Journal of Africa Leather and Leather Products Advances <p>JALLPA is broad-based open access Journal publishing body, founded on two key talents: To publish the most exciting researches with respect to the subjects of our functional activity in the leather sector. To provide a rapid turn-around time possible for reviewing and publishing and To disseminate the articles freely for teaching, research, building competences etc. JALLPA is dedicated and synonymous with innovation; in making viable and standard research articles available to the academic community whilst breaking the inherent barriers of high publication fees and long turn around periods in the research article publication process. Our aim is to provide a platform where researchers, practitioners and industrialist can easily and freely access research information and also render the academic community results of their innovative researches and findings.</p> <p>The Journal is referenced by the following:</p> <ul> <li class="show">CrossRef</li> <li class="show">Google Scholar</li> </ul> en-US (Prof. Mekonnen Hailemariam) (Awlachew Sintie) Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0300 OJS 60 A Review on the Importance of Developing Evidence-Based Curriculum to Revitalize Leather Based Training <p>The review paper attempts to focus on the circumstances the leather sector is experiencing in aspects of declining skilled workforce, apathy on enrolling numbers of students and diverted focus of higher education institutions to conduct other courses and non-leather based research themes. In the process, four summarised thematic issues based on the problem reflected upon and critical questions identified. The review subsequently identified that our approach to training and set up of programmes in HE lacks&nbsp; Evidence-Based Curriculum and this has preambles the issues experienced in the various value chain stratums’ at national, regional and global level and impacts. Therefore, the review study evaluates what type of assumptions, theories and methodologies could assist in revitalising the leather sector training goals and incentivise learning and teaching in HE institutions globally. Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI) studies the Africa scenario with the learnt experience therein reflecting and providing replicable recommendations for a global platform. However, the study is a ‘tip of the iceberg’ that intends to stimulate discussion in a situation that is worsening and negatively impacting the leather sector worldwide. Conspicuously, constraining factors requiring further research is the need to determine if resolving challenges associated with evidence related to curriculum development, would positively impact on adequacy of professional skilled capacity, improve enrollment rates at HE and tertiary&nbsp; and deter apathetic aspects of various institutions on Rand D. Indeed, as a positive gesture in Africa is that many countries have established policies that identify leather as a priority sector and depicts this study relevant is sustaining the intended progress for the national, regional and global leather value chain. Thusly, in Africa, in particular, the support for successful implementation of evidence-based curricula would lead to specialised skills development that assists the continent to transform its set goals in the realms of highly specialised education and preparedness to globalisation.</p> Mwinyikione Mwinyihija, Prof. ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0300