China Infrastructure Cooperation

Image: Getty, Simon Maina/AFP
Image: Getty, Simon Maina/AFP

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in South Africa and the South African Institute of International Affairs will be hosting a joint event on promoting cooperation between China and Africa on matters relating to infrastructure.

The event will bring together researchers from across Africa and China to enhance dialogue on sustainable infrastructure development. The virtual workshop forms part of the China-Africa Joint Research and Exchange Programme, an initiative of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

China’s dual role as a funder and constructor of infrastructure has transformed countries’ development options across the Global South. It has created new points of economic growth for these countries and boosted integration between them. Roughly two decades into this process, it is important to explore the complexity of these trends. Specifically, it is important to: 

  • Track the evolution of China’s funding and construction of infrastructure in the Global South and to identify emerging trends; and
  • Look at how environmental, socio-economic and governance (ESG) implementation has evolved and which ESG-related areas deserve more attention.

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31 Aug 2022