MSU faculty work on United Nations industrial park project

The MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction partnered with the Center for Global Connections to develop a training manual and program for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

October 10, 2017 - Author: Mark Wilson Mark Wilson

UN Industrial Development Organization delegates toured industrial parks at MSU and in the surrounding area during a training in September.
UN Industrial Development Organization delegates touring a food processing industrial park at MSU in September.

The MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction partnered with the Center for Global Connections to develop a training manual and program for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

The training manual was authored by nine faculty, including SPDC Professors Mark Wilson, Zenia Kotval, Tim MrozowskiEric Strauss and Matt Syal.

The focus of the manual and training is on the planning and management of industrial parks, including modules on planning law, land use, construction, management (strategic planning, data driven decision-making), innovation, technology transfer and marketing.

The first training cohort from Nigeria visited MSU from Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 2017. The delegation included eight officials working on industrial parks and staples processing, accompanied by four officials from UNIDO's headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

This training program combined classroom instruction with site visits and meetings with interested researchers and centers. The industrial parks represented have a focus on food processing, including legumes, wheat, rice, dairy and meat.

For questions about this project, please contact Mark Wilson at wilsonmm@msu.edu.


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