The Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI) facilitated Madagascar Leather Vale Chain Strategy formulation and validation workshops.The event was held at the Training Center, Antananarivo, Madagascar on July 1-2, 2019 and July 8, 2019.
A need assessment survey on vegetable tanning training was also conducted during the same period. Field trips to tanneries, footwear workshops and boutiques were also done on Tuesday, July 2nd and Wednesday, July 3rd 2019.
Both the workshops and Vegetable tanning training need assessment survey were organized by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Handcrafts, with financial support from the EU-RISM program through the COMESA Secretariat.
Mr. Nicholas Mudungwe, Programs Coordinator, Professor Mekonnen Hailemariam, Advisor to the Executive Director and Mr. Michael Kiraye, Institutional Capacity Development of consultancy Expert, ALLPI representatives, facilitated the workshops and the need assessment survey.
The workshop was graced by the presence of Mr. Audace Kajaly, Director General de artisanal and Mrs. Fabienne Ralahy, Director hand craft, who represented Ministry of Trade, Industry and Handcrafts. More than 40 participants drawn from different public and private institutions and enterprises as well as NGOs actively and fully participated in both the strategy formulation and validation activities and need assessment survey.
The draft Leather Value Chain Strategy that describes the country’s leather sector performance, exiting footwear and leather goods gaps and the approaches to follow to address the gaps in order to optimize performance has 6 Strategic Objectives and some 50 subobjectives. The Strategy is expected to guide the development of the Madagascar leather value chain from commodity dependence to product focus, based on its current competitive advantages, strengths and opportunities.