The programme saw participation from 30 representatives hailing from 28 different African and Central Asian countries including South Sudan, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Madagascar, Morocco, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and others.
According to the representatives from NIBM, the programme, which was a first of its kind conducted at the institute, saw an overwhelming response. “We had received 68 applications for the programme as against the 30 participants that could be accommodated. The government has allowed NIBM to repeat the programme for the remaining participants,” the representatives said.
Addressing the valedictory session, participants appreciated the course content.
“NIBM had been originally allotted six ITEC sponsored training programmes by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, which has now increased to seven with the current programme being repeated. The number of ITEC programmes was initially 4. NIBM has seen 140 percent growth in number of international participants over the last four years. During 2018-19, there were 1,064 international participants from over 51 countries, who attended various training programmes at NIBM,” the representatives explained.