SMEs Advanced training in Footwear design:
The training was conducted by Moses Mwangi from Kenya who is one of highly experienced expert in footwear design in the region. The participants were drawn from a multi-spectrum of participants that included the three pillars of ALLPI’s designed Stakeholders participatory of Public, Private and Academia platform. The training was conducted from 25th – 30th June 2018 and 28 SMEs benefited from this training.
National Leather Value Chain Strategy Review Workshop:
The Executive Director led the team of expert from ALLPI in a Stakeholders’ workshop which was organized to review Strategy which was developed by ALLPI and later launched and unpacked. The involvement of Stakeholders in the sector in reviewing the document was vital as it is the driver of the development of the leather sector in Zambia and required their participation in articulating and makes recommendations the emerging issues from time to time. The two day workshop was held from 29th – 30th June 2018 In another development, the ALLPI team led the ED visited Chingola leather cluster which it funded by Konkola Copper Mines with the objective of how to assist the cluster in sourcing the market of its products. After the fruitful discussion, the Konkola Copper Mines announced its readiness in procuring 8,000 pairs of leather gloves annually while ALLPI on its part, promise to help the cluster in capacity building to enable it meet this demand.