Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute’s (ALLPI) Team of Experts comprised of Mr. Nicholas Mudungwe (Programs Coordinator and Team leader) and Harrison Mungai  (Leather Value Chain and Tannery Expert) made a field mission to Eswatini from 8th –19th April 2019 both days inclusive.

The main objective of the mission was to conduct training in Cluster Design, Business Plan development and  Implementation to MSMEs of Eswatini and conducting a feasibility study on possibility of establishing a Tannery in Eswatini . The training was conducted from 8th -12th April 2019 while the feasibility study was done from 15th – 18th April 2019.

Partial View of the Training
Partial View of the Training
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Malawi Incubation Center Business Plan Validation

ALLPI Expert Team composed of Prof. Mekonnen Hailemariam and Mrs Birkinesh Gonfa with one Expert Trainer in Computer Assisted Designing (CAD) were on mission to Malawi to conduct Validation workshop of the Satellite Leather Design Studio and Business incubation Center in Blantyre and conduct CAD Training to selected SMEs from 6th to 17th March 2019. The validation workshop was conducted from 6th to 7th march 2019 and the training was from 8th to 17th march 2019 in Blantyre City.

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On Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism through the Malawi Enterprise Productivity Enhancement (MEPE) project hosted a business breakfast with potential buyers of leather goods and Textiles to encourage them to buy goods produced by the SMEs and Cooperatives in the Country.

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The ALLPI Annual Consultative Forum which was held during 11th – 13th December 2018 at Coral Port Sudan Hotel in Port Sudan, Sudan was successfully concluded. The Forum was held with the Theme of “Focusing on Innovation to Transform Africa’s Leather Sector towards Productivity and Competitiveness!”

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ALLPI MoU Signing with West Kurdufan State

Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI) in its efforts to develop the leather sector in the continent in general and the member states in particular, its Executive Director accompanied by the Cluster Development and Management Expert visited West Kurdufan State, Republic of Sudan.

West Kurdufan State contributes 26% of the total population of the livestock in Sudan with particular variety of sheep (Hamary) which it has big demand in Middle East, North Africa and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Member States with some camels and considerable number of Goats and cattle.


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Gove Training in Zambia 2018

The Expert from ALLPI with the consultant from Ethiopia Leather Industry Development Institute (LIDI) went to Ndola, Zambia to give training on Glove making from 19th to 26th November 2018 in Chingola Leather Cluster.

The main objective of this specific Training was to build capacity of the selected SME’s in industrial glove making and link them to Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) for product and marketing cooperation. This activity is in line with Zambia Leather Value Chain Strategy which the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry is implementing with cooperation of ALLPI. This Strategy used as a roadmap for transforming the leather sector into a robust sector that would generate value in the Zambian economy, consequently contributing to the realization of the Vision 2030.

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A Team led by Executive Director of Africa Lather and leather products Institute (ALLPI) Prof. M. Mwinyihija participated in the “11th Asia International Conference of Leather Science and Technology (AICLST)”. The conference was hosted by the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) and organized by Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST) in the city of Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China on the 16th -19th Oct., 2018.

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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.

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