• 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.

  • Leather Sector Policies familiarization in Sudan

    The ALLPI Team of experts led by the it’s Executive Director (ED) met high ranked Government officials for the purpose of familiarization on leather sector policies made the Government of Sudan and thereafter made field visits to get the right-hand information on the ground. The mission date was 18th – 24th March 2018.

    The main objective of the mission was to: --

    • Collect data (gather information) to enable the development of business plans for Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) leather incubator, National Leather Technology Center (NLTC) and Kerari Vocational Training Center,
    • Present draft report on hides and skins traceability study,
    • Hold strategy review workshop on Sudan’s leather value chain strategy.  
  • Prof. Mwinyihija Mwinyikione Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from the Sudan University of Science and Technology

    Prof. Mwinyihija Mwinyikione, Executive Director of ALLPI, was awarded Honorary Doctoral Degree from Sudan University of Science and Technology on Thursday February 15, 2018.

    The University conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University honoris causa on Mwinyihija Mwinyikione for his outstanding contribution for the development of the leather sector in the COMESA region in general in Sudan in particular.

    Prof Mwinyihija holds four PhDs, in Environmental Science (Ecotoxicology and Bioremediation related to the Tanning Industry) at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK; DSc in Remediation and Tannery Waste Management from the Atlantic University, USA and two other Doctoral degrees in Management from SMC-University, Switzerland UCN-Nicaragua. He is an internationally recognized Scientist in the field of the leather industry.