September 8, 2020

Harvesting the fruits of last year’s South-South leather processing training

Last August, SITA facilitated a four-week training program on Leather Processing Technologies for Leather Manufacturers, which was delivered by the Central Leather Research Institute (CRLI) of […]
September 8, 2020

Boosting East African competitiveness: SITA links up five tanneries with over 100 international buyers

SITA organized its first virtual sourcing event in July 2020 in partnership with Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF), Hong Kong. Five tanneries from  Kenya and Uganda […]
July 29, 2020

Keeping East Africa on track for a robust, integrated and sustainable textile and apparel sector post-Covid

SITA organized a webinar on The Future of the Textile and Apparel Sector – an Indo-African Perspective in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry […]
July 16, 2020

Sustainability principles and smart partnerships: SITA convenes Fashion and Leather Sector experts

Sustainability is essential for East African businesses to be competitive. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in the Fashion and Leather Sectors, which have faced serious […]
May 8, 2020

Applying Indian techniques to produce face masks for the Ethiopian market

Amid lockdown restrictions, 23 volunteers in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, are working daily to fulfil the regional government’s order for face masks and other personal protective equipment. […]
May 4, 2020

Women-owned business successfully Imports Indian Fabrics to Produce Face Masks in Rwanda

As a result of business linkages facilitated by SITA, a Rwandan women-owned textiles company imported two containers of fabric from India in April 2020. In December […]
March 30, 2020

Transforming Tanzania’s Cardamom Sector Step-by-Step

In March 2020, a Tanzanian agri-business made its first exports of cardamom to India through business linkages established at the 2019 International Spice Conference (ISC 2019) […]
November 13, 2019

SITA’s Mitreeki Supporting Inclusive Fashion for the Senses

By Candice Ungerer 32 local designers are participating in SITA’s Mitreeki fashion incubator programmes Kenya and Ethiopia which focus on developing their technical and business skills […]
November 13, 2019

East African Tanneries Explore New Opportunities in Viet Nam

SITA facilitated the participation of nine tanneries from Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda in the International Shoes and Leather Exhibition, which took place in Ho Chi Minh […]
November 13, 2019

Inauguration of KPR Export in Ethiopia’s Mekelle Industrial Park

On 13 May 2019, KPR Export – a garment unit in Mekelle Industrial Park established by India’s KPR Mill Ltd – was officially inaugurated The investment […]
July 22, 2019

SITA study reveals health benefits of East African sunflower oils

In April 2019, the results of a SITA commissioned study on the chemical composition of East African virgin sunflower oil were published in the International Journal […]
June 21, 2019

East African Tanners Gain Exposure to Global Markets at the Asia Pacific Leather Fair

By Vandana Prakash Nair SITA organized for a delegation of six East African tanneries to attend the Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF) held in Hong Kong […]
June 19, 2019

SITA Expands Business Linkages at International Spices Conference 2019

By Devika Jyothi For the third year in a row, SITA facilitated the participation of a 16-member delegation from the East African spices sector at the […]
June 19, 2019

Mitreeki Fashion Incubator Programme: Kenyan designers continue to learn the ropes of successful fashion entrepreneurship

By Vandana Prakash Nair During the months of February and March, participants of the Mitreeki Fashion Incubator Programme in Kenya focused on the practicalities of fashion […]
April 29, 2019

Indian pulses processors explore investment opportunities in East Africa

By Devika Jyothi SITA organised an investment promotion mission to East Africa  comprising four firms from India’s pulses sector from 2 to 9 March 2019. Apart […]
April 4, 2019

ITC at BAPA+40: The Power of International Value Chains in the Global South

By Vandana Prakash Nair ITC participated in the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 20th-22nd March 2019. At […]
April 3, 2019

SITA facilitates five-day training in natural dyeing for Kenyan and Ugandan artisans

By Devika Jyothi SITA organised a training session in natural dyeing in association with Moi University, Kenya for a total of 18 participants from Kenya and […]
March 28, 2019

SITA facilitates hand-weaving training for Kenyan artisans

By Devika Jyothi Twenty Kenyan weavers, including 12 women artisans, participated in a six-day hand-weaving training in Nairobi. The training was organised in collaboration  with  the  […]
March 26, 2019

SITA Promotes East African leather at the India International Leather Fair

By Vandana Prakash Nair SITA led a delegation of 10 East African tanneries from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to the India International Leather Fair (IILF) […]
February 18, 2019

SITA launches Mitreeki Fashion Incubator Programme to skill East African designers

By Devika Jyothi SITA launched Mitreeki’s 10-month Fashion Incubator Programme in Nairobi. Nineteen Kenyan female fashion designers participated in the first module held from 14-22 January […]