Ethiopian Prime Minister  during the Inauguration Ceremony


The Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA), in cooperation with COMESA/LLPI and other sponsors, organized the 6th All-African Leather Fair (AALF) in Addis Ababa, from February 20-22, 2013.  The Trade Fair brought together tanners, footwear and other leather goods manufacturers, equipment and technology suppliers, chemical and inputs suppliers, manpower training institutions, trade promotion organizations, etc..from different parts of the globe. African companies and organizations constituted the largest attendance.

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Dr. Mwinyikione MwinyihijaDr. Mwinyikione Mwinyihija has been appointed as the Director of the COMESA-Leather and Leather Products Institute, with effect from 2nd of January 2013. Dr. Mwinyihija is taking over the role from the longtime Director of COMESA, Dr Geremew Debelie, who passed away on the 10th of September, 2011.

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The COMESA/LLPI conducted a Regional Leather Trade Information training workshop here in Addis Ababa, at the Ethiopian Red Cross Society Training Institute, from September 25 to 27, 2012, in collaboration with ITC. A total of 12 trainees from 6 COMESA/LLPI member countries, namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia attended the training. The trainers were from COMESA/LLPI (2 trainers) and ITC (2 trainers).

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Former Prime Minister of EthiopiaThe Staff and Management of the COMESA Leather and Leather Products Institute (COMESA/LLPI) would like to convey our deep, heartfelt sorrow at the untimely passing away of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and, as Staff of an Inter-Governmental Institute and particularly as Ethiopian Nationals, we forward our condolences through your Ministry to his bereaved family, relatives, the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and the whole Nation.

May the Almighty God Rest His Soul in Peace.


Zewdu Kebede
Acting Director

The COMESA – Leather and Leather Products Institute (COMESA/LLPI) presents its complements and has the honour to inform Honourable Minister that the Institute, in collaboration with the COMESA Secretariat and the International Trade Center (ITC), has organized the above captioned Regional Training-Workshop for its member countries, scheduled to take place on 25th – 27th September 2012.

LLPI, being the Regional Leather Sector Development Hub, has recently established an Information Service Unit under its PACT II Programme to provide sustainable leather value chain information exchange and dissemination network services for the business community within the COMESA Region.

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