Following the first India-Africa Forum Summit in 2008, India has announced establishment of various capacity building institutions in various countries in Africa.
These commitments include the establishment of 4 Pan-African Institutions viz. (i) India Africa Institute of Foreign Trade, (ii) India Africa Diamond Institute, (iii) India Africa Institute of Educational Planning and Administration and (iv) India Africa Institute of Information Technology.
Other institutions to be established are 10 Vocational Training Centres and 5 human settlement institutes to support low-cost housing technologies and 2 coal institutions. Out of the above 21 Institutions, few are higher education institutions like India-Africa Institute of Information Technology and India Africa Institute of Educational Planning and Administration.
These institutions are meant to enhance the capacity of African countries and to benefit African students.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. D. Purandeswari, in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.