China-Africa joint research & exchange programme webinar series

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SAIIA and the China-Africa Joint Research and Exchange Programme, an initiative under the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation invite you to a series of dialogues on promoting Africa-China cooperation.

The key objective of this dialogue series is to explore sustainable development, which is at the forefront of policymakers and researchers’ agendas across African countries. It is also a critical dynamic within Africa-China relations. As such, this dialogue series will explore three themes across three dedicated dialogue sessions:

  • Session 1 (Enhancing Africa – China Economic Cooperation) will explore enhancing Africa-China economic relations, with a specific focus on enhancing trade and investment and the AfCFTA – 13 October 2020, 10am – 1pm GMT+2
  • Session 2 (Different Dimensions of Infrastructure Development & Financing) will explore the infrastructure development deficit in African countries, related challenges such as climate change, and how China and Africa can cooperate under the Belt and Road Initiative to enhance cooperation. – 15 October 2020, 9am – 11.15am GMT+2
  • Session 3 (Harnessing the 4IR for Economic Development) will explore the latest research on how 4IR issues will affect the continent, and how China, as a leader in new and innovative technologies, can offer insights to African policymakers on how to harness the 4IR to achieve development outcomes. – 15 October 2020, 11.30am – 1pm GMT+2

Download the full programme and speaker biographies.

For queries please contact Cynthia Chigwenya

Related material: 13 October 2020


  • Watch the first session of the webinar below:

Related material: 15 October 2020


  • Watch the second and third sessions of the webinar below:
15 October 2020

9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Cynthia Chigwenya
+27 (0)11 339-2021


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