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29 March, 2012

Global Indian Network of Knowledge

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has set up a Global-Indian Network of Knowledge (Global-INK), conceived as a strategic virtual think tank that connects Overseas Indians (who are “knowledge providers”) with  the development process in India (which consists of “knowledge receivers”).

“Being a next generation  knowledge management, collaboration and business solution platform,” the Ministry says, “Global-INK provides context to connect knowledge experts with knowledge seekers. Consequently these connections enable flow of knowledge and expertise from the Diaspora back into India and facilitate collective action.

“Global-INK will catalyze Diaspora ability and willingness into well thought out projects and programs for development, transform individual initiatives into community action and achieve critical mass in chosen verticals.”

Overseas Indians wishing to participate in Global-INK activity can seek registration by filling a form available at its website

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs ( and the Confederation of Indian Industry have jointly set up an Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre ( with a view to expanding the economic engagement of the Diaspora within India.

Ms. Sujata Sudarshan, Director of CII, is the CEO of OIFC. Its office is located at 249-F, Sector 18, Udyog Vihar, Phase IV, Gurgaon 122015, Haryana, India. Tel 91-124401 4055/6. Fax 91-124-4309446.

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