UNIDO - Cluster Development - Expert Network
Mohammad Dehghan Banadaki
First Name
Last Name
Dehghan Banadaki
Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization (ISIPO)/Yazd branch
Head of the Department of Industrial and Technology Development
Country of Residence
City of Residence

I am PhD Student in the field of Industrial Management and also
hold a Master degree in entrepreneurship.I have worked from 2006,
in the field of small and medium enterprises development and
regional development through cluster model. I have been trained in
the field of cluster development by UNIDO representative office in
Iran. Also in recent years, I have been familiar with India and
Malaysia’s experience in SME development through training course
and visit program. My role in this period has been as a supervisor
and project manager of cluster development projects in Yazd
province. So far, I have been involved in 5 business cluster projects
which were in different fields and I have worked with people and
teams with diverse expertise. Working with these people, training
them, giving them advice and guidance of various cluster
development projects, has been a rewarding experience for me.
During these years, we have implemented various action plans.
such as market development, empowerment of human resources,
training, organizing soft and hard networks, export consortium,
upgrade technology, joint purchasing of raw materials and
machinery and etc. Some of them were successful and had notable
achievements and some of them were unsuccessful. In both cases,
we have been led to gaining experience and learning.
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 ...
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?
In which sectors have you worked on CD projects?
Manufacturing of food products
Manufacturing of textiles
Manufacturing of other non-metallic mineral products
Manufacturing of basic metals and metal products
Manufacturing of other