This is a two-year (2015-2017) Project funded by the European Union through the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The aim of the Project is to support six (6) countries in Africa to achieve sustainable development by engaging in transition towards an inclusive green economy, based on sustainable consumption and production patterns while generating growth, creating decent jobs and reducing poverty. The Project is implemented collaboratively by KLDC and COMESA/LLPI. Priority areas for the leather sector will include:
- Optimal utilization of available equipment through MSME clustering.
- Energy Efficiency and compliance with REACH Directive as released by the European Union.
- Waste Management.
In achieving these objectives, focus will be on Stakeholder Networking among MSMEs, as well as collaboration with other Institutions i.e. Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre (KNCPC), KEBS, KIE among others.
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