Voices of SITA

June 1, 2021

Green energy in the textile industry: The case of Tamil Nadu, India

Partnerships are key to driving the uptake of renewables for industrial use. In Tamil Nadu, India, the textile industry, state and central governments joined hands to […]
May 17, 2021

Four years of Mitreeki: how SITA has translated big ideas into tangible results for 300 women-led businesses in East Africa

Women entrepreneurs represent a wealth of untapped potential to contribute to Sustainable Development Goals, including the growth of developing economies. To support women-entrpreneurs in the most impactful way possible, SITA conceived of the Mitreeki model. Based on a synergistic East Africa - India Partnership, Mitreeki  supports women in key sectors to develop their businesses.
April 2, 2021

Fashion for Development: SITA’s incubator programme trains 41 African fashionpreneurs on the art of designing and producing a cohesive collection

The third edition of SITA’s Mitreeki Fashion Incubator Programme has recently drawn to a close, having provided context-specific training and coaching to 41 East African fashionpreneurs. The mostly-women business leaders were trained on all aspects of running a successful fashion business. Crucially, they are trained on designing a cohesive collection, the building blocks for which are: (1) knowing their brand identity, (2) understanding their strengths and constraints, and (3) having a systematic methodology for the creative process.
March 30, 2021

Working towards SDG 8: How SITA programme has empowered 41 East African Fashion entrepreneurs to grow and develop their businesses in the midst of the pandemic

Women-led businesses are growing in Africa. Capturing their potential and supporting their development contributes directly to sustainable development, particularly via SDG 8.