Sunday, July 12


Botswana and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)

Botswana became a member of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation(UNIDO) in 21 June 1985.  The UNIDO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.

Since joining UNIDO, Botswana benefited from UNIDO in a number of technical assistance such as:   

  1. Development of a National Programme on Industrial Upgrading and Modernization Programme (IUMP);
  2. Reviewing the Industrial Development Policy (IDP);
  3. Improving industrial governance in Botswana: advisory and capacity building support for the formulation of a new industrial policy;
  4. Assessment of small- and medium-scale tannery, and leather & leather products manufacturing prospects;
  5. UNIDO Training Programme for Women Entrepreneurs in the food-processing industry; and
  6. Development of Dairy Sector in Botswana: Fact Finding Mission Report.