Welcome to the Namibia IUMP
The Namibia Industrial Upgrading and Modernization Programme (IUMP) was developed in 2009-2010 as a national pillar of the sub-regional Industrial Upgrading and Modernization Programme for the Southern African Development Community (SADC IUMP).
The main objectives of the Namibia IUMP are to:
- Increase the Namibian industry competitiveness
- Contribute to the strengthening of industrial capacities of Namibian companies facing the challenges of regional and world integration
- Support efforts to create employment and reduce poverty in Namibia
In focus: Improving competitiveness of Namibian products
Moreover, the Namibia IUMP is specifically designed to prepare and adapt enterprises and their operating environment to the free-trade setting. It allows companies to build productive and trade capacities able to deliver an increased number of competitive goods conforming to international quality standards.
It involves two goals:
Upon the request of the Ministry of of Trade and Industry (MTI), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) provided initial capacity-building for the national IUMP infrastructure at the programme’s kick-off phase. In particular, UNIDO’s technical contribution is based on the provision of technical, methodological and communication tools to the National Upgrading Office (NUO) as well as first-hand knowledge and best practices shared during the Training Workshop held in December 2011 in Windhoek and the Study Tour of the NSC Members to Tunisia in January 2012.
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