Switch Africa Green Project
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.
Also check www.switchafricagreen.org for more information.
SITA – Support for Indian Trade and Investment for Africa
This Project is sponsored by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and implemented through the link institution -COMESA/LLPI and the focal point – KLDC. The Project is being implemented in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania with possibilities of extension into Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia. In Kenya, the key area of focus is leather processing at the tannery level, with a view of upgrading tannery processing capacities from wet blue to quality finished leather that may be consumed in the local, regional and international markets.
The Project is presently in its preliminary phase and the following have been achieved:
- Tannery Assessment – Conducted by a team of experts from KLDC, COMESA/LLPI and ITC.
- Selection of three (3) tannery beneficiaries – MAS Tannery (Nairobi), Nakuru Tannery
(Nakuru) and Reddamac Tannery (Nairobi).
- SITA Project Launch (Inaugural Regional Workshop) – Held at Hilton Hotel, Nairobi (4th – 5th November, 2015).