Climate change remains a key challenge to Africa’s sustainable development efforts. This is despite Africa being an insignificant polluter and contributor to global warming. The region’s over-reliance on a climate sensitive sector i.e., rain-fed agriculture, further compounds the problem making it the most vulnerable and with least adaptation capabilities. This vulnerability is further being … Continue reading African Countries’ Engagement with China in Addressing Climate Change: March 2017
This Policy Brief was developed by the University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute (UJCI) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), in collaboration with Oxfam’ International’s Africa-China Dialogue Platform, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It reflects and elaborates on the deliberations of a seminar entitled ‘Prospects for SADC Regional Integration through Industrialisation and the Role of … Continue reading Regional Industrialization in Southern Africa: The Role of African–Sino Partnerships
The broad and inclusive nature of Sustainable Development Goals and Africa’s Agenda 2063 necessitates the need for engagement by all actors and at all levels. SDGs’ Goal 17 calls for inclusive partnerships at local, national, regional and global levels built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the … Continue reading Asian Powers’ Engagement with African Countries: Reflections for Africa’s Development
On the 29th and 30th November, 2016 Oxfam International’s Africa-China Dialogue Platform (ACDP) convened a multi-stakeholder dialogue on the theme Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on China’s Engagement with Zambia: Opportunities and Challenges for Achieving SDGs and Agenda 2063. Over 120 participants drawn from the government, civil society, think than, private sector, international organisations and embassies based in … Continue reading Opportunities and Challenges for Achieving SDGs and Agenda 2063
Zambia and the People’s Republic of China started their diplomatic relations since October 1964. Zambia was the first country in Southern Africa to establish diplomatic ties with China. This partnership witnessed the construction of the famous Tanzania-Zambia Railway (TAZARA) line, which stands as a monument of friendship between the two countries. Bilateral trade between China … Continue reading Africa-China Dialogue Platform Hosted a Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on “China’s Engagement with Zambia: Opportunities and Challenges for Achieving SDGs and Agenda 2063″
The recent Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) on 6th, December 2015, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, unveiled that China’s investment in Africa increased from $ 22 billion in 2012 to $32.35 billion in 2014 with over 3000 Chinese companies operating across the continent. As trends indicate Chinese Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is increasing at a … Continue reading Why Africa-China Dialogue Platform (ACDP)?
“...China for the first time brought an agenda on promoting industrialisation in Africa and low-income countries”
Fact Sheet 29 Feb, 2016
Oxfam International launched Africa-China Dialogue Platform (ACDP) on 2nd March 2016 at Sheraton Addis Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The launch comprised of a day-long technical seminar and a high-level diplomatic cocktail reception. The opening session of the programme launch was graced by the presence of Ambassador Kuang Weilin, Head of Mission, China Permanent Mission to the African Union, and Dr. Arkebe Oqubay, Minister, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia among others.