UNIDO and Japan to tackle impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Responding to global effects and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, UNIDO, in collaboration with companies, promotes technology transfer for developing countries, with nearly US $4 million funded by the Government of Japan.

The current pandemic has already disrupted and impoverished our world, especially inflicting damage on the poor. Consequently, this pandemic is jeopardizing the successful achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This funding for the technology transfer project is part of the international community’s solidarity with developing countries with fragile health systems, and it aims to enhance the developing countries’ capacity to overcome this crisis by utilizing Japanese technologies, particularly related to the provision of equipment and solutions to improve health, sanitary, and hygiene environments.

As a bridge between developing countries and Japanese companies, UNIDO’s Investment and Technology Promotion Office in Tokyo (UNIDO ITPO Tokyo) will play an important role in the implementation of this new project. The Sustainable Technology Promotion Platform (STePP), established by UNIDO ITPO Tokyo, is expected to raise awareness of Japanese technologies and to maximize the effectiveness of the transfer to developing countries. More particularly, STePP is a platform to share information on Japanese technologies that contribute to sustainable industrialization, in order to promote the transfer of such technologies to developing and emerging countries. More than 100 technologies are currently registered in STePP, and also several technologies registered STePP have already been transferred in developing countries.

Read the press release here.

STePP brochure download here.

For more information, please see the website of UNIDO ITPO Tokyo here.

For further information, please contact: UNIDO ITPO Tokyo (itpo.tokyo [at] unido.org)