The 2021 Congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Society (IULTCS) will be held in Ethiopia (the first of its kind in the African Continent) through ALLPI initiative. The IULTCS congress is an every two years event and the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has committed to work with ALLPI in the preparation and hosting of this prestigious congress, which will bring cutting edge technological and scientific deliberations.

JALLPA is broad-based open access Journal publishing body, founded on two key talents: To publish the most exciting researches with respect to the subjects of our functional activity in the leather sector. To provide a rapid turn-around time possible for reviewing and publishing and To disseminate the articles freely for teaching, research, building competences etc.

To broaden the market base of leather SMEs in Africa, ALLPI is establishing an eCommerce portal that assists them to showcase their leather products. This also helps SMEs to interact with each other and make visible to potential buyers and/or input suppliers.

Design studios will shift the focus to the upper value chain stratum and effectively enhance higher trickling down effect to all the stakeholders in the leather sector. This success is potentially assured through well-established partnerships that could enhance value addition, reduction of losses in the supply chain and overall wealth creation.

Export Readiness Training Ethiopia EIFCCOS

African Leather and Leather Product Institute (ALLPI) Conducted a training on Leather Footwear Design, Craftsmanship and Export Readiness for selected SME’s from Addis Ababa and different Region of Ethiopia from 8th to 12th October 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethio- International footwear clusters cooperative societies (EIFCCOS) compound.

The main objective of the training was to develop the capacity of selected SMEs for the potential upgrading and value addition to exports through developing Leather Products Design, Craftsmanship and Export Readiness capacities. The aim of the training was to create the full understanding of the export market requirement and influence the best possible way in approaching the quality product which match local, regional and global demands.

Export Readiness Training Ethiopia EIFCCOS
Export Readiness Training Ethiopia EIFCCOS

As per the objective the dynamics and principles of advanced footwear and leather goods design Fashion trend forecast, Fashion design, Prototype shoe and leather goods was explored. The practical directional approach with respect to major manufacturing defects in leather shoe and leather goods making that comes from the craftsmanship, material used and customer complaint was addressed during the training. SMEs Footwear Export market readiness also discussed with respect to customer communication, meeting customer requirements and importance of delivery time. The knowhow, skills and attitude of footwear and leather goods producers in the Design, Craftsmanship for Export Readiness was also assessed during the training to evaluate the readiness for export.

The Training was conducted by Mr. Ferew Kebede footwear Technologist from Ethiopia and ALLPI Investment, Trade and Marketing expert Mrs. Birkinesh Gonfa as a facilitator of the Training Programme.

Thirty SME’s were participated in this training and Export readiness regarding product design preparation and development, product craftsmanship was addressed during the training. At the end of the training the certificate was issued and handover to participants by Mr. Nicholas Mudungwe Programme coordinator of Africa Leather and Leather product institute(ALLPI).

Export Readiness Training Ethiopia EIFCCOS
Export Readiness Training Ethiopia EIFCCOS

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