Avoiding the Artificial Intelligence Divide in Developing Countries
Offered by:Marco Kamiya (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)
26 October 2022
Artificial Intelligence is essential for productive transformation in developing countries and can potentially create jobs and bring prosperity to developing countries if properly used.
How to make SMEs Future Ready: Embrace Sustainability
Offered by:Bryonie Guthrie (World Economic Forum), Olivier Woeffray (World Economic Forum)
24 October 2022
Businesses are facing increasingly complex and transnational challenges. It is critical to understand how companies of all sizes can build their resilience to these shocks, seize opportunities that might arise from such shifts and enhance their ability to generate long-term and sustainable value.
Typical food products and geographical indications for sustainable development
Offered by:Nuria Ackerman (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), Ebe Muschialli (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), Fabio Russo (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)
21 July 2022
This article addresses the growing potential of the traditional agri-food industry, its transformative power to support inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development, and the opportunity for SMEs to unlock the value-added of their products with Geographical Indications (GIs).
Women, SMEs and sustainable development - lessons learnt for the road ahead
Offered by:Cecilia Ugaz Estrada (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), Carmen Schuber (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)
5 July 2022
This blog talks about the women entrepreneurs as key agents in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. It discusses the challenges of women-led businesses, global trends and proposes suggestions for overcoming these challenges and strengthening women-led entrepreneurship.
Upgrading SMEs in creative industries
Offered by:Riccardo Savigliano (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)
13 April 2022
The article provides an overview of UNIDO technical assistance projects and tools targeting SMEs and their clusters active in the creative industry. It explores how digitalization-based business management practices, industrial design, branding are strategically linked to local cultural heritage.
Sustainability of SMEs, the how and why
Offered by:Robert Marinkovic (International Organisation of Employers (IOE))
16 February 2022
IOE is fully aware of the crucial role SMEs play in improving the business environment at the country level and needs to be involved in more public-private collaboration and discussion. SMEs face many challenges, conventional and novel, and we have to think differently about how best to help them.
COVID-19 has brought an opportunity we cannot miss
Offered by:Dr. Andrea M. Bassi (KnowlEdge Srl (KE))
1 December 2021
COVID-19 has accelerated every transition we can think of. It has taught us that change is possible, that we already know what to do, and that the time to act is now. It has shown us that there is only one way forward for a more sustainable future: we need to use a systemic approach.
What does policy coherence look like in a post-COVID world?
Offered by:Måns Nilsson (Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI))
14 July 2021
COVID recovery is an issue of policy coherence – Do we build back as quickly as possible, or build back greener and better? And what does this look like?We need to make some hard choices based on comprehensive information of potential impacts across society.