The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is seeking to procure the services of an institution or company capable of developing and implementing a training series for the BLOOM Cleantech Cluster and its cleantech companies and entrepreneurs.
See page 6 of the TOR for the application procedure.
- General Background Information
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Ministry of International Business and Industry (MIBI), Export Barbados (BIDC) are implementing the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project “Strategic platform to promote sustainable energy technology innovation, industrial development and entrepreneurship in Barbados”. The project contributes to the implementation of the National Strategic Plan 2005-2025, which aims at making Barbados a “green circular economy” and the “most environmentally advanced green country in Latin America and the Caribbean”.
The GEF project has achieved laudable progress. With support from UNIDO, the Barbados Cleantech Cluster (BLOOM) became fully operational in 2020. It is hosted by BIDC and has already established a broad range of international partnerships. In line with its business plan, the cluster provides office space, intelligence, funding for prototyping and various incubation and acceleration programs either home-made or in cooperation with other partners. BLOOM also provides targeted training programs for its companies and start-ups.
To learn more about UNIDO go to www.unido.org.
The BLOOM website is available at: www.bloomcluster.com.
Further information on the GEF-UNIDO project is available at: https://open.unido.org/projects/BB/projects/150123 and the 2022 Barbados Clean Tech Industry Report.