UNIDO - Cluster Development - Expert Network
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Robert Stewart
First Name Robert
Last Name Stewart
Institution/Company B&M Analysts
Position Director
Country of Residence   South Africa
City of Residence Durban
Phone 0317646100
Website www.bmanalysts.com
E-mail rob@bmanalysts.com
Cluster Quote Enhancing Competitiveness

Conceptualizing and launching clusters, budgeting and sales targets,
development of business plan content and mentoring of staff.
Fund-raising and overall stewardship.
Chief Facilitator of both the KZN and Cape Clothing and Textile
Clusters as well as clustering on supply chain development
initiatives.
Undertaking research in several locations on industrial development
for major clients including the World Bank and IFC.
Advisory and training expert to UNCTAD and Uni. Nairobi
International Benchmarking


In which languages could you support a CD project (proficiency level should be adequate so that you could also hold presentations and do trainings in this language)?
English,

In which countries have you worked on CD projects?
South Africa, Bangladesh, East Africa, Argentina
Experience in the following areas ...
  StrongModerateLittle/None
Cluster twinning x
CSR in a cluster context x
Innovation in a cluster context x
Cluster based finance schemes x
Export Consortia development x
Monitoring & Evaluation of CD projects x
Gender issues a cluster context x
Poverty alleviation through CD x
Development of BDS in a cluster context x
Energy efficiency in clusters x
Cluster policy advisory x

Strong:
worked in min. 2 clusters on the respective issue and or drafted methodological texts on the subject
Moderate:
worked in/managed a project where the respective subject was an issue, but not directly implemented related activities
Have you ever worked as Cluster Development Agent (CDA)?
yes
Have you been trained specifically on the UNIDO CD approach?
no
Have you ever been employed under a UNIDO cluster development project?
no
How many clusters have you assisted as a CDA?
# 9
In which sectors have you worked on CD projects?
Manufacturing of textiles
Manufacturing of leather and related products
Manufacturing of wood products and/or furniture
Manufacturing of basic metals and metal products
Manufacturing of electrical equipment
Manufacturing of motor vehicles or other transport equipment
Manufacturing of other
Wholesale and retail trade
Other