On Monday, September 20th 2021 marked a member state Directory data capture orientation meeting for Africa leather, leather products, allied industries and institutions’ Directory preparation. The meeting was attended by representatives from seven countries namely, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The meeting was opened by the Acting Executive Director & Programms Coordinator of Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI), Mr. Ghebregziabher; who pointed out that ALLPI is working to setup a comprehensive LVC Directory of institutions and enterprises in the leather sector in the ALLPI Member States, which will be further expanded to include the COMESA region and the whole African continent at large. He further clarified that the Directory will have contact details and other important information of institutions and enterprises in the leather sector. And once the compilation of the Directory is completed, it will be availed on the dedicated ALLPI hosted website and, whenever needed, as a hard copy to all subscribing stakeholders. He finally concluded that the Directory is expected to have great use in facilitating market linkages and networking among institutions nationally and regionally.