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The COMESA/LLPI Delegation Back from the Sudan Mission

The COMESA-Leather and Leather Products Institute Delegation, led by its Executive Director Dr. Mwinyihija Mwinyikione and composed of 8 Experts, successfully completed a working mission to Sudan from March 21st to 26th, 2014. Four of the Experts were from COMESA/LLPI while the remaining four were from Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe (one from each).




The objectives of the mission were:

  • To review Karari curriculum and develop a framework for the Diplomas in footwear and leather goods technology;
  • To attend the graduation event of COMESA/LLPI sponsored trainees in leather footwear
  • To strengthen COMESA/LLPI relationship with the Sudan Government and other important institutions; and
  • To discuss and agree on the way forward on strategy formulation for the Sudan leather sector;

Graduated Students

Graduated Students

The mission was successfully completed with the following outputs:

  • The karari Vocational Training Curriculums in leather footwear  and other leather goods from Level I to Level IV were reviewed, competency gaps were identified and recommendations were made.
  • The graduation event of 10 trainees in leather footwear  was colorfully organized by the Karari Vocational Center with the attendance of Honorable Minster of Human resources , H.E. Eng. Abdullahi Ahmed Hamad and other high ranking Government Officials.
  • COMESA/LLPI Delegation held meetings and fruitful discussions with the Governor of the States of Khartoum, H.E. Mr. Abdelrahman Alkhedir; the Spokesperson of the National Assembly of the Khartoum State, H.E. Mr. Mohamed Elsheikh Madanin; the Minster of Human Resources Development and Labour, H.E. H.E. Dr. Yahia Salih Mukwar; the Minster of Investment and Production Council, H.E. Eng. Abdullahi Ahmed Hamad;  the Minster of Social Development, H.E. Dr.  Amal Elbakri Elbeelly; the representative of Ministry of Trade; and officials from Vocational Training General Administration and Karari Vocational Training Center and the private sector. Among the important issues discussed and agreed were  holding a leather sector strategy formulation workshop in April 2014, conducting second round training of 10 SMEs in footwear manufacturing that will be sponsored by COMESA/LLPI and finalizing the Diploma level Curriculum development in Leather Technology by June, 2014.

The COMESA/LLPI Delegation expressed its appreciation and gratitude for the excellent reception, warm welcome and hospitality extended to it.



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