UNIDO - Cluster Development - Expert Network
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Understanding the state of the clusters within an economy makes it easier to diagnose economic inefficiencies
After I graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Montenegro with a specialization on Business and Entrepreneurship, I started to work as a consultant on a series of projects. My work involved overall project coordination as well as the preparation of business and investment plans, feasibility studies and company restructuring plans with strong focus on SMEs.
As part of my personal professional development, I received invitation from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to participate in a special programme on "SME development policies". I also travelled to India to participate in an intense training programme titled "Cluster Development Executive Program" organized by the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), and took part in several trainings on the UNIDO cluster development methodology.
More recently I assumed the role of a Cluster Development Agent and engaged in the preparation of cluster diagnostic studies and action plans, the building of trust and linkages between cluster actors as well as monitoring and evaluation of cluster related activities.
Throughout my career I also carried out research tasks related to Corporate Social Responsibility and Green Entrepreneurship, as well as the compatibility of the commercial banking offer to SME needs.
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)?
In which countries have you worked on CD projects?
Experience in the following areas ...
CSR in a cluster context
Innovation in a cluster context
Cluster based finance schemes
Export Consortia development
Monitoring & Evaluation of CD projects
Gender issues a cluster context
Poverty alleviation through CD
Development of BDS in a cluster context
Energy efficiency in clusters
Cluster policy advisory
worked in min. 2 clusters on the respective issue and or drafted methodological texts on the subject
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)?
Have you been trained specifically on the UNIDO CD approach?
Have you ever been employed under a UNIDO cluster development project?
How many clusters have you assisted as a CDA?
In which sectors have you worked on CD projects?
Agriculture, forestry and fishing