A new platform for broadcasting Iranian cultural and sports events in the form of virtual reality (VR), "Didaro", was unveiled on 9 March 2022. Participants of the launching event, including public sector officials and artists, were able to see the "Zhepto" theater live on their VR glasses. The platform was developed by the National Foundation for Digital Content Entrepreneurship and with the support of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare (MCLSW), and UNIDO, which have implemented the Business Development and Sustainable Job Creation Project (BDSJCP), jointly.
“It is a milestone in Iranian IT history and UNIDO is fully committed to improving and promoting the IT sector in the Islamic Republic of Iran within BDSJCP”, emphasized Kjell Sundin, Industrial Development Officer at UNIDO’s Agro-Industries and Skills Development Division
"Today is a great day for the Iranian theatre, which suffered enormously during the COVID-19 outbreak. By using new digital technologies, this situation will change, and based on VR platform, all theatre enthusiasts can see theatres all over Iran and abroad ", stated Rajabi Memar, Managing Director of the Artists' House.
Similar to other countries, pandemic and subsequent lockdown have had devastating impact on the creative industries in Iran. UNIDO is strengthening its strategic partnership with the MCLSW and other entities to enhance institutional capacity and develop entrepreneurship in selected areas such as IT, creative industries and digital economy.
UNIDO is supporting advancement of VR and other Industry 4.0 (4IR) technologies in Iran through implementation of the technical cooperation project “Business development and sustainable job creation in Iran” that is aimed to support MCLSW in the creation of decent and productive work for young women and men, people with disabilities through the development of high potential sectors particularly in the area of agro-industries and related.
For further information, contact Kjell Sundin (K.Sundin [at] unido.org).