Overseas Indians Facilitation Centre (OIFC) – Services from EOI Ethiopia

The Embassy is happy to share that in order to further strengthen the bond with the Indian Diaspora, the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) created an enabling environment in which Overseas Indians engage with and benefit from the opportunities in a rapidly developing India. To achieve this objective, MOIA has set up the Overseas Indians Facilitation Centre (OIFC) as the economic engagement arm of the MOIA. OIFC was established in 2007, as a Public Private Partnership between MOIA and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). OIFC provides the following services:

  • Through its portal, OIFC provides updated information on India, emerging sectors, projects from State Governments open for investment. OIFC provides information on matters of economic engagement to Overseas Indians, through a portal www.oifc.in, query addressal (supported by its knowledge partners & domain experts), publications and webinars. The portal hosts details of projects open for investment, in some State Governments. The OIFC website is linked to key initiatives of the Government, eg. Make in India, Namami Gange, Swachch Bharat.
  • Answers queries from Overseas Indians relating to economic engagement, investment, finding business partners, rules & procedure, sectoral information, taxation, etc.
  • Organizes tailor-made visits and B2B meetings for incoming business delegations of Indian Diaspora.
  • OIFC organizes annual overseas Diaspora Engagement Meets in select foreign countries which serve as a face to face platform for interaction with accompanying business leaders from India and the attending overseas Indian delegates.

Recently, OIFC brought out two publications: “Spinning India’s success : Growth on Wheels” focuses on the key schemes of the Government and outlines opportunities available to Overseas Indians to participate in them. The second publication, “The Overseas Indian & India: Weaving a global fabric” cites examples of overseas Indians engaging economically with India. Both publications are available in an e-book format on the OIFC portal www.oifc.in/spinning-Indias-success-growth-wheels and www.oifc.in/weaving-new-global-fabric.

At the annual Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD), OIFC organizes networking meetings amongst PBD delegates and between PBD delegates & government officials. This year, OIFC organized B2B meetings of visiting business delegations during PBD-2015 and Indian companies, in addition to B2G meetings.
The Embassy would encourage the diaspora in Ethiopia and Djibouti to connect with OIFC for information on business opportunities and mount a delegation to India in 2015-16.

  • Address : 224, Kebele 13/14, Woreda 07, Arada Sub-City, Near Bel Air Hotel, Aware, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Working : 9:30 am and 11:30 am on all working days, (Mondays to Fridays) except Holidays.
  • Telephone Numbers : 00-251-11-1235538/39/40/41
  • Fax Number : 00-251-11-1235547/1235548
  • E-Mail :hoc.addisababa@mea.gov.in