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Greening Kenya’s Special Economic Zones and Industrial Parks Stakeholder's Consultation Workshop 15th Sept, 2016

A stakeholder’s workshop on Greening Kenya’s special economic zones (SEZs) and Industrial Parks (IPs) was held on 15th September 2016 at the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) conference center in Athi River. The workshop was organized by UNEP IETC and KIRDI, in partnership with the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives.

Textile Training on Product Development and Improvement

The training was designed for entrepreneurs in the area of textile apparels and accessories. 


The training covered basic principles of product development, pattern making, quality assurance, product costing, packaging and overall marketing activities geared towards making a product successful in the market.

Cleaner Production Training in Leather Manufacture

KIRDI in liaison with Kenya Leather Industry Development Project (KLIDP) and IL&FS Cluster Development Initiative Ltd scheduled and conducted training and transferred relevant skills on Cleaner Production in leather manufacture to the local tanners to enhance and safeguard our environment. The training took place at KIRDI's premises in South C Nairobi.



Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is the National Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation Institution established in 1979 as a multidisciplinary Institution to conduct Research and Development in Industrial and Allied Technologies.

Vision: To be a Centre of Excellence in Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation
Mission: To undertake Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation and disseminate findings that will have positive impact on National Development

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KIRDI Head Quarters

South C Campus - Popo Rd. Off Mombasa Rd. 

P.O. Box 30650-00100

Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel:  +254-20-6003842
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