Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) has signed an agreement with Ethiopian government for technology upgradation and promotion of quality education, research and development.
"The total cost of intervention is USD 4 million and similar kind of interventions for other countries like South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Nigeria, etc, are in the pipe line," FDDI Managing Director Rajeev Lakhara told PTI.
The institute has also provided overseas training and consultancy in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Sudan, he said.
"The institute's strong alliance with leading international institutions / organisations ensures international level of training on the campus and extends the scope of students / faculty exchange programme in order to equip them to meet the challenges. So far, FDDI has been able to achieve 100 per cent job placement record," he claimed.
The Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) has allotted 10 acres of land to the institute at Ankleshwar and and the construction of the campus is underway.
FDDI, established in 1986 by the Union Ministry of Commerce, provides specialised programmes in footwear design, creative designing of footwear, leather goods and accessories.