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Celebration of ITEC Day -2022

Posted on: September 23, 2022 | Back | Print

The Embassy of India organised a function to mark 58 glorious years of the Indian Technical Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme. Koffi N’Guessan, Minister of Technical Education, Vocational Training & Apprenticeship was the Chief Guest. Around 110 ITEC Alumni, attended the event.

Launched on 15 September 1964, ITEC is a Government of India’s flagship programme aimed at sharing India’s own development experiences with fellow developing countries on the basis of partnership and cooperation for mutual benefit. It is a demand driven programme with primary focus on capacity building targeted towards skill development and professionalism of the trainees in their respective fields of activity. Today, the ITEC programme proudly claims to have reached out to more than 200,000 beneficiaries in 160 partner countries.  

ITEC, provides technical assistance, training/capacity building opportunities to partner countries in a range of fields including IT, banking, administration, audit, scientific to both civil and defence personnel. New courses are also added to keep pace with the changes and technological advancements in various fields. Even during the pandemic, India reached out to its partner countries through e-ITEC programmes (Online training programmes).

In his address, the Ambassador Sailas Thangal remarks that Development cooperation has always played a central role in India’s foreign policy. He highlighted that the Embassy of India regularly shares details of upcoming ITEC training programmes with the local authorities for their optimum utilization. He said government of India provides 100 ITEC slots to Ivorian every year and urged the Ivorian government to take full advantage of these courses, both online and in physical format, to upgrade skills of its workforce, which would positively contribute to the participants’ career progression and the overall growth and development of the organization in line with the country’s National Vision 2030.

Addressing the gathering Minister, HE Koffi N’Guessan, expressed deep appreciations of the government of Cote d’Ivoire to the Government of India for their generosity and readiness to share India’s developmental experiences. He also encouraged Ivorian officials and media personnel present on the occasion to spread the info about these training opportunities so that more Ivorian can participate to enhance their skill and positively contribute to the nation building process.

The event concluded with a light refreshment arranged by the Embassy of India.



23 September 2022.