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10th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership
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·     India and Africa are taking their rightful places in the emerging world order. Stating this in his keynote address in the inaugural session of the three-day 10th CII-EXIM BANK Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership being organised in New Delhi, Mr Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, said that the 21st century will be the century of India, Asia and Africa.

Mr Sharma said the India-Africa partnership is “distinct and different”, exemplifying the spirit of South-South Cooperation. He urged the present generation to revisit the pages of history to remind itself of the greater goals that drive the India-Africa partnership. India has committed over $10 billion to Africa for infrastructural and development projects since the holding of the first and second India Africa Forum Summit meetings in 2008 and 2011, and is partnering in establishing 70 pan-African and regional institutions across Africa.

Mr Sharma cited agriculture and food security, healthcare and life sciences, infrastructure, energy and energy security, mining, and SME development as the priority areas for India-Africa partnerships. He made a special mention of the Buyers Credit that was introduced by his ministry for supporting Indian companies’ participation in African infrastructure projects.

Speaking about India’s technological progress, Mr Sharma said that India is now a global leader in ‘frugal innovation’ and a major R&D hub for Fortune 500 companies.

Referring to India’s key contributions to Africa’s healthcare sector, he said that India will stay committed to making available new generation life science products to Africa. India is also a world leader in the production of finished generics. 

·        Rt. Hon. Dr Motsoahae Thomas Thabane, Prime Minster of The Kingdom of Lesotho, said that India’s development model is most appropriate to African economies. He cited education and training, science and technology, infrastructure development, and agriculture and food security as areas that offer immense scope for India-Africa partnerships.

Mr Thabane said that while the concessional lines of credit extended by the Government of India to Africa have played a key role in Africa’s development, there is a need for innovative ways to fully utilise the lines of credit to meet Africa’s future development needs.

Mr Thabane also said the lines of credit should be structured according to the development stage of each recipient country, and he urged India to increase the grant element and extend the repayment period.

 

·      Ms Arancha Gonzales, Executive Director, International Trade Centre, said in her address that in the emerging global order, countries need to focus on private sector development and comparative advantage as transformative tools. 

Ms Gonzales urged India and Africa to direct sharper focus on SME development and cooperation in the broader framework of India-Africa cooperation. She said that Africa’s SME sector could leverage the experiences of India’s SME development in the services sector. Citing this, she said the success of ‘Incredible India!’ promotion could inspire an ‘Amazing Africa’ initiative.

 

·     Mr Yaduvendra Mathur, Chairman & Managing Director, Export-Import Bank of India, said, that India’s role in Africa’s capacity building will increasingly focus on areas like agriculture, private sector development, infrastructure development and manufacturing growth.

Mr Mathur said that about $5 billion worth of projects have been planned under the Buyers Credit that was introduced by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. He also said that EXIM Bank of India is in dialogue with the African Development Bank for the sharing of project development expertise.

·     Mr Noel Tata, Chairman, CII Africa Committee and Managing Director, Tata International Ltd, said, the committee is focused on promoting bilateral partnerships in areas such as agriculture, pharma and healthcare, mining, power and energy, transportation, SME development and skill development.

 

·        Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII, said in his opening remarks that over the last nine editions of the Conclave 985 projects worth $172 billion have been discussed. As many as 4,684 delegates from Africa and 4,292 delegates from India have participated in the nine previous editions.

 

·        At the session, a CII-McKinsey Report on “Joining hands to unlock Africa’s potential – A new Indian industry-led approach to Africa” and an EXIM Bank of India report on ‘Enhancing India’s trade with SADC’ were released.

 

·       Three MoU were also signed at the end of the session, between International Trade Centre and CII; International Trade Centre and UK Department for International Development; and EXIM Bank and Government of Republic of Congo.

