The UNIDO CIIC in Russia is a part of UNIDO global network of Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (ITPOs).
The ITPOs working as „quasi-public“ sector organizations are linked to public and private institutions working in the field of industrial development. Since the establishment of very first ITPO in 1986, UNIDO ITPO Network have contributed to reducing development imbalances, by brokering investment and technology agreements between developed, developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The specialized network opens up opportunities for investors and technology suppliers to find potential partners and offers unique services to both entrepreneurs and business institutions.
While the services offered by ITPOs cover the entire range of manufacturing activities, they tend to focus on cooperation related to business development and increasingly on green industry, as a desirable catalyst for sustainable development.
Currently, 9 UNIDO ITPOs operate throughout the world:
ITPO China in Beijing;
ITPO China in Shanghai;
ITPO Republic of Korea;
ITPO Russian Federation.
ITPOs benefit from intra-organizational linkages with other UNIDO’s worldwide Networks including the UNIDO International Technology Centres (ITCs), the Subcontracting and Partnership Exchanges (SPXs) and the joint UNIDO/UNEP Global Network for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECPnet).
Strategically, ITPOs will seek to generate more high impact activities by promoting strategic partnerships with host governments and institutions for poverty alleviation. At the same time, ITPOs will concentrate their geographic coverage on Africa and on Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Furthermore, by aligning some of its investment and technology promotion activities to the overarching themes of UNIDO, such as agribusiness, environment and energy, ITPOs will provide their clients with direct access to the wealth of UNIDO technical services, knowledge and know-how.
In addition, they will aim at creating more visibility and strategic development partnerships for UNIDO through advocacy and marketing with institutions and private sector in their host countries. In the medium term, the activities of ITPOs will be further strengthened by the development and implementation of specific evaluation criteria that will ensure a consistently high level of services rendered.
For more information about the ITPO Global Network, please visit the UNIDO website.