The African delegation consisting of Mr. Micahael Werikhe Kafabusa - Honorable Minister of State for Trade, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives, The Republic of Uganda, Mr. Yassin Awale - Leather Sector Advisor –Kenya, Mr. Wondo Legesse - Director General, Leather Industry Development Institute, Ethiopia, Ms. Jarmila Sarda Souckova-SITA Investment, Export, General, Switzerland, Mr. Assan - Secretary, AISTHIMA visited Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Chennai campus on 13th July 2018.
The delegation received a warm welcome from the entire staff of the Institute.
The purpose of the visit of the delegation was to study the significant contribution of FDDI in the growth mechanism of MSME’s & SME’s engaged in the Indian Leather Industry.
The delegation visited the Pilot Plant which includes Cutting, Closing, Component, Lasting and Finishing Workshops, and was briefed by the concerned HoD about the latest machinery, electronic and CAD/CAM based design support.
During the visit, Mr. Michael Werikhe Kafabusa inaugurated the Leather Goods and Accessory Department (LGAD).
The delegation enquired about the curriculum development process of the Institute, methodologies of promoting training programs among the industry, programs and services offered by the FDDI, and the placement activities of the Institute etc.
The delegation was impressed with the latest machinery, electronic and CAD/CAM based design support present in the institute which is also capable to assist those who want to set up their own industry and to help the organization to grow the business.