UNIDO - Cluster Development - Expert Network
Pierre Paris
First Name Pierre
Last Name Paris
Institution/Company various
Position Independent consultant
Country of Residence   France
City of Residence Nantes
E-mail pierre.e.paris@free.fr
Cluster Quote

International expert with 32 years of experience in supporting MSME development in more than 20 developing and emerging countries. Design and monitoring of 9 large cluster development projects, on behalf of French, European and international development agencies, including UNIDO. Direct assistance to the emergence and development of more than 30 clusters in Africa, Maghreb, Middle East, Caribbean. Close collaboration with the federation of 200 French clusters.

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, French, Spanish,

In which countries have you worked on CD projects?
Mauritius, Madagascar, Senegal, Cameroon, Comoros, Burkina Faso, Congo, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Dominican Republic, Palestinian territories
Experience in the following areas ...
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

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?
# 32
In which sectors have you worked on CD projects?
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Manufacturing of food products
Manufacturing of leather and related products
Manufacturing of wood products and/or furniture
Manufacturing of basic metals and metal products
Information and communication
Arts, entertainment and recreation