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Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6108066785986917382

Above is the recording of the webinar organized by the Embassy of India in Dakar as per following details:


Subject: Various platforms from India for Development Partnership

Background details: May see  AmritMahotsav Celebrations Sep 2021 | Development Partnership | PM Modi’s 10 Principles guiding India’s engagement with Africa  | ITEC  | eITEC | ICCR Scholarships   | as also use key-word searchable tool at Embassy website e.g. ITEC | Also useful is Embassy’s Trade and Economic Facilitation page.

Date: 16 September 2021

Time: 1030 Hrs GMT  = 1600 Hrs IST

Language: English (English translation of French and Portuguese interventions would be provided by the Embassy)

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Format/ Program*: as below-





DPA (Development Partnership Administration), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Special video released  on the occasion of ITEC Day on 15 September: kindly do see this short 8 minute video: link here

(all the webinar attendees are requested to see the video on their respective computers accessing it at the  link here).



Welcome address

Ambassador G V Srinivas



Developmental projects

Sandeep Sood, First Secretary, Embassy of India, Dakar



ITEC/ eITEC/ Higher Education/ ICCR Scholarships/ eVBAB

Rakesh Kawra, First Secretary, Embassy of India, Dakar


EDCIL (Educational Consultants India Ltd)

Higher Education in India



Webinar attendees

QnA / comments

(Please add your questions and comments here and organizer would read them out during the webinar).



Trade and Economic Open House

Ambassador G V Srinivas



Consular, Passport, Visa: Open House



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Prime Minister’s address at Parliament of Uganda during his State Visit to Uganda

-India's engagement with Africa to be guided by 10 principle:


1.    One, Africa will be at the top of our priorities. We will continue to intensify and deepen our engagement with Africa. As we have shown, it will be sustained and regular.

2.    Two, our development partnership will be guided by your priorities. It will be on terms that will be comfortable for you, that will liberate your potential and not constrain your future. We will rely on African talent and skills. We will build as much local capacity and create as many local opportunities as possible.

3.    Three, we will keep our markets open and make it easier and more attractive to trade with India. We will support our industry to invest in Africa.

4.    Four, we will harness India’s experience with digital revolution to support Africa’s development; improve delivery of public services; extend education and health; spread digital literacy; expand financial inclusion; and mainstream the marginalised.

5.    This will not just be our partnership to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals, but also to equip the youth of Africa for their place in the digital age.

6.    Five, Africa has 60 per cent of the world’s arable land, but produces just 10 per cent of the global output. We will work with you to improve Africa’s agriculture.

7.    Six, our partnership will address the challenges of climate change. We will work with Africa to ensure a just international climate order; to preserve our biodiversity; and, adopt clean and efficient energy sources.

8.    Seven, we will strengthen our cooperation and mutual capabilities in combating terrorism and extremism; keeping our cyberspace safe and secure; and, supporting the UN in advancing and keeping peace;.

9.    Eight, we will work with African nations to keep the oceans open and free for the benefit of all nations. The world needs cooperation and not competition in the eastern shores of Africa and the eastern Indian Ocean. That is why India’s vision of Indian Ocean Security is cooperative and inclusive, rooted in security and growth for all in the region.

10.         Nine, and, this is especially important to me: as global engagement in Africa increases, we must all work together to ensure that Africa does not once again turn into a theatre of rival ambitions, but becomes a nursery for the aspirations of Africa’s youth.

11.         Ten, Just as India and Africa fought colonial rule together, we will work together for a just, representative and democratic global order that has a voice and a role for one-third of humanity that lives in Africa and India. India's own quest for reforms in the global institutions is incomplete without an equal place for Africa. That will be a key purpose of our foreign policy.