Project Director, CDI attended Eco-Design Leading Talent Training Program and 1st World Eco-Design Conference organized by UNIDO and China Industrial Design Association (CIDA) from 12-18 December, 2018. The training provided an opportunity of potential partnership of CIDA with CDI in areas of Cluster Development and Establishment of Design Studio.
A meeting was held with Ch. Muhammad Akhlaq, Minister for Special Education, Punjab, to apprise on CDI activities related to Surgical Cluster, Sialkot.
Meeting of CDI Team with the Minister, Industries, Commerce and Investment Department (ICID), Mian Muhammad Aslam Iqbal and Managing Director of PSIC, Mr. Riaz Hameed Chaudry, on January 16, 2019, to brief him about the CDI project and its ongoing activities.
Mr. Thomas Micheal Jochen, an international expert from MODINT visited Lahore from 10th – 15th December 2018 to kick off first CRI - Establishment of Design Studio in RMG cluster. The international expert together with the technical staff of UNIDO and the CDI team carried out discussions/meetings with the executive members of PRGMEA, readymade garments manufacturers and other key stakeholders of the value chain. The purpose of the mission was to understand the need for the creation of design studio and to gather information regarding its service portfolio in order to develop a sustainable business and management model.
MOU Signing with Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) on December 10, 2018
The second mission of UNIDO int’l experts started with a Training Workshop on Export Marketing Plan Development conducted under the CDI project, “Market Driven Development of Surgical Cluster Sialkot” on 2-5 October, 2018.
Mr. Fazal ur Rehman, PD, CDI along with his team visited Shahid Javed Burki Institute of Public Policy at NetSol (BIPP) to enlighten the BIPP team on cluster development and its role in uplifting the SMEs.
Meeting of Mr. Tahir Khurshid PAS, Managing Director, Punjab Small Industries Corporation and Mr. Steffen Kaeser, Lead Project Manager, UNIDO on September 26, 2018.
(The first meeting of Project Steering Committee was held on September 28, 2018 in the Committee Room of Industries, Commerce and Investment Department to monitor the project activities and results.)
A meeting was held on August 31, 2018 in the Committee Room of Industries, Commerce & Investment Department for consideration of the pilot project “Establishment of Design Center” in Leather Footwear & Products cluster.
Mr. Fazal ur Rehman, PD, CDI and UNIDO Local and Int’l Experts meeting with Secretary, Industries, Commerce & Investment Department, Syed Javaid Iqbal Bokhari on July 6, 2018 regarding implementation of “Market driven development of surgical cluster Sialkot” intervention under CDI project.
Implementation of the first CRI starts with an Awareness Workshop conducted by UNIDO international experts, Mr. Peter Hurst and Mr. Warner Uiterwijk on July 4, 2018
UNIDO organized a study tour to Turkey for the capacity building of the CDI team from April 22 to May 02, 2018
MOU Signing with Surgical Instruments Manufacturers Association of Pakistan (SIMAP) on April 17, 2018
Focus Group Discussion on Diagnostic Study Report of Surgical Instruments Cluster on February 28, 2018
Focus Group Discussion on Diagnostic Study Report of Leather Footwear Cluster on February 27, 2018
Focus Group Discussion on Diagnostic Study Report of Readymade Garments Cluster on February 21, 2018
Focus Group Discussion on Diagnostic Study Report of Auto Parts Cluster on February 20, 2018
Participation of Auto Parts Cluster in Pakistan Auto Show 2018 on 2nd to 4th March, 2018
Leather Footwear and Products cluster participated in Leather Mega Show 2018.
Cluster Action Planning and Finalization of Diagnostic Study Reports by International Experts.
Approval of the Auto Parts CRI "Operationalization of Auto Parts Support Centre (APSC)"
Second Pilot CRI in Readymade Garments cluster approved
Signing of Trust Fund Agreement between UNIDO and PSIC on April 26, 2017 to implement Cluster Development Initiative (CDI)
Training course on “UNIDO Cluster Development Methodology” under CDI
First pilot CRI launched in surgical cluster, Sialkot
Certificates distribution ceremony – UNIDO Cluster Development Methodology