Dialogue to unpack challenges and prospects of Discussion board for China-Africa Cooperation 21 years later

DATE: 21 October 2021

Human Sciences Analysis Council (HSRC)

Dialogue to unpack challenges and prospects of Discussion board for China-Africa Cooperation 21 years later

Pretoria, Wednesday 20 October 2021 – The Discussion board for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) triennial summit has grow to be a serious occasion in world politics since its inaugural assembly in 2000 because it units the tone for Sino-African relations. The main target of this yr’s summit will probably be on the three precedence areas of vaccine cooperation, financial restoration, and transformative growth.

As FOCAC delves into the put up COVID-19 future, the Human Sciences Analysis Council’s BRICS Analysis Centre and the Afro-Sino Centre of Worldwide Relations (Ghana) will debate challenges and prospects primarily based on the previous 21 years of FOCAC.

Titled FOCAC at 21 Years: Assessing preparedness for a win-win Sino-Africa multilateral and bilateral collaborations, the digital dialogue will probably be held on Thursday 21 October 2021 from 11h00 – 14h00.

The target of this webinar is to share the findings of current unbiased assessments of the continuing FOCAC implementation. Students may even contact on nations’ preparedness to barter a win-win take care of Chinese language counterparts, and share classes discovered from failed bilateral engagements.

Drawing from proof and coverage suggestions, audio system will discover alternatives for additional cooperation on the continental, regional and nationwide ranges. 

His Excellency Minister Counsellor Yu Yong, Embassy of the Folks’s Republic of China in South Africa and Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Chair of the Board, Head African Futures and Innovation, Institute for Safety Research, will ship the Opening Addresses.

This webinar platform offers an necessary alternative for African thinkers and suppose tanks to guage the FOCAC and objectively look at African company in relations to China. African rhetoric with worldwide companions akin to China needs to be embedded within the Africa Union’s Constitutive Act to repeatedly safe useful offers for Africa. 

The occasion is according to the African Union’s imaginative and prescient of “an built-in, affluent and peaceable Africa, pushed by its personal residents and representing a dynamic pressure in world enviornment”.

The webinar is anticipated to function a platform for strategic partnerships and collaboration amongst thinkers and students.

The panel will embrace the next subjects and audio system:

  • The African Company within the Convergence of Emergence between Africa and China -Prof Siphamandla Zondi, Chair, South African BRICS Assume Tank Council & College of Johannesburg 
  • The need of an evaluation of FOCAC; Africa’s company in securing a win-win collaboration – Ms Pamela Carslake, Govt Director, Afro-Sino Centre of Worldwide Relations, Ghana
  • China-Africa collaboration and its impression on the African Continental Free Commerce Space Settlement (AfCFTA)- Dr Robert Lisinge, Chief, Power, Infrastructure, and Providers. United Nations Financial Fee for Africa
  • Placing Africa First: Necessity of particular person nation’s readiness in bilateral relations with China in direction of Agenda 2063 achievements – Prof Mammo Muchie, Tshwane Institute of Expertise, Chair, Rated Analysis Professor in Innovation Research
  • Africa on the Centre of China Shaping the World within the twenty first Century – Prof Paul Tembe, Senior Analysis Fellow and Senior Lecturer, Division of Linguistics and Fashionable Languages. College of South Africa (UNISA)
  • Infrastructure Building and Data Trade: 
  • How can China and Africa Enhance the High quality and Sustainability of their Cooperation? – Prof Tang Xiaoyang, Deputy Director, Carnegie-Tsinghua Heart for World Coverage, Mingzhai 320, Tshinghua College

The small print of the occasion are as follows:

Date:21 October 2021

Time:11h00-14:00 Harare/Pretoria Time or 17:00 – 20:00 Beijing Time

Zoom hyperlink:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvd–rqj0tE9VWQYvL2P8e7LuYTrODD9R-

For media enquiries contact: Adziliwi Nematandani – 082 765 9191 or anematandani@hsrc.ac.za.

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