Forward by Mr. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye
“Industrialization is key to an economically viable and stable economy. We can achieve it at a macro-scale,
but it is also important if we start at the micro-level because, here, everyone including the local communities are included in the processes that is established. And yes, no one is left behind if communities are engaged.
Thus this is a specially dedicated edition of the UNISS Newsletter, focused on Industrialization in the Sahel. It presents a pictoral and descriptive overview of industrialization opportunities that exists in the Sahel region/ countries, including what the population, private and public sector including other stakeholders are doing to support industrialization in the region. It also contains best practices with various examples of industrial practices in the Sahelian countries.
At our just concluded high-level side event co-organized by the Government of Niger, the United Nations
Economic Commission for Africa, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and my office under the theme: “Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization as a driver for Sahel’s Resilience, jobs creation and stability”, I highlighted unequivocally the urgent need to recognize and valorize the initiatives driven by the youth and women of this region by including them in all industrialization value chains at national and regional levels. Without doubt, this is one of the safest paths for accelerating the much-needed development, economic progress, and stability in this region (Read More Below…)