Largest ever India-Africa Conclave in New Delhi
India and Africa together accounts for a huge market of 2.2 billion people with a combined GDP of more than $3 trillion. India is Africa's fourth-largest trading partner and a significant investor across the continent. Over the years the bilateral cooperation has diversified across several sectors such as agriculture, education, health, skill building and infrastructure.
At the 9th three-day CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership from March 17, the largest ever India-Africa business meet will have a total of 630 overseas delegates, including 39 Mps. Starting March 17 they will discuss 500 projects close to $70 billion. Cameroon will be the guest country and Ethiopia the focus country at the three-day event.
In recent years, India’s development partnership with Africa has expanded considerably both in geographical spread and sectoral coverage. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has set up Development Partnership Aministration (DPA) to bring under one umbrella the entire range of external developmental assistance and to manage more efficiently the formulation, appraisal, implementation and evaluation of projects.
"The Ministry is also exploring innovative models of partnership with Indian business and industry, so that we can combine development assistance with their commercial perspectives to create assets that would have a larger developmental impact in our partner countries," senior
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