Co-hosted by the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), this one day workshop will bring together researchers from DEGRP's China-Africa research stream and SAIIA, as well as other participants from academia and the private sector, to discuss key issues influencing Sino-African relations.
Held in parallel with the second summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), the workshop will focus on three priority areas, designed to raise key issues for consideration at the summit:
- China’s changing role in the global economy and the impact of this on the African economic environment, as well as on development in Africa generally;
- the role of natural resources and wildlife in China-Africa trade, including opportunities for diversification away from a natural resources-based economic model;
- issues of governance, peace, and security.