Smail Alhilali

Smail Alhilali

Program Manager


Mr. Alhilali’s background is in the field of environment and technology. He is a program manager within the department of Environment of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria. Since 2007, he has been responsible of the implementation of resource efficient and cleaner production related projects in developing countries, mainly in Africa and Asia. He holds a master degree on mechanical engineering (Morocco, 1993) and on nuclear safety engineering (France, 1994). Before joining UNIDO HQ, he served at the National Centre for Energy, Science and Technology in Morocco during 1994-2003, and was appointed as the Director of Morocco National Cleaner Production Centre for the period 2003-2007.
UNIDO provides various services to the industry particularly in the field of Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production. For example, UNIDO facilitate technical cooperation and know- how transfer amongst more than 70 Member institutions through the Global Network (RECPnet) established in cooperation with UNEP; promote the low carbon industrial development; assist in the development of eco-industrial parks; suggests industry and the SMEs with Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies (TEST) with eco-system based management of water.

Paper: Towards an International Framework on Eco-Industrial Parks: Guidance Document on Performance Requirements

“The primary goal of UNIDO EIP programme is to expand the uptake of EIP implementation, thereby also significantly upscaling resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP) in developing countries. A secondary objective is the set-up and promotion of a globally and generally accepted EIP Guidelines, preferably accompanied by a “normative role” for UNIDO. UNIDO is currently implementing a pilot phase which works with a number of existing industrial parks in China, Colombia, India, Morocco, Peru, South Africa, and Vietnam.