ATPS in talks with UNIDO for collaboration in various programs
The African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) is in talks with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for possible partnerships between the two institutions
Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, UNIDO’s Director General (left) and Prof. Kevin Urama, ATPS Executive Director held discussions on the areas of possible collaboration at the UNIDO headquarters in Vienna, Austria on 23rd January 2012. Emerging areas of mutual interest include Green Industries and Low Carbon Development amongst other STI capacity development issues for sustainable development in Africa.
The Green Industries and Low Carbon Development program identifies the need for worldwide implementation of cleaner production and emphasizes the importance of international networking in the promotion of the concept. The program also aims to achieve the following:
- Efficient use of natural resources, including materials, water and energy;
- Minimization of wastes and emissions, including those discharged to water, air or on land; and;
- Reduction of risks to humans and environment from use of chemicals and disposal of chemicals used in industry.
During the meeting, it emerged that the two institutions have potential synergies and further discussions will be taken forward on possibilities of developing an agreement between the two organizations.
Posted on Friday 25th May, 2012
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