Solidaridad Ethiopia releases new tender for waste training project

Ethiopia
Published:  15 September, 2022

Solidaridad Networks, Ethiopia Office has been implementing a LISEC green jobs project aimed at strengthening social cohesion by supporting local economic and social development initiatives.

This project, implemented along with partner organisations, will especially benefit women and youths living in the Modjo area of Ethiopia. To achieve this goal, the project office in Ethiopia seeks to engage with globally renowned international research, academic and training institutions to outsource some activities. Solidaridad is looking forward to working with you in the listed areas under these terms of reference (ToRs).

This is a ToR for an overseas-based international research and/or training institution for the provision of practical training on tannery waste utilisation and conversion into valuable product/s for selected leather experts.

Background

With 50 years of experience globally in facilitating the development of socially responsible, ecologically sound and profitable supply chains, Solidaridad is a frontrunner in the area of sustainable economic development. Solidaridad is a global civil society organization that provides market-driven solutions for sustainable production practices across different supply chains. We envision a world in which all we produce, and all we consume, can sustain us while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations.

Our mission is to bring together supply chain players and engage them with innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefit for all stakeholders. Solidaridad Ethiopia is currently implementing initiatives in the cotton, textile, leather & coffee commodities in collaboration with the Ethiopian government and private sector partners & stakeholders.

Solidaridad established a country office in Ethiopia in November 2015 with registration # 3531. The office re-registered on July 11, 2019, under the CSO proclamation 1113/2019. Currently, Solidaridad Ethiopia, with other two consortium members, has been undertaking an EU-funded project called LISEC-JOBS. The main objective of the project is to strengthen social cohesion by supporting local economic and social development initiatives, especially for women and young people living in the Modjo area, and enhance industrial and labour relations. 

Specific objectives of the project are: to improve skills and access to decent and green (self) employment opportunities for youth/women and nearby communities around leather industries, to improve the capacities of tanneries and other leather actors in waste management and manufacturing practices and to improve social cohesion in Modjo and nearby communities. 

In an effort to realise the broader objective of the project initiatives, Solidaridad Network, Ethiopia office is currently working towards strengthening the overall technical knowledge and understanding of the core project actors and beneficiaries on the theories, best practices and other elements and/or aspects of tannery solid waste management and its conversion into valuable products. 

To this end, the project office in Ethiopia seeks to engage global renowned international research and/or academic (training) institutions to carry out detailed a training needs assessment and, based on the assessment, conduct tailor-made training of trainers (ToTs) so as to enhance the knowledge and skills of key industrial operators and leather processing experts.