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  • NATIONAL AWARENESS DISSEMINATION WORKSHOPS ON MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTERPRISES IN THE COMESA LEATHER SECTOR

  • National awareness dissemination workshops on market opportunities and requirements for enterprises in the COMESA leather sector

    When: 28 April 2011 08:00 - 30 May 2011 09:00

    Where: Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Description:

    The six National Awareness Dissemination Workshops on markets' requirements for leather and leather products are organized by COMESA jointly with the leather core team lead by the COMESA Leather and Leather Product Institute (LLPI), with the technical support of ITC. The workshops will take place as follows: Lusaka, Zambia: 28-29 April 2011; Harare, Zimbabwe: 2-3 May 2011; Nairobi, Kenya: 5-6 May 2011; Kampala, Uganda: 23-24 May 2011; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: 26-27 May 2011; Khartoum, Sudan: 29-30 May 2011. The main objective  of the workshops is to improve small and medium size enterprises (SMEs)’ understanding of the requirements of importing markets. Italy and India being major importing markets of hides and skins willing to increase their purchases from Africa, representatives of importers from both countries will participate in the workshops. These will include plenary sessions, one-to-one business meetings and visits of tanneries.