 
Description

The 10th CII EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership held from 9 - 11 March 2014 in New Delhi. The Conclave was supported by Ministry of Commerce & Industry and the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

Over the past nine editions, senior leaders from Africa have addressed the CII EXIM Bank Conclave which has given a new strategic direction to India-Africa relations. H.E. Vice President of Burundi (2007), H E Vice President of Tanzania (2008), H E Vice Prime Minister of Mauritius (2009), H.E. Vice President of Ghana (2010), H.E. Prime Minister of Togo (2010 & 2011) H.E. Prime Minister of Mozambique (2011) H.E. Vice President of Zimbabwe (2012) H.E. Prime Minister of Central African Republic (2012) and Prime Ministers of Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea Bissau; Vice Presidents of Burundi, Liberia, Uganda and Zambia and Vice Prime Minister of Central African Republic. (2013); and a host of Hon’ble Ministers have participated at the Conclaves.

The essence of the CII Conclave has been to encourage Indian exporters to access the African countries and increase their presence in the region. A measure of success is the increasing participation level at the event. The other measure is the number of MOUs that are signed and the value of projects that are discussed. 1985 projects worth USD 172.25 billion have been discussed in the 9 past editions.

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India, Africa are asserting their rightful places on global economic landscape: Anand Sharma
India Africa Project Partnership - A background shared by Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee, DG, CII
Mr Noel N Tata, MD, Tata International Ltd at the Inaugural of the 10th CII- EXIM BANK Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership
Mr Yaduvendra Mathur, Chairman & MD, Export – Import Bank of India at the Inaugural session of the 10th CII- EXIM BANK Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership
Ms Arancha Gonzalez, ED, International Trade Centre at the Inaugural session of the 10th CII- EXIM BANK Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership
Rt. Hon. Dr Motsoahae Thomas Thabane, Prime Minister, The Kingdom of Lesotho at the Inaugural session of the 10th CII- EXIM BANK Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership
Hon’ble Mr Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce and Industry, GOI at the Inaugural session of the 10th CII- EXIM BANK Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership
Release of the CII-McKinsey Report on “Joining hands to unlock Africa’s potential - A new Indian industry-led approach to Africa”
Release of EXIM Bank study on “Enhancing India's Trade Relations with SADC”
Mr Noel N Tata, MD, Tata International Ltd on “Industrialisation in Africa : Role of Indian Private Sector”
Joining Hands to Unlock Africa’s Potential by Mr Rajat Gupta, Director, McKinsey & Co
Ms Maria Kiwanuka, Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Uganda on “Industrialisation in Africa : Role of Indian Private Sector”
Opportunities of Investment in Republic of Congo by Hon’ble Isidore Mvouba, Senior Minister, Charge of Industry, Republic of Congo
Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd on “Industrialisation in Africa : Role of Indian Private Sector”
Hon’ble Ms Maria Kiwanuka, Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Uganda on “Industrialisation in Africa : Role of Indian Private Sector”
Mr Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman & MD, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd on “Industrialisation in Africa : Role of Indian Private Sector”
Mr Manoj Kohli, MD, Bharti Enterprises on “Industrialisation in Africa : Role of Indian Private Sector”
Mr Noel N Tata, MD, Tata International Ltd on “Industrialisation in Africa : Role of Indian Private Sector”
Mr Shishir Priyadarshi, Director, Development Division, WTO on “India Development Cooperation Initiatives – The Road Ahead”
Mr Alok Kumar Sinha, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, GOI on “India Development Cooperation Initiatives – The Road Ahead”
