The Technical University of Kenya (TUK) in collaboration with State Department for Livestock Development (SDL), Tanners Association of Kenya (TAK) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD will hold a one-day workshop on Eco-Tanning processes along the leather value chain in Kenya and the East African Region on Monday November 20, 2023, at the Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel (located on 6th Muranga Road, Off Moi Avenue) in Nairobi, Kenya.
This workshop is organized under the Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP) Programme, established by the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), and is implemented in partnership with UNCTAD. This event responds to the Kenya Government’s Leather sector development priorities.
The workshop will address the challenges faced by the Leather value chain players in adopting sustainable leather tanning practices both locally and internationally. The workshop will be spearheaded by key leather tanning stakeholders including tanners, the regulating authorities, the academia and donors led by UNCTAD representatives.
The Workshop Coordinator is Dr. George Okwadha of the School of Civil & Resource Engineering.