A partnership MoU which is designed and initiated by Ministry of Science and Technology and organized by Leather Industry development Institute (LIDI). The signatories are the Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology-EiTEX, Bahir Dar Poly Technique College, Bahir Dar Tannery, Habesha Tannery, and leather and leather products small and medium enterprises from Bahir Dar. The focuses of the MoU are education and training, joint research, internship and externship programs. This collaboration forum is one of the seventeen strategic forums in the textile, leather metal and related collaborations designed by the Ministry of the Industry. EiTEX will be strengthening its capacity through the emphasized areas of collaboration in addition of discharging its responsibility as a coordinator of this regional establishment.