The Regional Design Studio Project has got flagship from The 19th COMESA Heads of State and Governments Summit held on 19th of October 2016 in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
The Summit decision emphasized the importance of the RDS for the Region and for Africa at large. This will, in turn, gives confidence for member States, stakeholders, and funding partners to fully engage towards realizing the establishment and realization of the RDS.
It is to be recalled that the Establishment of the COMSec LLPI Regional Design Studio was officially launched in May 2016 in Mombasa, Kenya. The RDS was initiated by COMESA-Leather and Leather Products Institute jointly with the Commonwealth Secretariat.