Sharing knowledge is key to mutual growth: India

By Ians

India believes in sharing knowledge and learning from the experiences of other countries to bring about mutual growth, Indian High Commissioner K. Jeeva Sagar said here.

Opening a five-day executive development programme (EDP) in Ghana's capital Tuesday, Sagar hoped the training "would result in better understanding of business climate and opportunities in both the countries and further expansion of trade and investment".

The EDP for International Business, designed by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), forms part of the decisions taken at the India-Africa Forum Summit in 2008, and would be conducted in various African countries over the next five years. It will culminate in the establishment of a Pan-African India Africa Institute of Foreign Trade (IAIFT) at Kampala, Uganda.


Deputy Rector of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Samuel Nii-Noi Ashong, who jointly opened the programme, hoped that this interaction would lead to institutional-level cooperation between GIMPA and IIFT and facilitate exchange of programmes and faculty.

Sharing knowledge-a key to mutual growth

Biswajit Nag, faculty member of the IIFT, said since its founding 50 years ago, the institute had received wide international recognition.

He said, under the mandate of the India Africa Forum Summit, IIFT conducted EDPs all over Africa, which were received with tremendous enthusiasm everywhere. The EDP in Accra is being attended by more than 50 participants ranging from CEOs, managing directors and other senior executives of various establishments to officers from the ministries of trade and industry, foreign affairs and regional integration, transport and justice.

The topics that will be discussed during the programme include Globalisation and Trade Policy, Economic Diplomacy, World Trade Environment, Consumer Behaviour Analysis in International Business, WTO Framework (both agricultural and non-agricultural), Global Supply Chain and Logistics and International Production Network and Managing International Projects.

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