India and AARDO MoU on Capacity Building Program for Rural Development (Download PDF)


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India and African Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for capacity building Programmes in rural development. This was approved by the Union Cabinet for the triennium 2015 – 2017.

Key Facts

Under this MoU

  • Every year the capacity building Programmes will be organized in various Institutions of Excellence in India such as National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), institutions governed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and many others.
  • One year Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Management Course will be started in NIRD & PR.

About African Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO)

African Asian Rural Development Organization

African Asian Rural Development Organization

African Asian Rural Development Organization

  • An autonomous inter-Governmental organization.
  • Founded in 1962 to encourage cooperation between African-Asian Region countries for eradicating hunger, thirst, poverty, illiteracy and disease.
  • Headquartered in New Delhi.
  • 31 member countries of African-Asian Region including India.
  • India is the largest contributor among the AARDO member states.
  • India provided funds for building and maintaining AARDO Secretariat in Delhi.
  • India provides 70 fully paid training scholarships for Human Resource Development Programme of AARDO under the banner Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC)

- Published/Last Modified on: October 6, 2016

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