UNIDO - Cluster Development - Expert Network
Tatheer Zaidi
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Last Name
Foundation for MSME Clusters
Manager, Cell Head- Business Responsibility
Country of Residence
City of Residence
Cluster Quote
Cluster Concept is essential tool for SME Development.

I am a Management Graduate and also did my Masters in Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University of India.

I have a total professional experience of almost seven years. I have worked with UNICEF at different challenging districts of Uttar Pradesh in India for three and a half years. During my tenure of UNICEF, I closely worked with government officials as well as representatives of International Agencies like WHO, Rotary and CORE. I have also worked with the Moradabad Metal Industry for three years and managed the CSR activities.

I am now head of the Business Responsibility (BR) Cell of the Foundation for Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Clusters (FMC) and coordinate all the projects and activities of the Foundation in the in BR and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) domains. I am representing FMC at different CSR conferences organized in Delhi and outside. I am a regular member of the UN Global Compact Network meetings. My area of specialization is BR and training.
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?
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?
# 5
In which sectors have you worked on CD projects?
Manufacturing of textiles
Manufacturing of leather and related products
Manufacturing of wood products and/or furniture
Manufacturing of basic metals and metal products