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Celebration of India Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) day 2022

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 Embassy of India


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Celebration of India Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) day 2022


1. The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day 2022 was celebrated on 22 December 2022 at the Hotel Sofitel, Algiers. ITEC is a bilateral programme of assistance which was established in September 1964. Training and capacity building is one of its major goals. Under ITEC, Algerian professionals are offered training courses in different centres of excellence in India which empower them with professional skills and prepare them for an increasingly globalized world. Every year India offers 40 slots in training courses at different Indian Institutes covering diverse themes and these are open to Algerian officials, public sector employees, universities, Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the private sector. 

2. Large number of ITEC alumni attended the event. During the event, eight of the ITEC alumni shared their rich experience during their training in India in the field of solar energy technologies,  startups,  diplomacy, industrial projects and infrastructures, health, WTO issues and in web technologies. Representatives were also present from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Trade and Promotion of Exports, Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reforms, Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Algerian Space Agency. Several journalists from prominent Algerian print and electronic media covered the event. 

3. Since 2007, more than 365 candidates from Algeria have availed ITEC training. This year the Embassy has received a record number of applications. Some of the popular ITEC courses in Algeria are: advanced methods of crime investigation, narcotics and psychotropic substances, Human Resource Management for organizational excellence, government accounting and financial management, audit of e-governance, WTO issues, development partnership – learning South-South cooperation, climate change and sustainable development, recycling technology, artificial intelligence, data analytics and risk management. 

4. In his remarks, Ambassador Gaurav Ahluwalia spoke about excellent bilateral relations between India and Algeria and appreciated the contribution of ITEC alumni in enhancing the relationship by acting as a bridge of understanding between the two countries. He spoke about the ongoing digital revolution in India and IndiaStack which has revolutionized financial transactions in India. Referring to President Tebboune’s focus on creating a start-up, entrepreneurial economy in Algeria, the Ambassador hoped that ITEC alumni would find IndiaStack a useful case study for implementation of President Tebboune’s vision. He added the building on these digital public goods was a key focus area for India’s G20 Presidency. 


22 December 2022