UNIDO - Cluster Development - Expert Network
SMEs Networks Expert
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I hold a master degree in Development Economics and International Institutions Management from the Bocconi University in Milan. I joined the United Nations in 2000, working first with the UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office in Vietnam, then with the UNDP office in New Delhi. I was working since October 2003 at the UNIDO Representative Office in Rabat as programme officer, coordinating the different components of the Moroccan Integrated Programme, with a special focus on clusters and export/origin consortia.
As cluster specific activities I have been involved in: supporting the Moroccan Government in identifying regional clusters, identifying companies and developing with them business plans and collective projects in order to improve their productís quality and exportability, monitoring and evaluating the impact of clusters and consortia on member firms. Mains clusters assisted had the following product focus: leather, wood, pottery, electronics and mechanical devices. Through the export consortia project, I was dealing with SMEs and cooperatives networks active in several sectors, including: textiles, leather, and agro industry (industrial and traditional producers).
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
Manufacturing of food products
Manufacturing of textiles
Manufacturing of leather and related products
Manufacturing of wood products and/or furniture
Manufacturing of electrical equipment
Wholesale and retail trade
Information and communication