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China-Africa: a maturing relationship?

Time (GMT +00) 07:30 15:00


​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.

The event is invitation only, but will be livestreamed and hosted on the SAIIA website, with no registration required. For more information, visit the DEGRP event listing