CACS Policy Brief No 7

The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development headquarters in Lome, Togo, built by Chinese contractors with a grant from the Chinese government.

Africa-China Industrial and Infrastructural Cooperation: Recommendations

November 2019

Text by Dr Fritz Nganje, Dr Philani Mthembu, Moab Merid, Akabondo Kabechani, Messay Mulugeta, Kofi Kouakou, Shaida Nampoba, Salim Kaunda, Gedion Jalata, Professor Liu Minquan and Nakubyana Mungomba. Edited by Bhaso Ndzendze and Dr David Monyae

On 18 and 19 September 2019, CACS hosted a two-day conference entitled ‘Africa-China Industrial and Infrastructural Cooperation: Drivers and Prospects’. The conference brought together scholars, researchers, policy-makers, students and civil society actors from across Africa and China to reflect on the current trajectory of Sino-African infrastructural and industrial cooperation, and craft concrete policy recommendations on how this cooperation could be strengthened and leveraged in the interests of the continent’s industrialisation and socio-economic transformation. This Policy Brief presents the major highlights and key policy recommendations that have emanated from the conference. Download