Project Description

Title: Enhancing the Textile Industry Value Chain in the EAF

Project Location: Kenya and selected ACTIF countries

The objective of this project was to assist the African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF) integrate the Regional Textile Project for improved institutional capacity and to enhance the regional textile value chain across the federation’s member countries covering the COMESA, SADC and EAC trading blocks. Project outcomes included: strengthening the textile and garment supply chain through value addition, capacity building, productivity improvements, quality enhancements and regional integration.

The assignment involved:

  • Strengthening the capacity of ACTIF and selected national textile apex IOs to offer member support including training services to both their members and the private sector;
  • Reviewing production processes in selected enterprises with a view to improving members’ competitiveness;
  • Promoting regional integration, technology transfer and partnerships to support the development of a regional textile value chain;
  • Enhancing the sustainability of ACTIF by generating useful industry information.