Technical Assistance Database: Activity Details

Title: Mission for a Feasibility Study of a Branding Project for “Taita Basket” in Kenya
Description: JICA has been supporting the OVOP program in several countries in Africa including in Kenya and Rwanda. The target product of the branding project in Rwanda is also expected to be selected from those supported by the OVOP program. It is therefore in the same vein that the Regional Bureau for Africa consulted with JICA which suggested to the Regional Bureau for Africa to seek a possibility of launching a branding project for “Taita Baskets” in Kenya in view of its potential, which is another product which is supported by the OVOP program. “Taita Basket” is a kind of sisal basket made by women in Taita Taveta County, in the coast region of Kenya. The basket is laboriously crafted by hand twisted thin sisal fiber in traditional weaving style. It has a finer mesh with unique designs of weaving which are distinct from other Kenyan sisal baskets.
Type: Mission
IP Subject Area: Industrial Property
WIPO Sector: Division for Africa
Date From: 21/09/2015 - 25/09/2015
Venue City: Nairobi
Venue/Host Country: Kenya
Activity held in Language: English

Beneficiary / Participant Countries

Country Name No. of Members / Participants
Kenya 2
Total Number of Participants:  2

Owner / Requester

Owner / Requester Name Owner / Requester Type
World Intellectual Property Organization IGO


Organizer Name Organizer Type
World Intellectual Property Organization IGO
Japan Patent Office Member State / IP Office