Good News | Zhao Xiaolei, Co-Director of SJTU-UNIDO Joint Institute of Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development, receives "Director General's Exemplary Excellence Award " in 2020


At UNIDO's year-end wrap-up meeting in 2020, Zhao Xiaolei, Co-Director of the SJTU-UNIDO Joint Institute of Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development and Head of UNIDO ITPO Shanghai, received the UNIDO Director-General's Exemplary Excellence Award, approved by Director-General Li Yong, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to UNIDO.

The year 2020 is destined to be a remarkable year, marking the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and the start of the United Nations Decade of Action on Sustainable Development Goals 2030. However, at the beginning of the New Year, the world is gripped by an unprecedented global economic and social crisis, which has exposed the fragility of social, political and economic systems and made the recovery process extremely difficult.

Facing with many difficulties, Zhao Xiaolei led the UNIDO ITPO Shanghai team to actively cooperate with local governments and the private sector on a global scale, relying on the UNIDO ITPO network to promote industrial technology innovation and global cooperation, focusing on women's empowerment in the digital era, promoting a more resilient economy in the recovery phase, and promoting inclusive and sustainable industrial development.


Photo review of the main achievements of the ITPO Shanghai team under Zhao Xiaolei's leadership in 2020

Promoted active participation of domestic and foreign 4IR advanced manufacturing companies in the global fight against the pandemic

Promoted UNGC-related projects to settle and strengthen cooperation with Shanghai

Empowered Local Governments and Presenting the World Premiere of the "Minhang District Business Environment Assessment Report 2020" at the UNGC Global Leaders Summit

Leveraged the global project resources of UNIDO Global Call to link 104 projects from more than 20 countries around the world to the World Artificial Intelligence Conference

▲ Actively participated in various initiatives focused on women, empowering women in the new economy and harnessing the power of " her" in the digital age

▲ Launched the World industrial and innovative Technology Cooperations (WiiTs) at the World Congress on Artificial Intelligence 2020

Held the First Meeting of the WiiTs National Advisory Group

Promoted the concept of green, innovative and inclusive economic recovery at the 2nd Global Industrial Internet Conference and encouraged the Industrial Internet to inject new momentum into China's industrial development and manufacturing upgrade

Promoted the full and substantive implementation of the cooperation between UNIDO and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the SJTU-UNIDO Joint Institute of Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development was officially established

Fully cooperated with UNIDO Headquarters in its continuous support to the Fair and organized the "Impact Investment: Rebuilding a Better World" in the third Fair side event

Promoted the active participation of Shanghai's industry, academia, government and associations and other stakeholders in the UNIDO Fourth Industrial Revolution Industry Alliance

Joined Chinese entrepreneurs to advertise the world through the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS) about Chinese companies' response to the challenges of the New Crown Pneumonia outbreak: reinforcing the 'China ring' of the global industry chain supply chain"