• ALLPI delegates Conclude a working Mission to the Republic of Sudan

    ALLPI Delegates and Sudan COMESA Coordinating Unit of the Ministry of Trade & Supplies (Mr. Ghebregziabher Ghebremedhin, PC ALLPI, first from left, Mrs Khediga Sadig Director of Sudan COMESA Coordinating Unit second from left, Professor Mekonnen, Advisor to the ED ALLPI, third from left, Mrs. Tigist Hailegiorgis ABF head ALLPI, fourth from left, Mr. Ishag Yagoub Sudan COMESA Coordinating Unit fourth from left, others staff members of Sudan Ministry of Trade & Supplies
    ALLPI Delegates at Sudan Standard and Metrology Organization

    Africa Leather & Leather Products Institute (ALLPI) conducted a successful mission to the Republic of Sudan 23 – 28 October 2022.

    The aim of the mission was to discuss on how to further strengthen the collaborations between the leather value chain stakeholders of Sudan and the ALLPI so that to enhance the process of transformation of the leather sector in Sudan. The mission was planned and implemented in collaboration with the Sudan COMESA coordinating unit of the Ministry of Trade and Supplies.

    The ALLPI delegates in its four days mission conducted fruitful meetings with different stakeholders in the Sudanese Leather Value Chain:
    The first meeting was conducted between the representatives of the Ministry of Trade & Supplies and the ALLPI in which delegates the discussion concentrated on bilateral issues concerning ALLPI’s intervention in the value chain and Sudan’s assessed contribution were thoroughly discussed.  In the meeting the Ministry expressed its satisfaction with collaborative activities and affirmed Sudan’s commitment to its membership and confirmed its commitment to fulfill its obligations.

  • ALLPI Hotsted the East Africa Community Delegates

    Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI) Hosts East African Community (EAC) Secretariat in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) during 22nd -25th January 2018.
    The purpose of the Mission was to share from the Ethiopia experience from the perspective of industrial policy implementation.
    ALLPI was officially requested to facilitate the experience sharing Mission to Ethiopia of the high-level EAC delegation.
    The participants are from 6 countries which represents ECA secretariat, UNIDO representative from Dar-es-Selam, Tanzania and from partner states.


  • Kenya Leather sector SMEs receive Technical Support to boost Productivity and Competitiveness

    BADEA Technical Support to Kenya
    BADEA Technical Support to Kenya

    Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI) continues to intensify efforts to boost its member states Leather sector SMEs Productivity and Competitiveness.
    This intervention is made possible through the grant funding support provided by the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA).

    The support comprises provision of “basic equipment for footwear production” and “capacity building Training in Footwear and leather good Design, Craftsmanship, Export Readiness, Transformative Entrepreneurship,  Costing and Record Keeping”.

    Earlier this year ALLPI completed installation of equipment at the Training and Production Center for Shoe Industry (TPCSI) Thika, Kenya. TPCSI is a regional training center that was established by the Government of Kenya with support from UNIDO and other cooperating partners in the early nineties and the Government of Kenya and its cooperating partners have invested in infrastructure development support in terms of machines and equipment for the center over the years. The equipment provided by ALLPI recently through BADEA technical support is meant to facilitate the establishment of the Satellite Design Studio that aimed at enhancing design capacity development for the SMEs in Kenya.

  • LLPI was Re-branded to Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI)

    In order to enhance its global outlook and to widen its mandate inline with the continental dynamics, for example the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite, AUC Agenda 2063, Sustainable Development Gaols(SDG), Rising Consumption of Synthetic based footwear and products, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) among other factors, it was proposed to rebrand the LLPI to ALLPI. 

    The Board of Directors of LLPI recommended that the institution should in its effort to rebrand reflect its Regional and International status, as stipulated under LLPI Charter 9(6), 27(1) to be known as African LLPI. The Board’s recommendation to rebrand LLPI as Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute was approved by the COMESA Policy Organs Meeting that was held in Lusaka, Zambia, 26th October – 3rd November 2017.

    The rebranding of the Institute will give a chance for non-COMESA countries to join ALLPI for the development of their respective leather sector.

     

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