IIFT has been entrusted with the
responsibility of setting up of Indian Africa Institute of
Foreign Trade (IAIFT) as a Centre of Excellence in the area of
International Business 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
identifies 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
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
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, corporates, 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
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 co-operation 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 IAIFT would generate
views, opinions, analysis on number of contemporary trade and
economic issues which would be of interest to African nations
in developing economic relationship with other countries