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ITEC Day 2023

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High Commission of India


ITEC Day 2023

The High Commission celebrated 59th Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Day (ITEC Day 2023) on September 15, 2023 at Woodlands, Lilongwe. The celebration was graced by Honourable Minister of Local Government, Culture and Unity, Mr. Richard Chimwendo Banda, M.P., and Honourable Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Mr. Sosten Gwengwe, M.P. The celebration was attended by about 150 ITEC alumni (both Civilian and Defence) and Senior Government officials of the Government of Malawi, including Mr. Blessings Chilabade, Secretary for Human Resource Management and Development, Mayor for Lilongwe City, Richard Banda, Honourable Peter Dimba, M.P.

In his remarks, the High Commissioner mentioned that ITEC is an important cooperation programme of the Government of India for delivering technical assistance, technology transfer and capacity building for our developing country partners. Through this programme, India shares its development experience and expertise in various fields with over 160 countries around the world including Malawi. He further mentioned that India’s development co-operation with our partners flows from our philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ which means the ‘World is one Family’. He also stated that Malawi is one of the partners of India under the ITEC cooperation and the ITEC scholarship program has helped to further strengthen the existing cordial and friendly bilateral relations between Malawi and India.

In his remarks, the Honourable Minister Richard Chimwendo Banda thanked India for its continued support to Malawi including through capacity building program under ITEC. The Minster said that ITEC program has been instrumental in enhancing skills among public and private sector officers thereby contributing to the development of the country.

At the event, some of the ITEC alumni who shared their experiences in India during their training in India highlighted the relevance of the training in their career.

ITEC, programme which started in 1964 and celebrated on 15th September every year, is India’s most successful partnership cooperation programme, provides technical assistance, training/capacity building opportunities to partner countries in a range of fields including IT, banking, administration, audit, scientific to both civil and defence personnel. India offers 300 short-term, medium-term and long-term courses every year in a wide and diverse range of skills and disciplines through over 50 empanelled institutions. Every year more than 15,000 training slots are offered under ITEC programme in various fields. India offers 150 slots of training courses to Malawi every year. Since 2007, over 900 Malawian nationals have availed training in India under the ITEC programme, among them, 43 Malawi Defence Force (MDF) personnels. 

15 September 2023