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UNIDO Representative Visits the Supreme Council for Science, Research and Technology (SCSRT)

UNIDO Representative Visits the Supreme Council for Science, Research and Technology (SCSRT)
UNIDO Representative in Iran visited SCSRT on Monday June 1st, as invited by the deputy secretary general of the council to investigate the mutual cooperation opportunities in the fields of science, research and technology.

As reported by the public relations office of the secretariat of SCSRT, Mr. Alessandro Amadio, the Representative of UNIDO in Iran, paid a visit to the secretariat of SCSRT for a meeting with the Council’s high ranking officials.

Dr. Abooyee Ardakan, deputy secretary general of SCSRT, Mr. Mostafa Kazemi, executive deputy of the secretariat and a number of senior advisors of the secretariat attended the meeting and discussed potential opportunities for mutual cooperation between Iranian organizations involved in science, research and technology, with the UN or other international institutes and organizations.

Dr. Abooyee started the meeting with a brief introduction of SCSRT and its mission with regard to S&T policy making in Iran.

The deputy secretary general of SCSRT, explained about the specialized commissions and committees of the council and said ”the secretariat of SCSRT is responsible for two national mega projects, namely, establishing and promoting special S&T zones and the national foresight plan in Iran which are both being carried out simultaneously with the basic policy making duties of the secretariat. Considering UNIDO’s experience in the mentioned fields and its access to the international network of experts in the world, we are interested to develop our relations with UNIDO like the other successful IOs in the future.

Mr. Amadio, expressed his willingness to find common ground for cooperation with the council and named a number of projects that are currently accomplished by UNIDO and the other UN organizations in the country. “UNIDO, as an organization with considerable technical expertise, is ready to collaborate with the secretariat of SCSRT and its academic Research Center (NRISP)” said Mr. Amadio.

Amadio welcomed the idea of cooperation between SCSRT as a national policy making body in the fields of science, research and technology with international organizations and added that his respective institute is ready for mutual technical cooperation in the fields of establishing and promoting special S&T zones, technology transfer, foresight and supporting and promoting international opportunities for commercializing knowledge based products in Iran. ”We have extensive collaborations with Iran in industrial fields such as petrochemical products and cement production… also the UNIDO has comprehensive programs for trade capacity building, waste management and energy management in Iran.” said Mr. Amadio

At the end of the meeting both parties expressed their interest in mutual collaborations and discussed the possible forms of collaborations such as international training workshops and courses.

Jun 13, 2015 14:24
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