Seminar on BRICS-Africa Cooperation

On 29-30 August 2017, the UJCI and the UJ SARChi Chair of African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, in collaboration with Oxfam International’s Africa-China Dialogue Platform based in Addis Ababa, Ethopia, hosted a seminar on ‘BRICS-Africa Co-operation: Progress, Prospects and Challenges’.

The seminar was aimed at exploring issues surrounding BRICS and its relations with Africa prior to the Ninth BRICS Summit held in held in Xiamen, Fujian Province in China in September.

The seminar was addressed by speakers from each of the five BRICS countries. They were:

Dr. Bruno De Conti, Coordinator of the Graduate Programme in Economics of the BRICS Network University (BRICS NU)  at the University of Campinas in Brazil, and Director of the Confucius Institute at the same university.

Prof. Maxim Khomyakov, Vice-President of Ural Federal University in Ekaterinburg, Russia, and Director of the BRICS Studies Centre at the same university.

Prof. A.K. Ramakrishnan, Professor at the School of International Studies and Director of the Human Rights Studies Programme at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

Prof. Liu Haifang, Associate Professor in the School of International Studies and Executive Deputy Director and Secretary-General of the Centre for African Studies at Peking University.

Prof. Chris Landsberg, SARChI Chair of African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at the University of Johannesburg.

For an article about the seminar on the UJ website, click here.