Vienna, 15 August 2022 (TDI): The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) honored the President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, with the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III) award.

UNIDO Director General (DG), Gerd Müller reiterated his desire to focus on UNIDO’s African endeavors and capitalize on the region’s immense potential.

Moreover, the Madagascar Plan Emergence 2030 is intended to continue providing energy and water for everybody. This has been executed by digitization and revitalization in agricultural production as a path of sustainable development and growth of the nation.

The Director General praised the efforts of President Rajoelina’s order to encourage industrial production.

Also, the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III) Championship Intervention, given to chosen African Heads of State, is aimed to use senior political leadership. This is to promote the industrial growth of the continent.

There are ten Heads of State who have been named IDDA III Champions as of now.

During the event, President Rajoelina, in addition to outlining some of his nation’s major projects, expressed his gratitude for the ongoing cooperation with UNIDO.

These included the recently opened sugar factory with assistance from UNIDO and the country’s desire to expand its agro-industrial parks program and fight against climate change.

Additionally, the president served as a delegate to the UNIDO headquarters in Vienna to improve collaboration. Further, the visit included discussions between the envoy and the different technical departments of UNIDO and a bilateral meeting with the DG.

Moving ahead, the delegation was given an overview of the UNIDO Program for Country Partnership (PCP). The program incorporated agro-industrial parks, access to renewable power, eco-friendly hydrogen, and other topics.