• ALLPI Conducted a ToT Training on Leather Manufacturing and Transformative Entrepreneurship in Eritrea

    Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI) in collboration of the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the State of Eritrea conducted a Training of Trainers in “Footwear and leather good Design,Craftsmanship, Export Readiness, Transformative Entrepreneurship, Costing and Record Keeping” during 19th July – 1st August 2023 in Asmara, Eritrea.

    The objective of the training was to:

    1. Enhance SMEs knowledge landscap on Leather Footwear Design, Craftsmanship and Exports Readiness;
    2. Facilitate SMEs growth through Shifting their Mindset and Embrace Changes;
    3. Enhance MSMEs technical capacity and economies of scale to supply both Public and Private Sector institutional buyers;
    4. Promote replication through knowledge sharing &dissemination.
    5. Assisting SMEs understand the importance of correct and effective record keeping.
    6. Control costs, make decisions and plan for future;
    7. Set appropriate prices to make justifiable profit;

    A total of 30 leather-based SME representatives from Asmara, Eritrea have attended the ToT program. The training is part of the technical assistance grant of the BADEA Project activity.

  • H. E. Minister Marie Chantal Nijembre launched the Kamenge Leather SMEs Incubation Center Satellite Design Studio in Bujumbura, Burundi

    Burundi Incubation Center Launch

    A Small and Medium Enterprises service providing center established at Kamenge Artisans Production Center was launched by H.E. Madam Marie Chantal Nijembre, Minister of Commerce, Transport, Industry and Tourism on the 4th of November 2022. In the Launching ceremony, ALLPI delegation composed of Mr. Ghebregziabher Ghebremedhin programmes Coordinator and Professor Mekonnen Hailemariam Advisor to the Executive Director attended the launching ceremony following the invitation of the honorable Minister Madam Marie Chantal Nijembre.

    H.E. in her speech hailed the establishment of the center which is expected to contribute to the transformation process of the leather sector in Burundi. She reiterated government’s commitment to support the leather sector in general and in making the incubation center workable in particular. She gave her guidance on how the incubation center will be managed.  She commended ALLPI’s support to the leather sector in Burundi citing the facilitation of the establishment of the Kamenge Incubation center as one of the collaborations between Burundi and the ALLPI. She thanked ALLPI for all the support to the leather sector in general and coming to attend the launching of the incubation center in particular. She assured the delegates that her ministry will work to strengthen further the partnership with the ALLPI. Further she assured that the government of Burundi will honor its commitment to ALLPI.