Presentation on theme: "Industry, Trade and Market Access Cluster. Outline Membership Cluster Meetings Alignment of business plan with regional priorities Joint capacity building."— Presentation transcript:
Outline Membership Cluster Meetings Alignment of business plan with regional priorities Joint capacity building activities and achievements Challenges Opportunities Lessons Learnt
Membership-Organizations Coordinator: UNIDO Members: AUC/Trade and Industry, ECA, FAO,UNCTAD, NPCA, ILO, UNESCO, UNDP, WB, AfDB. In 2011, cluster membership was extended to RECs, as recommended by the 11 th RCM meeting
Cluster Meetings 1. August,2011. Objective: Review 2010-2011 Business plan and achievements. Discuss RCM reporting 2. Most cluster activities have been conducted electronically.
Alignment of Business Plan with Regional Priorities and Commitments AU strategic plan 2009-2012 Action Plan for Accelerated Industrial Development for Africa (AIDA) Africa Agribusiness and Agro Industries Development Initiative (3ADI)
Joint Capacity Building Activities and Achievements Support to AU and RECS: To organize CAMI and CAMI Bureau Meetings To finalize strategy for implementation of AIDA To finalize resource mobilization strategy for implementation of AIDA Technical support to RECs to develop priority Industrial/Trade Dev programs
Joint Capacity Building Activities and Achievements Programs Priority 1. Industrial Policy and Institutional Direction Development Aim: Establish conducive environment for industrial development interventions -Formulation and implementation of coherent industrial policies and strategies for PSD development (6 countries) -Formulation of Technology Acquisition Policies and Strategies-Technology Foresight. Priority II. Promote Infrastructure and Energy Development for Industrial Development (jointly implemented with AfDB and WB) Aim: Address constraints of infrastructure and energy that hinder industrial development interventions -A multi-dimensional and multi –track approach to promote productive uses of renewable energy adopted. (mini-hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, energy efficiency introduced and promoted in (Rwanda, Burundi, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya Tanzania etc.)
Joint Capacity Building Activities and Achievements. Programs… Priority III. Upgrading Production and Trade Capacities (Jointly implemented with FAO, UNCTAD and WTO). Address constraints of market access for African producers Focus: Increase participation of African countries in rule based Global trade ( ECOWAS, UEMOA, EAC, COMESA, SADC, ECCAS ) Interventions; -Strengthen ability to conform to international standards and to access global markets, -Accreditation of certification bodies,-Institutional and enterprise level capacity building -Productive capacity building-upgrading and modernization of industries, clustering producers Priority IV. Skills development for Industrial development (Jointly implemented with ILO). Aim: Address constraints to industrial development related to low level skills (management and technical) Bottleneck: Lack of skills a major challenge for employers and potential entrepreneurs. Interventions: -Business development skills (COMFAR training), - Development of training tools (value chain analysis) -Training in use of labor saving technologies,(Mozambique, Malawi, Sudan ) -Youth entrepreneurship programs (vocational education on entrepreneurship, introduction of entrepreneurship programs in secondary schools (Mano river, Tunisia, Uganda, Angola, Mozambique)
Joint Capacity Building Activities and Achievements. Programs cont… Priority V. Industrial Innovation systems, R&D and Technology Development (Jointly implemented with UNESCO) Aim: Promote Science, Technology and Innovation in Industrial Development Interventions. -Establishment of university chairs in Science and Technology, establishment of platforms for diffusion of technologies, networks of technology centers for technology transfer, application of technology parks and incubators methodology for innovation Priority VI. Financing and resource mobilization (jointly implemented with AUC ) Aim: Mobilize resources for implementation of AIDA Interventions. -Resource mobilization strategy developed -Funds to be mobilized through: (- Programs, Government commitments-%of national budget allocated to industrial development, pursue non-traditional sources –Diaspora remittances) Priority VII. Sustainable Industrial Development (Jointly implemented with UNEP) Aim: Reduce negative impact of Industrial development on environment) Interventions. - Promotion of the development of green industries -Environmental impact of industrialization is addressed on all programs -Financing and promotion of Corporate social responsibility
Challenges Budget constraints-no budget is allocated specifically for ITMA activities and to convene ITMA cluster meetings. Poor response from cluster members for meetings and electronic inputs
Opportunities -RCM recommendations to the implementation of the TYCBP for the AUC will Improve, accelerate and harmonize support provided by cluster to the AUC -Organizing of cluster meetings in fringes of major conferences
Lessons Learnt Need for; Increased commitment including clear budgetary allocations by cluster members to meet the cluster agenda
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