Delegates Programme

Thanks to the UNIDO Delegate Programme – operative in all UNIDO ITPOs – Delegates of government, semi-government or non-government organizations from developing countries involved in project promotion have the opportunity to work together with UNIDO ITPO Italy and meet to exchange knowledge and experience within business sectors of interest. The Programme is an essential tool to support the investment and technology promotion activities carried out by the Office and facilitate bilateral cooperation between Italy and institutions of developing countries, as well as South-South cooperation.

How it works

UNIDO ITPO Italy invites Delegates for a short-term stay (up to 3 months) at its Office, in order to promote the Delegate’s country as a possible destination for Italian investment and technology transfer through the presentation of specific local investment projects and joint ventures.

In terms of activities, UNIDO ITPO Italy provides the Delegates with assistance for the promotion of projects and the identification of potential Italian partners by organizing meetings and visits, seminars and roundtables, study tours and their participation at national and international fairs, business communications and negotiations, and further Office facilities.

After their experience at UNIDO ITPO Italy, the Delegates return to the their home countries with an improved technical knowledge and familiarity with both the Italian industrial scenario and the UNIDO ITPOs procedures, as well as an important international network of professional contacts, which may pave the way for investment opportunities and business partnerships to assist the development of local institutions and SMEs. In the follow-up stage of the Programme, Delegates will also be in the position to directly manage potential negotiations with interested counterparts.

Meet the Delegates

66 Delegates from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Middle East have worked with UNIDO ITPO Italy between 1989 and 2024.

Iraq Mr. Husham Abdullah Abdulzahra Al Naseri and Ms. Mahera Kassim Shaalan Alzuabidi

IFI Member of Advisory Board and Head of Planning - IFI - Iraqi Federation of Industries

Ethiopia Haregewoin Mirotaw Shumiye

Director of Investment Information & Technology Directorate - Ethiopian Investment Commission

Pakistan Sheharyar Tahir

Deputy General Manager, External Relations Directorate - Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA)

Iran Amir Doudabi Nezhad

Officer - Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA)

Botswana Ms. Malebogo Kote and Mr. Kebaswele Kebaswele

Manager – Investment Promotion; Business Analyst - Botswana Investment and Trade Centre - BITC

Botswana Karen Giffard

Member - Solar Industry Association of Botswana

Mozambique Delfim Vilissa

technical expert - Ministry of Agriculture of the Government of Mozambique

Philippines Ryan Evangelista

Delegate - Philippines Chamber of Commerce (PCCI)

Tanzania Gabriel Geras Landa

Officer - Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF)

Cameroon Nathalie Laure Beyala Ekoumou

Officer - Cameroonian Investment Promotion Agency (IPA)

Ghana Kwasi Nkansah Baawuah

Officer - Ghana World Trade Center

Morocco Manar Alaoui Hassani

Head of Department - Promotion and Cooperation of the Center for Regional Investment of Souss Massa Draa

Mozambique Gil da Conceicao Bires

Director of the Project Management - CPI - Centre for Investment Promotion

Senegal Saliou Seck

Representing Delegate - DASP- Direction d’Appui au Secteur Privé

Mozambique Eleuterio Simoes Mabjaia

Representative - IPEME - Institution for the promotion of SME’s

Mexico Bernard Herrera

Representative - FOCIR - Fund of Capitalization and Investment for the Rural Sector

Cameroon Maryse Meyo Akoulouze

Representative - IPA – Investment Promotion Agency