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.

New COMESA Secretary General Visit of ALLPI
H.E. Madam CHILESHE KAPWEPWE being recieved at the ED's Office of ALLPI

The New Secretary General of COMESA, H.E CHILESHE KAPWEPWE, Visited Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 17th September 2018. The Secretary General was accompanied by Mr. Simal Amore, Chief – Strategic Planning and Research, and Mr. Salvator Matata, Head of COMESA Liaison Office to the AU. The SG was welcomed by the Executive Director - Prof. Mwinyikione Mwinyihija and ALLPI staff.

New Secretary General of COMESA Visits ALLPI
H.E. SG of COMESA Visiting the ALLPI Garden

The objective of her visit was to have an overview of the activities and future plans of ALLPI with respect to the development of the leather sector in Member States and at Regional level. The visit also created a good opportunity for ALLPI family and stakeholders from Ethiopia to meet and introduce themselves to the SG.

During the visit, a short meeting was held during which brief presentations were made on ALLPI’s major activities, achievements and future plans at country, region and continental levels. The Meeting was also attended by Stakeholders from Ethiopia Leather Industry Development Institute (LIDI), Oliberte Footwear Factory, and Ethio-Footwear Cluster Cooperative Society (EIFCCOS), who also briefed the SG on the Ethiopian leather sector performance and the existing excellent working relationship with ALLPI.

New Secretary General of COMESA Visits ALLPI
New Secretary General of COMESA Visits ALLPI

H.E. SG, expressed her appreciation for ALLPI activities and achievements on capacity development, Technology Transfer, Inter-regional trade, curriculum harmonization, Certification, Triple Helix approach, SMEs development, Waste Management and others that are inline with COMESA mission and objectives. She commended for the progress so far recorded in the leather sector and requested to keep up with the momentum. The SG reiterated COMESA’s continued and full support to ALLPI, in all its endeavors.

The visit was concluded with Ethiopia coffee ceremony and group photo.

New Secretary General of COMESA Visits ALLPI
ED of ALLPI giving present to H.E. SG of COMESA
New Secretary General of COMESA Visits ALLPI
New Secretary General of COMESA Visits ALLPI

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