Kenyan designer has high hopes for Africa's fashion industry

Akinyi Odongo. Photo: UN

When it comes to fashion, interior design and art, Africa is "the place to be."

That belief has been expressed by Kenyan designer Akinyi Odongo who is calling for greater assistance for creative people on the continent, particularly women.

Ms Odongo has received support from the UN trade body, UNCTAD, and the International Trade Centre (ITC), which runs an initiative that connects women-owned businesses with global markets.

Dianne Penn caught up with Ms Odongo when she stopped by UN Radio during a recent visit to New York to participate in a fashion showcase.

Duration: 2'27

 

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