ADB, UNIDO to Hold Virtual Discussion on Boosting Cambodia’s 4IR Transformation
AKP Phnom Penh, December 06, 2021 --
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) will organise a virtual discussion on the status of Cambodia’s fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and pathways for the country’s transformation to this new industrial model by 2030.
According to an ADB’s press release, the workshop, held in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology, and Innovation, will take place on Dec. 7-8 with some 400 participants from relevant government bodies, development agencies, academia, private sector, and media institutions.
Senior Minister and Minister of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation H.E. Kitti Setha Pandita Cham Prasidh, United Nations Resident Coordinator to Cambodia Ms. Pauline Tames, ADB Acting Country Director for Cambodia Mr. Anthony Gill, and UNIDO’s Managing Director of Directorate of Digitisation, Technology and Agribusiness Mr. Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento will deliver keynotes on the occasion.
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has spurred Cambodia to further catalyse efforts to improve the country’s digital readiness and resilience to future crisis and offer its citizens and communities opportunities to reap the benefits of digitalisation. To facilitate this, the Government of Cambodia has adopted the Digital Economy and Society Policy Framework, 2021–2035.
Panelists and presenters will discuss (i) diagnostic studies and policy analyses, (ii) progress and challenges in the implementation of the government’s policies and strategies, (iii) experiences of national and international industries in adopting new technologies, and (iv) the role of education and training institutions in preparing and strengthening the country’s competitiveness under the new industry model.
By C. Nika