Regional Training Workshop in Leather Products Design, Craftsmanship and Export Readiness was Conducted on 22nd - 30th September 2017 in Kampala, Uganda.
The objectives of the Workshop were to: present and validate the world class curriculum for improving export competitiveness of SMEs, one-to-one meetings between trainers and SMEs to be trained and train SMEs based on the validated curriculum.
Prof. Mwinyihija, Executive Director of COMESA/LLPI confidently mentioned that after conducting the first SMEs Meeting in 2014 in Syavonga, Zambia, SMEs are growing in the production and marketing of leather and leather products.
The Workshop was officially opened by Her Excellency Amelia Anne Kyambadde, Minister, Ministry of Trade, Industry & Cooperatives of the Republic of Uganda. H.E. Amelia, during her opening remarks, pointed-out that consumption of products should begin from the producers themselves.
A total of 25 trainees from four countries, namely; Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda participated in the Workshop; and two very experienced trainers, Mr. Feraw Kebede from Ethiopia and Mrs. Zipporah from Kenya, were identified.
The contents of the Training were Footwear Design product preparation, Footwear product craftsmanship, and SMEs Footwear Export Market Readiness.