Cambodia and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)


The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly all facets of humanity and will most certainly result in changes in how economic and trade activities will be undertaken beyond the pandemic. A key change that all countries have had to undergo is the increased utilization of digital technologies and models to sustain economies and social livelihoods.  On a whole the pandemic which resulted in unprecedented threats and lockdown globally – pushed organizations and enterprises to overcome any doubts they may have had regarding digital solutions. From an industrial development perspective, the COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened the necessity for the country to transition to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) model - characterized by the convergence of cyber physical systems and advanced technologies with traditional industrial/manufacturing processes.

To kickstart how UNIDO will scale-up its 4IR interventions in Member States, UNIDO Cambodia and the ADB in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation, and the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) are organizing this two-day virtual event. This event will largely focus on the status of the 4IR in Cambodia (policies; technologies and human capital readiness) and bring together national stakeholders to discuss potential avenues through which different stakeholders can support Cambodia transition to this new industrial model by 2030. The particular 4IR facets that will be explored in the webinar are diagnostic studies and policy analyses; policies & strategies; and human development interventions.


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