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Securing the 21st Century: Mapping India-Africa Engagement

This year marks 10 years of the India-Africa Forum Summit, and provides an important moment to take an in-depth look at the India-Africa relationship. Taking forward from the Delhi Declaration and the India-Africa Framework for Strategic Cooperation, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, and OCP Policy Center, Rabat, are bringing out a joint publication on bolstering India-Africa engagement to secure a common future in the 21st century.

This publication takes into account the longstanding and multifaceted nature of India-Africa ties, and the endeavour to pursue a development partnership that seeks to urgently respond to critical challenges that require organic solutions. Given both the boundless opportunities and the scale of challenges these regions face, it is inevitable that solutions and pathways will also be incubated here. As such, this publication is a knowledge bridge between Indian and African institutions, particularly as we have attempted to bring together views and policy suggestion from both Indian and African contributors.


The India-Africa Story

  • Framing India-Africa Relations: Narrative, Platforms, Areas | Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
  • India and Africa: A Culture of Cooperation | Abdallah Saaf and Ihssane Guennoun



  • Integrating Women in Labour Forces: The Cases of North Africa and India | Rim Berahab

Development Finance

  • Financing Development in India and Africa | Vikrom Mathur and Aparajit Pandey, ORF


  • Asia-Africa Growth Corridor: Developing an Alternative | Ritika Passi

Areas of Engagement


  • India-Africa Agricultural Cooperation Scope, Current Initiatives, and the Way Forward | Malancha Chakrabarty


  • Strengthening Health Systems in India and Africa A Converging Agenda | Kabir Sheikh and Anns Issac
  • Building a Robust Healthcare System | Franklin Cudjoe


  • Driving Institutional Investments towards Clean Energy in India and Africa | Labanya Prakash Jena and Chavi Meattle
  • The Energy Transition in Africa: A New Opportunity for Economic Development | Tayeb Amegroud

Trade and Investment: The Private Sector

  • India-Africa Economic Relations in the Emerging Economic Order A Perspective from the Indian Private Sector | Pranav Kumar
  • The Private Sector’s Role in Promoting India-Africa Trade and Investment: The African Perspective | Miriam W. Oiro Omolo

Urbanisation and Smart Cities

  • Managing Urbanisation: India’s Experience and Prospects for India-Africa Cooperation | Rumi Aijaz
  • The Smart City: Shaping Individual and Collective Life in Africa | Pierre Goudiaby Atepa
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Ritika Passi

Ritika Passi

Ritika Passi works at the intersection of economics and security. Her research focuses on regional connectivity initiatives and power shifts in global economic governance. She ...

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Ihssane Guennoun

Ihssane Guennoun

Ihssane Guennoun is Program Officer at OCP Policy Center where she is in charge of developing institutional partnerships projects and events. She also contributes towards ...

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