Launch of toolkit on digital transformation for people-oriented cities and communities

new Toolkit on digital transformation for people-oriented cities and communities was developed and launched by UNIDO and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in close collaboration with other UN bodies and cities.

The Toolkit supports strategizing and planning the digital transformation of cities and communities to promote sustainable, inclusive, resilient and improved quality of life for residents in cities and communities. The resources contained in this Toolkit include international standards and guidance, the latest research and projections, and cutting-edge reports on a variety of timely topics relevant to the digital transformation of cities and communities.​

As the UN agency devoted to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 9 (SDG 9) “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”, UNIDO actively contributed to the development of a module of the Toolkit on Digital Transformation and Fourth Industrial Revolution for Smart Manufacturing. This module focuses on how Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies can be leveraged to address various manufacturing challenges in the context of a smart city. Cities and communities that are starting on their digital transformation journey will find useful resources on the use of smart technologies, devices and systems to promote enhanced manufacturing, e-commerce and retail outcomes. This Module is also useful for cities and communities that have already made some headway into their digital transformation process, but would like to validate the effectiveness of fourth industrial revolution technology in their process.

This new collaboration between ITU and UNIDO represents a strong determination from both organizations to deliver practical solutions towards leveraging digitalization and innovation for sustainable, climate-resilient and inclusive urban development.

Access the toolkit here.

For further information contact Marco Kamiya (m.kamiya [at], Rafik Feki (r.feki [at], Bastien Chesnoy (b.chesnoy [at]