Investment Promotion Agencies (IPA) Workshop

Showcasing Investment Promotion and Facilitation in SDG Projects

Monday, 22 October; 10:00–13:00

The workshop will provide IPAs basic knowledge and skills to engage effectively in narrowing the SDG-related investment gap and contribute to the achievement of Agenda 2030. Organized in cooperation with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), the workshop will systematize best practice, feedback and insights from IPAs and be incorporated in UNCTAD’s investment promotion technical cooperation programme as an outcome of this session.

Issues for the debate:

  • FDI global trends and investment in SDG-related projects (WIR 2018), UNCTAD
  • The role of IPAs in promoting and facilitating the SDGs, WAIPA
  • UNCTAD’s Guide for IPAs to promote/facilitate SDGs-related projects, UNCTAD

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Dr. Anuj Joshua Mathew

Head, Trade and Investment Promotion Economics Department for International Trade, United Kingdom

Henry Loewendahl


Mr. Bostjan Skalar

Executive Director and CEO, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies

Mr. Dushyant Thakor

Vice President, Invest India

Mr. Fahad Al Gergawi

CEO, Dubai Investment Development Agency (DUBAI FDI)

Mr. Urban Rusnák

Secretary-General, Energy Charter Secretariat (ECS)

Ms. Annelize Van der Merwe

Director of Green Economy Industries, Invest South Africa

Ms. Diane Edwards

President, JAMPRO, Jamaica and Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies

Ms. Vanessa Gibson

Head of Investment Climate, CINDE, Costa Rica