India Africa Institute of Foreign Trade  

IIFT has been entrusted with the responsibility of setting up of India-Africa Institute of Foreign Trade (IAIFT) as a Centre of Excellence in the area of International Business and Trade with Pan-African reach. Consequent to the first IAFS 2008, a series of discussions took place between the African Union (AU) and the Government of India and a basic modality to start the work was agreed upon. Uganda was identified as the host country for setting up of IAIFT by the AU. To carry out the ground work and identify partner institute in the host country, a high level IIFT delegation visited Kampala.

Subsequently, a Stakeholders' Workshop was held at Kampala during 13-14 June 2011 so as to conceptualize the Vision, Mission and Strategy of the Institute wherein the presence of over eighty stakeholders participated representing government officials, academicians, exporters and entrepreneurs.

The proposed Vision, Mission and Objectives of Institute are delineated below:

To be a globally networked leading centre of excellence in the area of International Business and Trade with a Pan-African vision striving to impart business education, training and research to individuals, corporate, government and society in general.
To strive for developing indigenous capacity in Africa in the area of International Business and Trade.
To create world class physical and intellectual infrastructure using the advanced knowledge and innovative processes, catering to the need of every stakeholder adhering to global standards.
To act as a catalyst in developing closer partnership between India and African nations in better understanding of global challenges and strive for a South-South Cooperation through promoting trade and investment in judicious way.
To become a Centre of Excellence in imparting education, training and conducting research in Africa in the area of International Business and Trade.
To bring out international business and trade solutions to suit the Pan-African needs.
To train government officials, diplomats, entrepreneurs, exporters, corporates and civil society members to develop broader understanding of trade policy issues and its implication, skills in trade negotiation and trade policy formulation.
To generate views, opinions, analysis on a number of contemporary trade and economic issues which would be of interest to African nations in developing economic relationship with other countries including India.
India Africa Institute of Foreign Trade  
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