Stakeholders’ workshop on ‘unleashing potential of industry developing countries’

June 15, 2021

Islamabad:United Nations Industrial Development Organisation organised a national stakeholders’ workshop on ‘Unleashing the potential of industry 4.0 in developing countries’ here...

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Islamabad:United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) organised a national stakeholders’ workshop on ‘Unleashing the potential of industry 4.0 in developing countries’ here on Monday.

The aim for organizing the workshop was to bring onboard stakeholders from public and private sector to discuss the challenges and opportunities, and find a way forward to promote industry 4.0 in Pakistan.

Opening the national stakeholders' workshop, the chief guest, Asim Shahryar Husain, CEO of Ignite National Technology Fund (a non-profit company owned by the Government of Pakistan and administered by the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication) commended the efforts of UNIDO. This revolution will boost entrepreneurship and ecosystem in Pakistan". He also opined that he believed that a component of Industry 4.0 in that policy would further glorify and help industries in competing at a global level.

Dr Bernado Calzadilla Sarmiento, Managing Director, Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agri-Business, UNIDO HQ Vienna in his remarks said “One of the six priority themes of UNIDO is Industry 4.0. It has the potential to improve productivity and competitiveness, increase energy and resource efficiency and effectiveness and hence to protect the environment. I am sanguine that Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0 will significantly contribute towards inclusive and sustainable industrialization in Pakistan.” Speaking to the audience, Julien Harneis, UN Resident Coordinator for Pakistan shared the importance of inclusivity particularly woman and ecologically sustainable solutions and said, “If we look at how Pakistan has done in this last year. We have done relatively well compared to other countries in the recovery post COVID.



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