The Team of Experts of COMESA/LLPI led by Executive Director went to Khartoum Sudan from 16th to 24th August 2017.
The objective of the visit was to streamline the leather development activities of COMESA/LLPI with different public, private and academia organizations.
The Mission undertook MoU signing with different Government Organizations, made visit to Kerari Vocational and Entrepreneurship Center, Visited Incubation Center of Sudan Science and Technology University, conducted Cluster and Incubation Management Training Workshop, facilitated and sponsored the Khartoum Leather Fair.
COMESA/LLPI signed MoUs with University of Bahri, Sudan University of Science and Technology and Ministry of Human Development and Labour. The signing of the MoU with University of Bahri and COMESA/LLPI was made by Prof. Ayoub A. M. Khalil, Vice Chancellor of the University and Prof. M. Mwinyihija, Executive Director of COMESA/LLPI. Similarly, the MoU was signed by Prof. Rashid Ahmed Mohammed Hussein, Vice Chancellor of Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) and Prof. M. Mwinyihija, Executive Director of COMESA/LLPI. Finally, the MoU was signed by H.E. Dr. Gafar Ahmed Abd Allah, Minister for Ministry of Human Development and labor- Khartoum State. The objective of the signing of MoUs was to engage Kerari Vocational and Entrepreneurship Center, Incubation Center of SUST and University of Bahri with relevant Ministries and work together on capacity development, research and clustering by optimizing the resources at each organization level.
The Workshop on Cluster and Incubation Management Training was also conducted for stakeholders from various Government institutions with the objective of facilitating the development of the leather industry cluster activity in Sudan. The Training was provided by Mr. Nicholas Mudungwe, Programmes Coordinator of COMESA/LLPI. During the plenary session of the Workshop, Prof. M. Mwinyihija forwarded to the participants that they are think-tanks meant for defusing the ideas to SMEs. To sustain the leather development agenda in Sudan, the Secretariat for the Cluster Development activities had been established from different stakeholders and at the end of the Cluster and Incubation Management Training Workshop, subsequent activities were planned to realize the objectives.
COMESA/LLPI in collaboration with Ministry of Industry and Investment-Khartoum State, organized Leather Trade Fair in which 60 Small and Medium Leather Manufacturers participated. During Trade Fair the participants got chances to know the growth potential of each leather and leather product manufacturers have and also created plain ground for input-output linkages among themselves. The Brand Development activities also shared, especially, in the leather product producers, like wallet etc, during the show .COMSA/LLPI’s objectives and activities were also communicated during the Trade Fair and profiles of the exhibitors were collected for possible future intervention activities.
H.E. Dr. Gafar Ahmed Abd Allah, Minister for Ministry of Human Development and labor- Khartoum State and Prof. M. Mwinyihija Visiting Kerari Vocational and Entrepreneurship Center
COMESA/LLPI Team with SUST Staff Visiting the Leather Incubation Center