Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Dr. GONG Weixi has over two decades of professional experience, with positions and expertise in the Aviation Industry, Systems Analysis as well as Investment Promotion, Technology Transfer and its negotiation, theory and practice. Currently, he is serving as Chief of Investment Promotion Division and Coordinator of Investment and Technology Promotion Offices Network at United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Before that, from 2011 to 2018, he was Senior Coordinator for South-South and Triangular Industrial Cooperation at UNIDO. In 1997, he was recruited by the UNIDO, where he undertook various responsibilities in the area of information and knowledge management, business sector development, sector-specific value chain development, technology transfer, programme evaluation, human resources development, field operations, and South-South cooperation. He has previously served as the UNIDO representative in Iran and as the chairperson of the Operations Management Team of the United Nations in Iran. He holds a Bachelor of Technology from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a Master of Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and a PhD in numerical analysis from the Vienna University of Technology.
11:30 – 13:00
FDI Pillar Session 5 - Accelerating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Smart Sustainable Investments
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are being formulated by the international community will have very significant implications for investment needs. The private sector investment in SDGs can help structure efforts to mobilise funds, to channel them to SDG sectors, and to maximise impacts and mitigate drawbacks.
This session will discover the positive impacts of investment in SDG segments, the challenges faced in LDCs and the opportunities which exist.