International Projects Division  
In the present era of globalization, physical boundaries are disappearing very fast and India is getting integrated into an increasingly competitive, networked and a global business environment. Effective management strategy helps drive individual performance, build a better business, gain skills, create networks and inspire others. In fact, the management development programmes offer an opportunity to hone up the skills of the practising managers to enable them build an enduring foundation that will enhance their value to their respective organizations.

The Institute has conducted a series of Capacity Building Programmes in various African countries. These programmes aim at developing required skills and professional competency among entrepreneurs, government officials, professionals and corporate executives in the host countries.

To enhance awareness about International Business environment
To help in developing International Marketing strategies among the stakeholders
 To develop an understanding about export-import procedures and documentation
To understand International Trade logistics and supply chain management
To enhance overall skills and competency in International Business among the participants
  Programme Contents:

• Globalization and International Business
• Conceptual and policy framework of International Trade and Investment
• International Trade Patterns : An Overview
• Institutional Framework for International Business
• World Trade Organization (Conceptual framework, Various agreements under WTO, Dispute Settlement Mechanism, Subsidiary & Countervailing Measures)
• Africa’s engagement in RTAs
• Trade Policy Practices and Regulations
• Cross Cultural Issues in International Business
• Identification, Evaluation and Country Selection
• Modes of International Business Expansion
• Foreign Direct Investment
• International Marketing
• Export and Import Strategy Formulation
• Trade Promotion Strategies
• International Finance
• International Trade Operations
• Global Supply Chain Management
• International Trade Procedures and Documentation
• Global E-Business
The course delivery includes case studies, panel discussions, participative exercises and interactive sessions.
Partner Organisations in the Host Country
One or more partner organizations is identified in the host country that provides local support especially for the following:
Arranging venue for conducting the programme
Logistics support
Providing refreshments / lunch during the programme
Mobilising participation
Arranging simultaneous translation facilities in non-English speaking countires
Facilitating conduct of the programme
Cost Implications

The costs incurred on travel of faculty experts, content development, course material and programme delivery is generally borne by the Indian Government.

Though there is no fee for participation in the programme, but the participants or their sponsoring organizations are expected to bear their own costs including travel, stay, food etc.

  Capacity Building Programme on International Business conducted in African countries during recent years:  
Country Duration & partner Organization

No. of Participants

ETHIOPIA Addis Ababa (23 March to 03 April, 2009) in collaboration with Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association and Dry Port Service Enterprises, Ethiopia. 32
EGYPT Cairo (05-16 July, 2009) in collaboration with Foreign Trade Training Centre (FTTC), Egypt. 30
BOTSWANA Gaborone (04-14 August, 2009) in collaboration with Ministry of Trade and Industry, Botswana 30
NAMIBIA Windhoek (21 September – 3 October, 2009) in collaboration with Ministry of Trade and Industry, Namibia. 25
ANGOLA Luanda (27 – 30 October, 2009) in collaboration with Ministry of External Relations, Angola. 26
SOUTH AFRICA Pretoria (19-29 January 2010) in collaboration with Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa. 35
UGANDA Kampala (27 April – 7 May, 2010) in collaboration with Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry, Uganda 60
SENEGAL Dakar (25-30 October, 2010) in collaboration with International School of Management, Senegal 33
RWANDA Kigali (16-26 November, 2010) in collaboration with School of finance and Banking, Rwanda. 30
BURKINA FASO Ouagadougou (27 June – 1 July, 2011) in collaboration with Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Promotion of Private Initiatives and Handicrafts, Burkina Faso. 60
SUDAN Khartoum (10 – 16 July, 2011) in collaboration of Development Studies and Research Institute, University of Khartoum, Sudan. 47
MAURITIUS (13-17 February 2012) in collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mauritius. 41
SEYCHELLES (10-14 Jun 2013) in collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SEYCHELLES. 45
TOGO (26-30 Aug 2013) in collaboration with Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Togo. 69
TUNISIA (23-27 September 2013) in collaboration with Diplomatic Institute for Training and Studies, Tunisia 45
GHANA (30 September to 04 October 2013) in collaboration with Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Ghana 65
Niger (11-15 November 2013) in collaboration with Ministry of Commerce, Niger 96
Eritrea (18-22 November 2013) in collaboration with Ministry of Trade, Eritrea 52
Kenya (02 – 06 December 2013) in collaboration with Kenya Institute of Business Training, Kenya 36
Gabon (13-17 January 2014) in collaboration with Omar Bongo University, Gabon 70
Tanzania (20 - 24 January 2014) in collaboration with University of Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania 39
Madagascar (24-28 February 2014) in collaboration with International Trade board of Madagascar, Madagascar 65
Djibouti (20-24 April 2014) in collaboration with chamber of commerce and National Investment Promotion Agency 39
cape verde cape verde (15-19 September 2014) in collaboration with Ministry of External Relations, Cape Verde 36
Somalia (10-14 November 2014) in collaboration with Somali Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Somalia 52
The Gambia (10-14 November 2014) in collaboration with Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Gambia 35
Zimbabwe (17-21 November 2014) in collaboration with ZimTrade, Zimbabwe 55
Malawi (8-12 December 2014) in collaboration with Malawi Institute of Management, Malawi 20
Burundi (26-30 January 2015) in collaboration with Burundi Bureau of Standards and Quality Control 28
Lesotho (2-6 February 2015) in collaboration with Basotho Enterprises Development Corporation (BEDCO) 50
Senegal (9-13 March 2015) in collaboration with African Institute for Trade Policy (IAPC) 69
Zimbabwe (Bulawayo) (9-13 March 2015) in collaboration with ZimTrade 50
Mozambique (23-27 March 2015) in collaboration with Higher Institute of International Relations, Mozambique 50
South Africa (11-15 May 2015) in collaboration with Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), South AFrica 40
Morocco (6-10 July   2015) in collaboration with ISCAE, Morocco 24
Kenya (21-25 September 2015) in collaboration with KISII University 35
 Luanda, Angola  19-22 September 2017, Agência para a Promoção do Investimento e Exportações de Angola (APIEX)  92
 Cairo, Egypt  1-5 October 2017, Foreign Trade Training Centre (FTTC)  30
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