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Anup Kumar Das
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
http://anupkumardas.blogspot.in
ITEC Approaches to India-Afri...
India’s South-South Cooperation
• Soft Diplomacy approach
– Educational and Cultural Exchange
• Institutional and Individu...
Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation
(ITEC) Programme – Genesis
• ITEC was instituted on 15 September 1964.
• 15 Sept...
Sushma Swaraj during the
50th Year Celebration in 2014
said :
"The ITEC programme was
commenced in 1964 as an
expression o...
The Country spent
• 0.446 INR Millions in 1964-65
• 10 INR Millions in 1971-72
• 2.0 INR Billions in 2013-14
ITEC Programm...
ITEC Sister Programmes
• Special Commonwealth Assistance for Africa
Programme (SCAAP)
• Technical Cooperation Scheme of Co...
Beneficiary Countries in ITEC and SCAAP
Programmes
Subject-wise Distribution of ITEC-supported
Courses in 2014-15
Availability of ITEC-supported Long-duration
Courses in 2014-15
Teaching Institutions
African nationals get chance to learn from the Asia’s leading
brand of technical institutions in fac...
Teaching Long-term Courses
• M.Tech (Alternate Hydro Energy Systems), at Alternate Hydro Energy Centre, IIT-R, 2 years
• M...
ITEC-supported Institution Building in Africa
• ITEC facilitates institution building in African countries.
• “Ghana-India...
Other Notable Initiatives
• Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)-supported
Scholarships for PhD and Master’s Cours...
Conclusion
• India is supporting capacity development of budding
professionals located in developing countries and least-
...
References
• African Development Bank (2011). India’s Economic Engagement
with Africa.
• Chanana, Dweep (2009). India as a...
Thank you for your kind attention.
http://anupkumardas.blogspot.in
ITEC Approaches to India-Africa Intellectual Interactions for the 21st Century: An Assessment
ITEC Approaches to India-Africa Intellectual Interactions for the 21st Century: An Assessment
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ITEC Approaches to India-Africa Intellectual Interactions for the 21st Century: An Assessment

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The presentation titled "ITEC Approaches to India-Africa Intellectual Interactions for the 21st Century: An Assessment" gives an overview of the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme, which completed a successful journey of 50 years in 2014. It was presented at International Conference on Africa-Asia: A New Axis of Knowledge; Session: Innovative Technologies for an Engaging Classroom; on 24-26 September 2015, at Accra, Ghana.
Abstract: India has increasingly sought to expand its intellectual interactions with African nations and many other developing countries in the Global South through sustainable partnership approach. Its developmental partnership gets incredible impetus through its flagship Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme, setting 160 developing and least developing countries as its target beneficiaries. ITEC Programme helps in capacity building, skills development and manpower development in many key technical and specialized subject areas. This Programme also helps in enrichment of managerial and entrepreneurial knowledge of middle and top level professionals working in industries or public sector enterprises in those countries. Indian government also has entered into bilateral strategic partnership with countries in the Global South enabling them with more pervasive S&T cooperation in many emerging areas, such as renewable energy, information technology (IT), telecommunications and climate change.
ITEC Programme not only serves as key enabler in capacity building and skills development of African professionals, but also facilitates human development for the countries in transition. Many African countries have started the process of strengthening their democratic institutions such as independent election commission for conducting elections and selecting peoples’ representatives for their respective parliaments or local governments. Many African think tank institutions also collaborate with Indian counterparts for capability building of former’s public policymakers, policy analysts, journalists and legislators. Indian government-sponsored CV Raman International Fellowship Programme for African Researchers helps in enhancing collaborative scientific research in all major scientific and technological disciplines. Similarly, IndiAfrica Young Visionaries Fellowship expands social innovation potentials and entrepreneurships of the African entrepreneurs and innovators.
With this backdrop, this paper analyses possibilities and prospects of India-Africa intellectual interactions in structured diplomacy programmes. This paper will also map different aid instruments available with the Indian state for engaging with beneficiary countries, particularly which are resource-constrained in terms of availability of qualified manpower in emerging sectors.

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ITEC Approaches to India-Africa Intellectual Interactions for the 21st Century: An Assessment

