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”

TOT Training of Rwanda SMEs by ALLPI Financial Support Grant from BADEA
TOT Training of Rwanda SMEs by ALLPI Financial Support Grant from BADEA
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Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI) in collaboration with the Ethiopian Leather Industry Development Institute started the training of Artisans/MSME’s on Vegetable Tanning Techniques on April 11, 2022 in Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia. The Training aims at developing the Artisans/Traditional Tanners products to the quality front.

the training of Artisans/MSME’s on Vegetable Tanning Techniques
the training of Artisans/MSME’s on Vegetable Tanning Techniques

The training is planned based on the need assessment mission conducted and the identified gap during June 2019.
The 10 days training is being conducted by Mr. Harrison Mungai, Leather value chain Expert (ALLPI), a resource person from Ethiopia, Mr. Habtamu Shiferaw and Co-Trainer from Ethiopia Leather Industry Development Institute (LIDI) Mr Tarekegn Jida Lead researcher (Leather Technology) and facilitated by ALLPI Investment, Trade and Marketing expert Mrs. Birkinesh Gonfa.

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Kenyan Delegates Courtesy Call to ALLPI
Kenyan Delegates Courtesy Call to ALLPI

A team of delegates from Kenya composed of the Kenya Leather Development Council (KLDC) staff and Board Members visited ALLPI. The Team was facilitated by UNIDO to visit the leather-based enterprises and industrial parks in Ethiopia. In Addition, visiting ALLPI was part of their mission plan. The Team of visitors was led by the Board Chairman of KLDC and was assisted by the CEO of KLDC.

The objectives of the Kenyan Delegates visit to ALLPI were to pay courtesy call to the Executive Director of ALLPI Prof. Mwinyikione Mwinyihija, who has recovered from serious illness and to get briefing about the activities of ALLPI in the Member States and specifically in Kenya.

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