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.
Following the meeting with the ministry the delegates next stopover was Sudan University of Science & Technology (SUST). In this meeting the parties reviewed the ongoing collaborations between the SUST and the ALLPI. The Vice Chancellor of Sudan University Professor Eisa Bashier M. Tayeb commended the collaborations between SUST and ALLPI and thanked the institute for its continuous support to the university. The head of the ALLPI delegates Mr. Ghebregziabher Ghebremedhin in his turn joined the V/C in praising the partnership between the Sudan University and the ALLPI and confirmed ALLPI’s commitment to the partnership in the future. At the end of the meeting the V/C awarded an emblem of the University to the delegates as an expression of his appreciation to activities of the institute.
The Delegates also further conducted meetings with the representatives of the Ministry of Industry, the National Leather Technology Consultancy (NLTC), the ministry of manpower and human welfare, Sudanese Chambers of Industries Association, the Sudanese Standard and Metrology Organization (SSMO) and Ministry of Animal resources.
Overall, the delegates concluded their four days mission to the Republic of Sudan successfully by agreeing on the way forward to further strengthen the collaborations and partnership between the leather stakeholders of the Republic of Sudan and the ALLPI through concrete actions and effective implementation of jointly planned activities.
The Mission delegates were: Mr. Ghebregziabher Ghebremedhin, Programmes Coordinator and Mission head, Dr. Abdelrahim Mohamed Ahmed, Quality Assurance, Innovation and R & D expert, Professor Mekonnen Hailemariam Advisor to the Executive Director and Mrs., Tigist Hailegiorgis, Administration, Budget and Finance Head.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 2, 2022.