Hon’ble Armando Inroga, Minister of Trade & Industry, Mozambique on “India Development Cooperation Initiatives – The Road Ahead”
Hon’ble Alie B Mansaray, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Sierra Leone on “India Development Cooperation Initiatives – The Road Ahead”
Mr Randson Mwadiwa, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Government of Malawi on “India Development Cooperation Initiatives – The Road Ahead”
Development Partnership and India-Africa Relations: Trends and Prospects by Dr Sachin Chaturvedi, Senior Fellow, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)
An open house discussion on “India Development Cooperation Initiatives - The Road Ahead”
Mr Naresh Trehan, Chairman & MD, Medanta - Medicity on “Delivering Affordable Healthcare Solutions for Africa”
Delivering Affordable Healthcare Solutions for Africa by Mr Ranjan Chakravarti, Head-Transformation & Business Consulting, Ranbaxy Ltd
Hon’ble Colonel Dr Remy Lamah, Minister of Health, Republic of Guinea on “Delivering Affordable Healthcare Solutions for Africa”
Mr A K Khanna, COO and Executive Director, Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd on “Delivering Affordable Healthcare Solutions for Africa”
Mr Nishant Saxena, CFO – South Africa, Cipla on “Delivering Affordable Healthcare Solutions for Africa”
An open house discussion on “Delivering Affordable Healthcare Solutions for Africa”
Mr S Kuppuswamy, Special Advisor, Shapoorji Pallonji Group of Companies on “Innovative Financing Architecture for Africa”
Hon’ble Ms Maria Kiwanuka, Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Uganda on “Innovative Financing Architecture for Africa”
Mr David Rasquinha, Executive Director, Export-Import Bank of India on “Innovative Financing Architecture for Africa”
Mr Theuns Ehlers, Head of Project Finance, Barclays Bank on “Innovative Financing Architecture for Africa”
Ms Gnekele Gnassingbe, Director- Mobilization of Resources and Finance, West African Development Bank (BOAD) on “Innovative Financing Architecture for Africa”
Mr Gift Simwaka, Regional Manager-Southern Africa, African Export-Import Bank on “Innovative Financing Architecture for Africa”
An open house discussion on “Innovative Financing Architecture for Africa”
Mr Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman & MD, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd on “Catalyzing Growth through Trade Facilitation”
Hon’ble Ms Claudine Munari, Minister of Trade, Republic of Congo on “Catalyzing Growth through Trade Facilitation”
Mr El-Smaih El-Siddig, Minister of Industry, Sudan on “Catalyzing Growth through Trade Facilitation”
Hon’ble Michael Bimha, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Zimbabwe on “Catalyzing Growth through Trade Facilitation”
Hon’ble Alie B Mansaray, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Sierra Leone on “Catalyzing Growth through Trade Facilitation”
Mr D S Dhesi, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GOI on “Catalyzing Growth through Trade Facilitation”
Mr Rajesh Aggarwal, Chief - Business & Trade Policy, International Trade Centre on “Catalyzing Growth through Trade Facilitation”
An open house discussion on “Catalyzing Growth through Trade Facilitation”
Mr Rajiv Wahi, Senior President, International Tractors Ltd on “Transforming Agriculture, Complementing for Growth”
Hon’ble José Pacheco, Minister of Agriculture, Mozambique on “Transforming Agriculture, Complementing for Growth”
Hon’ble Buri Mohamed Hamza, State Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Somalia on “Transforming Agriculture, Complementing for Growth"
Mr Sayaji Shinde, Associate VP – Project Marketing, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd on “Transforming Agriculture, Complementing for Growth”
Mr Sagar Kaushik, COO, UPL Ltd on “Transforming Agriculture, Complementing for Growth”
Mr Shyam Vembar, VP- Agri Business, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd on “Transforming Agriculture, Complementing for Growth”
Tools for Transforming Agriculture by Mr R K Agrawal, GM (Commercial), WAPCOS
Mr Vijay Agarwal, DGM, Angelique International Ltd on “Transforming Agriculture, Complementing for Growth”
