MOGADISHU, 18 and 19 November 2021 — UNIDO Somalia and UNIDO ITPO Italy took part virtually in the 2021 edition of Sealogy, held in Ferrara, Italy, from 18 to 19 November.
In this framework, UNIDO ITPO Italy promoted the Somali private sector throughout several B2B meetings with both private and public stakeholders in the field of agri-food, waste water treatment, and cold supply chain management.
Notably, UNIDO ITPO Italy also met with Blue Invest, the leading European platform prototing investments in the blue economy.
MOGADISHU, October 2021 — With support from UNIDO, four Somali companies from Mogadishu, Kismayo, Beletweyne and Baidoa, took part in MACFRUT 2021, the leading Italian fruit and vegetable sector exhibition.
The three-day exhibition included a Somali virtual booth containing a video message from Somali companies showcasing their fruits, vegetables and sesame business to visitors and organizers.
The Somali booth was part of a project funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and implemented by UNIDO — known as ‘Agro-technology development for economic growth in South and Central Somalia’ — which intends to support Somali producers in their access to international markets.
The project has led to Somali companies receiving requests for tropical fruits and vegetables from India and the United Arab Emirates.
UNIDO Somalia in Kismayo in partnership with KTI, promoted EDU in the commencement of TVET trade in Plumping to upgrade the skills of 20 young and dynamic students. The participants will also receive hands-on practical training and placement with various relevant companies. Furthermore, within the framework of Agro-technology, EDU’s Baidoa, Mogadishu and Kismayo are in preparation of launching, TVET trades in Welding, Packaging/Storage of Fruits and Vegetables and Fish Handling, training over 160 students during the 1st batch. The aim is to increase the availability of skilled labour in the market and to further the careers of the students.
MOGADISHU, May 6th 2021 — UNIDO Somalia, funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), is supporting Somalia to diversify and increase local content by building Somalia’s production capacity and in turn achieve self-sufficiency. UNIDO’s interventions are already contributing in transforming the Somali private sector through the establishments of a network of Enterprise Development Units (EDUs) across the country, facilitating access to capacity building, markets, technology transfer and access to affordable financing.