UNIDO - Cluster Development - Expert Network
Sukanya Banerjee
First Name
Last Name
Foundation for MSME clusters
Deputy General Manager
Country of Residence
City of Residence
New Delhi

I am a Post Graduate in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University. I am currently working as a Head of the Training Cell for the Foundation for Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (MSME) Clusters (FMC). I have more than 10 years of experience in the area of Research and Training and Development. My key skills are in the area of MSME cluster development and business responsibility.

I have been involved in the coordination and execution of several training programmes related to MSME cluster development, both nationally and internationally. I have executed a number of training programmes for UNIDO in Iran, South Africa and Montenegro. I have furthermore authored several publications and have developed a methodology for promoting business responsibility in clusters.

Prior to jointing the FMC I have worked with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) where I have undertaken various research based assignments encompassing areas like WTO, Trade Facilitation and Retail.
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, Hindi,
In which countries have you worked on CD projects?
India, Montenegro, South Africa, Iran
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?
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Manufacturing of textiles