Embassy of India


all stakeholders (governments both national and regional/ state, embassy, trade and industry including chambers and export promotion councils)

to actively participate in India-Senegal bilateral relations conference

organized as part of Republic Day Celebrations 2020 and

to build mutually beneficial linkages between Indian States and Senegalese Regions

(there will be interpretation French-English-French)

scheduled on 31 January 2020

from 1700-1900 Hrs

at Hotel Radisson Blue, Dakar


1.      (roughly five minutes per speaker, including interpretation time.

2.      The above would ensure that we, beginning at 5 PM, leave some time for QnA/Comments and finish latest by 6:55 PM, in time for the ensuing reception beginning at 7 PM.

3.      For ideas on active participation, please see https://asp.embassyofindiadakar.gov.in/eoiaspHtml/tnestatesparticipate.htm

4.      Detailed papers are received beforehand are included at https://asp.embassyofindiadakar.gov.in/eoiaspHtml/tnestatespapers.htm

5.      Given the time constraint and concept of the program, power point presentations would not be possible. The program wishes to have direct conversation among all those present with an eye on way forward. )


Anchor: Ms Yashika Mehta, Second Secretary, Embassy of India
: Ms Yande, Ms Binette and Ms Kahdy, Embassy of India




1.      Welcome remarks

G V Srinivas, Ambassador of India 


2.      Living in Harmony with nature: protecting forests, lakes, rivers and wild life

Video message from Dr. Krishna Ravi Srinivas, Consultant, RIS (Research and Information System for Developing Countries) and Managing Editor, Asian Biotechnology and Development Review


3.      Sustainable development

Cheikh Ndiaye SYLLA, Cabinet Director, Ministry of Environment and sustainable development, Senegal


4.      Macro – economic overview of Senegal: interesting insights for Indian companies

Assane Diop, CRM in charge of Indian companies in ORA bank  portfolio


5.      Why Senegal?

Karthik Mallipatna, Five Rivers Senegal Sarl


6.      Municipal Development

Mme. Ndèye Ngoné SY, Director of Development and Partnerships, Municipal Development Agency (ADM)


7.      eGovernance including smart cities, ICT in fintech

Video message from Mr Gagan Rai, CEO, NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited)


8.      Access to inclusive education and the impact of National identification programme

Mr. Gopa Kumar, Senior Vice President, NSDL


9.      E-Governance of urban transport

Mr Sandeep Kumar, Tracking Africa


10.  Electric transmission lines

Mr Nikhilesh K Gupta, Vice President, KEC


11.  Infrastructure: Shapoorji Pallonji interest areas in Senegal

Mr. Sudhir Gupta, Regional Head, Shapoorji Pallonji


12.  Infrastructure and connectivity: Afcons strengths

Mr. Parag Bhargava, DGM Business Development, Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.


13.  Health care facilities in India

Video message from Apollo Hospitals following recently concluded negotiations with a delegation from Senegal


14.  Pharma collaboration: Avenues for growth

Mohd Suhail, Country Manager, Sun Pharma


15.  Healthy Hydration



16.  Human Resource Development

Mr Ousseynou Seck, Director, British Senegalese Institute for teaching English


17.  Leveraging Digital Learning for Strengthening Human Resource Capacity in Health, Education and Vocational Sectors in Senegal: Sharing Global Experiences from Empower

Ms Fatou Seck and Mr. Omar Toure from Empower and YALI


18.  QnA/Comments



19.  Vote of thanks

Sandeep Sood, Second Secretary (Commercial), Embassy of India


1.      All participants in the Conference are invited to Republic Day reception scheduled at the same hotel, viz., Hotel Radisson Blue, the same day, viz. 31 January 2020, from 1900-2100 Hrs.

2.      RSVP (must): please click here to send your response



The video with customized message (for Senegal) would be played during the conference; material available as of now is given below:








Regular corporate videos without any conference specific message would be played in a loop during the reception; material available towards this is given below:


InvestIndia merging India





Haryana Tourism

Haryana Tourism


Haryana/ surajkund 2019


Haryana/ Pinjore and Morni




(video with Atul)


(video with Atul)


(video with Atul)


Corporate video




Portfolio verticals


1.       Some of the above hiperlinks above may not work online as they refer to locally stored video.

2.       Only high definition video would be screened.

3.       If there is any error in the above, please inform amb.dakar@mea.gov.in along with details.