Chinese government provides training for new leather technology for students from African countries
Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Industry, mining, construction (Code: 320)
Scholarships/training in the donor country
In June 2008, the Chinese government paid for the students from 36 countries, including Kenya, to come to Beijing to learn how to turn cattle hides into finished leather using the latest technology. The countries participating include Tanzania, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and more from South America and Asia. China's Ministry of Commerce funded students' flights, accommodation, month-long training course and visits to local tanneries. The training was to last for one month.
There is no evidence the training was cancelled or interrupted, so it is assumed to be completed.
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Implementing agencies [Type]
China Leather and Footwear Industry Research Institute [Other]