The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific will be offering a targeted capacity building seminar for investment promotion agencies (IPAs) over 2 ½ days in November 2023.
The programme will consist of two parts:
Part I (November 7): A facilitated dialogue between Asia-Pacific IPAs and Latin American IPAs to promote knowledge and experience sharing on investment promotion and attraction for sustainable development. This dialogue is a part of a larger project that ESCAP is working on to promote South-South Cooperation between Asia-Pacific and Latin America. It will also be the first of several more planned dialogues between IPAs in the two regions. This will be an invitation only dialogue for a select group of IPAs from both regions.
Part II (November 8-9): A 2-day investment promotion and attraction workshop focused on providing practical tools and techniques for IPAs to proactively attract investment in light of global investment and industry trends. The workshop will also address how IPAs can contribute to greater gender equality through the FDI they attract, how to create investible projects, and target FDI in digital economy. The training will include short exercises, polls and structured discussions to enable interaction among participants. Sessions will include examples from other IPAs around the world.
All IPAs from Part I of the programme are invited to attend Part II. Additionally, Part II will be open to all ASEAN IPAs.
This workshop is the first planned of several that ESCAP will hold for ASEAN IPAs on investment promotion and attraction between 2023 and 2024.