

UNIDO ITPO Italy supports an institutional delegation from Mozambique

As part of its activities regarding the project to benefit the agribusiness sector of Mozambique implemented by UNIDO ITPO Italy, the office organized an institutional incoming from the African country, from 11st  to 14th July 2016, hosting in Italy Mr. Ernesto Ramatane - Coordinator and Technical Development Area Productivity of IPEME and Mr. José Antunes - Director of the Projects Department of GAZEDA.

IPEME is the branch of the local Ministry of Industry which supports SMEs: it can count on several ongoing assistance projects and on an important network of local companies; GAZEDA is the government institution in charge of managing the special economic zones and fast-growing ...More

Group photo after the round table organized by ALTIS and E4Impact Foundation in Milan
Meeting between the delegations of ITPO Italy , IPEME and GAZEDA and Luca Braia - Councillor for Agriculture and Forestry of the Basilicata Region
Group photo at the Metapontum Agrobios Research Center in the Basilicata Region
Visit to the Metapontum Agrobios Research Centre with the participation of the Director, Francesco Cellini
Visit to “Cicoria” company operating in the agricultural machinery production sector in Basilicata

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