  1. 1. Anup Kumar Das Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India http://anupkumardas.blogspot.in ITEC Approaches to India-Africa Intellectual Interactions for the 21st Century: An Assessment International Conference on Africa-asia: A New Axis of Knowledge Session: Innovative Technologies for an Engaging Classroom On 24-26 September 2015, at Accra, Ghana
  2. 2. India’s South-South Cooperation • Soft Diplomacy approach – Educational and Cultural Exchange • Institutional and Individual Capacity Building, Skills Development (SD), Manpower Development in many key technical and specialized subject areas. • Bilateral strategic partnership with countries in the Global South enabling them with more pervasive S&T cooperation in many emerging areas, such as renewable energy, information technology (IT), telecommunications and climate change. • SD Programmes help in enrichment of managerial and entrepreneurial knowledge of middle and top level professionals working in industries or public sector enterprises in those countries.
  3. 3. Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme – Genesis • ITEC was instituted on 15 September 1964. • 15 September is celebrated as ITEC Day every year. • Indian Union Cabinet noted in 1964 while approving the ITEC Programme: “A Programme of technical and economic cooperation is essential for the development of our relations with the other developing countries on the basis of partnership and cooperation for mutual benefit. It would also be a concrete manifestation of our resolve to contribute to the evolution of world community based on the inter-dependence of all its members in the attainment of their common goal for promoting the social and economic well-being of their people."
  4. 4. Sushma Swaraj during the 50th Year Celebration in 2014 said : "The ITEC programme was commenced in 1964 as an expression of India's solidarity with fellow developing countries of the south. It was started with the belief that developing countries should assist each other, since they traverse similar paths of development and their knowledge and experience would be especially relevant to other fellow developing countries".
  5. 5. The Country spent • 0.446 INR Millions in 1964-65 • 10 INR Millions in 1971-72 • 2.0 INR Billions in 2013-14 ITEC Programme – Present Status During 2013-14 • 10000 scholarship slots • 47 training institutes • 280 training courses
  6. 6. ITEC Sister Programmes • Special Commonwealth Assistance for Africa Programme (SCAAP) • Technical Cooperation Scheme of Colombo Plan (estb. 28 November 1950 ). • Presently ITEC and its associated programme SCAAP cover about 160 countries. • Pan-African e-Network project (2007).
  7. 7. Beneficiary Countries in ITEC and SCAAP Programmes
  8. 8. Subject-wise Distribution of ITEC-supported Courses in 2014-15
  9. 9. Availability of ITEC-supported Long-duration Courses in 2014-15
  10. 10. Teaching Institutions African nationals get chance to learn from the Asia’s leading brand of technical institutions in face-to-face long term postgraduate degree or diploma courses, at • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R), • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A), • Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), • International Management Institute (IMI), • National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NEUPA), • Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR).
  11. 11. Teaching Long-term Courses • M.Tech (Alternate Hydro Energy Systems), at Alternate Hydro Energy Centre, IIT-R, 2 years • M. Tech. (Environmental Management of Rivers and Lakes), at Alternate Hydro Energy Centre, IIT- R, 2 years • M. Tech (Water Resources Development) at Department of Water Resources Development and Management, IIT-R, 2 years • M. Tech (Irrigation Water Management) at Department of Water Resources Development and Management, IIT-R, 2 years • M. Tech (Hydrology) at Department of Hydrology, IIT-R, 2 years • P.G. Diploma (Water Resources Development) at Department of Water Resources Development and Management, IIT-R, 1 year • P.G. Diploma (Irrigation Water Management) at Department of Water Resources Development and Management, IIT-R, 1 year • P.G. Diploma (Hydrology) at Department of Hydrology, IIT-R, 2 years • International Diploma in Educational Planning and Administration at NEUPA, New Delhi, 6 months • ISEC Regular Course, at International Statistical Education Centre (ISEC), Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, 43 weeks • Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX), at IIM-A, 1 year • Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management, at IMI, New Delhi, 1 year 3 months (64 weeks) • Master’s Degree in Human Resource Planning and Development, at IAMR, New Delhi, 1 year • Post Graduate Diploma Course in Human Resource Planning and Development, at IAMR, New Delhi, 6 months.
  12. 12. ITEC-supported Institution Building in Africa • ITEC facilitates institution building in African countries. • “Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT” (AITI-KACE) [www.aiti-kace.com.gh], an advanced information technology institute, was established in 2003 through a partnership between the Government of Ghana and the Government of India. • This state-of-the-art facility provides a dynamic environment for innovation, teaching and learning as well as practical research on the application of ICT4D in Africa.
  13. 13. Other Notable Initiatives • Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)-supported Scholarships for PhD and Master’s Courses. • Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and India’s Ministry of Science & Technology supported PhD and Master’s Courses in Natural Sciences and Applied Sciences. • CV Raman International Fellowship Programme for African Researchers, since 2010. • INDIAFRICA Young Visionaries Fellowship , since 2012. • INDIAFRICA Business Venture Contest , since 2010.
  14. 14. Conclusion • India is supporting capacity development of budding professionals located in developing countries and least- developed countries in Africa and other regions. • India’s efforts help in retaining talents in African countries. • Supports in Foreign Direct Investment from India, as Indian joint venture companies require locally-available qualified manpower in technical areas. • India’s effort also help in Skills Development locally, by imparting a kind of training of trainers (ToT) courses. • Employment Generation locally. • “ITEC Alumni are our Goodwill Ambassadors”, and being supported in National Development in African Nations.
  15. 15. References • African Development Bank (2011). India’s Economic Engagement with Africa. • Chanana, Dweep (2009). India as an Emerging Donor. Economic and Political Weekly, 44 (12), 11-14. • Debate: India and the New ‘Resurgent Africa’. Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, 2012, 7 (1), 1-41. • McCormick, Dorothy (2008). China & India as Africa's New Donors: The Impact of Aid on Development. Review of African Political Economy, 35(115), 73-92. • Singh, Sushant K. (2007). India and West Africa: A Burgeoning Relationship. London: Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs. • Sridharan, K. (2002). Commercial Diplomacy and Statecraft in the Context of Economic Reform: The Indian Experience. Diplomacy & Statecraft, 13(2), 57-82.
  16. 16. Thank you for your kind attention. http://anupkumardas.blogspot.in

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