UNIDO - Cluster Development - Expert Network
alejandro caicedo
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Red Cluster Colombia
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Colombia is currently undertaking the most important efforts in its
history –and probably some of the most important efforts around the
world– regarding cluster development programs. Through these
efforts Colombia is starting to build local capabilities and teams that
will allow this type of agendas to be replicated in many other clusters
and regions. Given this context, the Colombian Cluster Network
(RCC – “Red Cluster Colombia” – www.redclustercolombia.com)
aims to achieve this objective through the implementation of a set of
strategies and tools, such as: (1) a map of all clusters initiatives in
Colombia, which will allow the identification of potential areas of
collaboration between RCC members; (2) an inventory of
government programs and resources that could support cluster
initiatives’ underlying agendas; (3) an easy-to-use library with both
theoretical and practical documents and relevant links; (4) webinars
and forums aimed at sharing good and bad practices and addressing
challenges faced by Colombian cluster practitioners; and (5) other
tools that will support synergy creation among cluster initiatives in
Colombia and abroad.
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?
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In which sectors have you worked on CD projects?
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Mining and quarrying
Manufacturing of food products
Manufacturing of beverages
Manufacturing of textiles
Manufacturing of leather and related products
Manufacturing of wood products and/or furniture
Manufacturing of paper and paper products
Manufacturing of coke and refined petroleum products
Manufacturing of chemicals and chemical products
Manufacturing of pharmaceutical products
Manufacturing of rubber and plastics products
Manufacturing of other non-metallic mineral products
Manufacturing of basic metals and metal products
Manufacturing of computer, electronic and optical products
Manufacturing of electrical equipment
Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Manufacturing of motor vehicles or other transport equipment
Manufacturing of other
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Wholesale and retail trade
Transportation and storage
Information and communication
Financial and insurance activities
Real estate activities
Arts, entertainment and recreation