To help strengthen further UNIDO’s capacity to respond effectively to the industrial development challenges being faced by Member States, the UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development and Regional Analysis Unit was established to conduct economic analysis with a regional focus and disseminate the findings both within UNIDO and the development practitioners’ community. The overall aim of the Institute is to strengthen UNIDO’s academic partnerships, networking efforts, capacity-building and training activities. It provides a platform for discussions on new approaches towards sustainable industrial development on the international and national level.
During the past weeks we have worked on the development of a website dedicated to our Institute where you can find more information on our on-going and planned activities. The launch of the webpage is planned for the end of this month.
Our latest initiative is the new Summer Course on Green Industry, entitled “Green Industry: Moving towards the industry of the future”. It will take place from 25 June to 6 July 2012 in Budapest, Hungary.
The course will provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on technical and policy level measures to improve industry's environmental performance. Its overall goal is to raise participants' awareness of solutions that help turn the concept of "green industry" into practice.
The course is primarily targeted at
- PhD students focused on technical and/or policy aspects of green industry
- Emerging, second-in-line young leaders in the public or private sector responsible for managing policy or operations related resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP)
- Members of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) involved in environmental advocacy and staff from industry as well as support institutions responsible for giving advice/counsel to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) on RECP methodologies, environmental management systems (EMS), low carbon measures, eco-design etc.
Participants will be expected to arrive with a preliminary understanding of global and national framework conditions for green industrial development and to be familiar with core concepts of environmental management, green industry and resource efficiency through advanced studies, reading, research and/or practice. Regional, gender, academic discipline and organizational backgrounds will be considered as part of the selection criteria and balanced to ensure a well-rounded course audience.
The Course is addressed to young professionals who have an interest in the fields of resource efficiency and cleaner production.
To apply please visit the website of CEU Summer University www.summer.ceu.hu/green-2012
Deadline for applications is 29 February 2012.
All applicants are eligible to apply for financial aid. The course is supported by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).