Sector institutions pool synergies to improve productivity
At the forum held in Eastland Hotel Nairobi on 19th June 2013, participants unanimously agreed to form strategic linkages between the Kenya Leather Development Council (KLDC), Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) and Kenya Livestock Marketing Council (KLMC) to create a competitive edge for Kenyan livestock and livestock products.View the press release on this.
Value addition identified to steer the leather sector to a KShs. 125 billion mark
In order to industrialize the economy, the Government has identified value addition as a key driver to attainment of optimal growth. The leather sector, however, is yet to fully venture into value addition.Read the Press Release.
Kenya Participates in COMESA Cluster Management Workshop
The Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) held a three-day workshop from 27th – 29th May, 2013 in Siyavonga, Zambia with a view of exploring leather cluster development opportunities among member countries.
Six member states including; Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe attended the forum which was designed to map out the way forward with regard to cluster development in Member states. As such the workshop aimed at; developing capacities of member states on the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of cluster development programmes, developing mechanisms of implementing COMESA/LLPI activities at Member States Level, promoting cross learning systems across member states and strengthening COMESA/LLPI linkages and visibility at member states level.
KLDC hosts leather designers networking forum
KLDC hosts leather designers networking forum: What will determine the next great leap in Kenya’s leathergoods industry?
KLDC recently hosted local leathergoods designers to a one-day design and networking forum where it was revealed that increased skills-building, innovation and teamwork will drive the next growth phase in Kenya’s leathergoodsindustry.
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