SITA Publications

Recent Publications by SITA

SITA regularly produces reports and guides to support its work in East Africa. Below is a repository of all of SITA recent reports and technical papers.

Going for Green: Sustainability Solutions for East Africa’s Textile and Leather Sectors

International fashion brands want to be sustainable, so they need their suppliers to comply to sustainability standards. SITA’s Going for Green report looks at sustainability solutions that support East African suppliers to make the transition, so that they can sell both inputs and finished goods to international markets. The technical paper was launched at Going4Green 2021, with textile companies from the region and high level policy-makers.

Renewable Energy in East Africa: Textile Sector Learnings from the Indian Experience

With private and public investment, the hurdles that have thwarted large-scale deployment of renewables in East Africa can be overcome. SITA has launched this report on the state and future of renewables in the textile sector, based on Textile Sector Learnings from the Indian Experience, at Going4Green 2021.

Access to Finance Guide for East African Businesses

SITA identified access to finance as a major barrier facing entrepreneurs, it reduces their capacity and therefore propensity for growth. For example, some East African MSMEs lack the finances to move towards sustainability; once sustainable, they can then access international markets and get profits to pay back loans or give investors their return. SITA created an Access to Finance Guide, which was launched at TextilesExchange 2021 in a high-level webinar and which forms the basis of SITA’s numerous training sessions on this topic.

Technology Upgradation in East Africa’s Textiles and Apparel Sector: Facing the Future

To unlock the full potential of East Africa’s Textile and Apparel sector, steps need to be taken to support technological advancement. But what are the barriers? To establish which steps will be most effective, SITA consulted 112 of approximately 190 manufacturing companies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The technical paper was launched at ITME Africa in December 2020.