Prof. Mwinyikione Mwinyihija, Executive Director of ALLPI
Prof. Mwinyikione Mwinyihija, Executive Director of ALLPI and President of ICT
Prof. Dr5. Mwinyikione Mwinyihija, Executive Director of Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI), recently became president of the prestigious global body, ‘International Council of Tanners’ (ICT). The International Council of Tanners is representing producers of leather and its members are the national associations of leather producers, and most of the world’s major producing countries.The Executive Committee Members of ICT that held annual meeting through video conferencing on September 30, 2020, elected Prof .Mwinyihija with unanimous consent to replace the former president, Ms Lisa Howlett and her Team that completed their two-year term.

The election of Prof. Mwinyihija as a president of ICT came at the right time, following the recommendation of the Council of Ministers (The 3rdMeeting of the Ministerial Committee on Industry- June 2019, Nairobi, Kenya; 40thMeeting of the Council of Ministers, November 2019, Lusaka, Zambia), for ALLPI to become knowledge-based institution.

ALLPI started to setup a new platform that will enhance interactions between knowledge adoption and dissemination (diffusion)to support the process of innovation which can enhance the productivity, quality and competitiveness of leather industry in ALLPI participating countries and the continent at large.

The representation of Africa in the ICT top management will also enhance the visibility of the Africa leather sector potential to the wider global arena.