I am happy to inform that the High Commission of India will be organising the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day on Thursday, 17 January 2019, from 1830 hrs onwards at the High Commission of India premises.
- Training or capacity building is one of the major activities under ITEC. The professionals and people from developing countries are offered unique training courses, both civilian and defence, in different centres of excellence in India which empower them with not just professional skills, but prepare them for an increasingly globalized world. ITEC is the flagship programme of the Indian Government’s capacity building effort, not only because of its magnitude and wide geographical coverage but also for innovative forms of technical cooperation. The ITEC programme is a visible symbol of India’s role and contribution to South-South cooperation. India remains a staunch proponent and practitioner of South-South Cooperation which constitutes a fundamental pillar of India’s foreign policy and diplomacy.
- Nigeria is offered 200 ITEC civilian training slots every year. In the year 2017-18alone, 139 Nigerian officials attended short to medium term civilian ITEC training programmes in diverse subjects ranging from IT to Parliamentary studies. In addition to ITEC, several Nigerian officials undergo short-term training programmes in India under India-Africa Forum Summit-III every year.
- I am writing to invite your media organisation to cover theITEC Day event, which will be held at 1830 hrs on Thursday, 17 January 2019 at the High Commission of India,364, Cadastral Zone, Central Business Area (CBD), FCT, Abuja (Nigeria).