A Panel Discussion on “Transforming Agriculture, Complementing for Growth”
An open house discussion on “Transforming Agriculture, Complementing for Growth”
Mr Rajiv Wahi, Senior President, International Tractors Ltd on “Transforming Agriculture, Complementing for Growth”
Mr Syamal Gupta, Special Advisor, Tata International Ltd on “India-West Africa Partnership - Opportunities Galore”
Hon’ble Bruno Nabagne Kone, Minister of Post & ITC, Cote d’Ivorie on “India-West Africa Partnership - Opportunities Galore”
Hon’ble Mrs Naha Mouknass, Minister of Commerce, Industry, Handicraft, Tourism, Mauritania on “India-West Africa Partnership - Opportunities Galore”
Hon’ble Moustafa Barka, Minister for Promotion of Investment and Private Initiative, Republic of Mali on “India-West Africa Partnership - Opportunities Galore”
Hon’ble Alma Oumarou, Minister of Commerce and Promotion of Private Sector, Niger on “India-West Africa Partnership - Opportunities Galore”
Mr Sanjiv Kohli, Joint Secretary (West Africa), Ministry of External Affairs, GOI on “India-West Africa Partnership - Opportunities Galore”
Mr Rajeev Mehrotra, Chairman and Managing Director, RITES Ltd on “Collaborating to Address Africa’s Infrastructure Challenges”
Rural Development and Wealth Creation by Mr Philip Bouverat, Director, JCB
Mr Prasad Kulkarni, GM – New Product Development, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd on “Collaborating to Address Africa’s Infrastructure Challenges”
Africa’s Infrastructure Challenges by Mr K Subrahmanian, VC & MD, AFCONS Infrastructure Ltd
Hon’ble Alain Akoula, Minister of Economic Zones, Republic of Congo on “Collaborating to Address Africa’s Infrastructure Challenges”
Infrastructure Scenario In India by Mr Suresh Kantroo, GM, Angelique International Ltd
Mr Rajeev Mehrotra, CMD, RITES on “Collaborating to Address Africa’s Infrastructure Challenges”
Mr Ajay Mathur, Executive Director, Steel Authority of India Ltd on “Economic Integration through Mining and Resource Mobilization”
Botswana: Our Pride, Your Destination by Hon’ble Keletso Rakhudu, Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry, Botswana
Economic Integration through Mining and Resource Mobilization by Mr Hervinder Singh, Sr. VP - Mining, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd
Mr Alfred Mpouho, Deputy General Secretary, Ministry of Mining, Industry and Tourism, Gabon on “Economic Integration through Mining and Resource Mobilization"
Mr Robert Appelbaum, Partner, Webber Wentzel on “Economic Integration through Mining and Resource Mobilization”
Mr Ajay Mathur, Executive Director, Steel Authority of India Ltd on “Economic Integration through Mining and Resource Mobilization”
Mr R K Gupta, CMD, WAPCOS on “Partnership for Energy and Sustainable Development”
Hon’ble Dr Moeketsi Majoro, Minister of Development Planning, Lesotho on “Partnership for Energy and Sustainable Development”
Mr Boubacar Keita, Deputy MD, Mega Projects, Republic of Guinea on “Partnership for Energy and Sustainable Development”
Partnership for Energy and Sustainable Development by Mr Bharat Rohra, President & CEO Africa Power Projects, Jindal Steel & Power
Sustainable Power India-Africa Partnership by Mr Prassana Sarambale, Group VP, Sterling & Wilson (SP Group Company)
India-Africa Partnership in Energy Sector by Mr Vinay Kathuria, GM, Angelique International Ltd
Partnership for Energy & Sustainable Development by Mr Anupam Mishra, Senior GM (Hydro Power), WAPCOS
Mr R K Gupta, CMD, WAPCOS on “Partnership for Energy and Sustainable Development”
Mr Syamal Gupta, Special Advisor, Tata International Ltd on at the Valedictory Session of the 10th CII- EXIM BANK Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership
Mr Yaduvendra Mathur, CMD, Export - Import Bank of India at the Valedictory Session of the 10th CII- EXIM BANK Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership
Dr E M Sudarsana Natchiappan, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, GOI valedictory address at the Valedictory Session of the 10th CII- EXIM BANK Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership
 
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