Recent Conferences
International Webinar on May 5th 2020
Talk by President of African Development Bank at IIC organiseded by ASA/PRIASA on 1st February2013
Round Table on "China in Francophone and Anglophone Africa: Implications on India", 24th August 2012 at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Conference to Establish Asian Africannist Network at Seoul, Korea on 27-29 April 2012
Symposium on “Indian Diaspora in Francophone and Lusophone Africa: Comparing Opportunities for Indian Foreign Policies” 27th September 2011,Conference Room-001 School of International Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University
Talk by Nigerian Foreign Minister on 17th April 2011 at 5 PM
International seminar on 'India-Africa Enduring Partnership: Emerging Areas of Co-operation' at Mumbai organised by African Studies Association of India (ASA India) and Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai on 2-3 March, 2011
Round Table on
Public lecture cum discussion by Prof. Denis Venter on "The Imperatives of Democracy and Governance for African Renewal" at Conference Hall I, India International Centre on 27th January 2011 at 6:30 PM
ASA Interaction with visiting Journalist from Africa January 2011
International Seminar on India and South Africa: Political, Economic, Strategic and Diaspora Relations, 2-3 December, 2010 in collaboration with ASA India and IIC
Lecture cum discussion with Highcommissioner of the Republic of Gambia, 9th November 2010
Round Table on China and Africa: Perspective from India on 7th September 2010 at SIS, JNU
A talk by Prof. Peggy Levitt, 18 August 2010 at IIC
Teaching , Researching and Resourcing African Studies in India" on 19th March 2010 at Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
International Seminar on “India and Africa: An Emerging Partnership” SIOS and Teen Murti Bhavan in Collaboration with ASA India on 4-5th March 2010, Inaguration by External Affairs Minister Mr. S. M. Krishna and Valedictory by MOS Sashi Tharoor
International Seminar on India and Africa: Partnership for Capacity Building and Human Resource Development organized by African Studies Association of India in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) & IIC on 9-10 Feb. 2010
South Africa under Globalisation: Issues in Foreign Policy and Development at New Delhi (JNU) on 11-12 Nov 2009
Asia - Sudan Internation Seminar organised in collaboration with Denmark School of International Studies at New Delhi (at IIC) on 10-11 Nov. 2009
International Seminar on India and SADC: Role and Importance of South Africa’ , Organised by African Studies Association of India and Punjabi University on 9-10 October 2009 at Punjabi University, Patiala.
International Seminar on India and North Africa under Globalization’ Organised by African Studies Association of India and Academy of Academy of Third World Studies on 18-19 February 2009 at JMI New Delhi.

International Webinar


"COVID 19 and Africa’s Engagement with China: Implications for India and other Major Partners of Africa "

Organised by

African Studies Association of India (ASA India)

in collaboration with

MP-IDSA, New Delhi


May 5th, 2020

From 3PM to 530PM (IST)

Through WebEx Meet Platform


 Programme of Webinar

 The list of confirmed speakers is as follows:

Chair:                           Ambs Sujan R Chinoy, DG MP-IDSA

Introductory Remarks:  Prof Ajay Dubey, Secretary General, ASA India


  1. Dr. Raymond LAU Kwun-Sun,  Hong Kong Baptist University

  2. Prof. Siphamandla Zondi, University of Pretoria, South Africa

  3. Prof. Adesina Olutayo, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

  4. Dr. Alexandra A. Arkhangelskaya, Institute for African Studies , Russian Academy of Sciences.

  5. Dr. Karen Vasquez, Fudan University, Shanghai and O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat.

  6. Dr. Sushmita Rajwar, Faculty, Delhi University & ASA Researcher

  7. Dr. Alex Vines, OBE, Chatham House, London

  8. Dr. Prof. Dr. Alexander Stroh-Steckelberg, University of Bayreuth, Germany 

  9. Concluding Remarks: Ambs Shashank, Former Foreign Secretary,  and Chairman, ASA India


The followings  would make special interventions

1.                   Dr. Jean Regis Ramasamy, Historian and Journalist, Reunion , France

2.                   Prof. Y. K. Chang, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), Seoul, Korea

3.                   Ms Ruchita Beri, Research Associate , IDSA, Vice-President ASA Inndia 

Concept Note

"COVID 19 and Africa’s Engagement with China: Implications for India and other Major Partners of Africa "

The world in undergoing a new crisis given by the COVID-19 and each and every nation is trying its best to safeguard itself. In a world after Corona,  global order and configuration of power is going to be realigned. Institutions of global governance  are going to be important instrument for countries  legitimately seeking new roles and positions in crafting this new world order.
China, as a global power,  in last two decades has emerged as the biggest economic force in Africa. In terms of trade (US$200billion), investment, turnkey projects, strategic BRI works, and its geographical spread in Africa, it has left behind all traditional powers in Africa.  Corona Virus emerging from Wuhan and becoming a global pandemic, has raised several challenges for China’s global connect and its relationship with the African continent. After  Corona virus there would be major changes in the relationship between Africa and China. Otherwise also African countries were already reassessing their relations with China under FOCAC or its bilateral economic assistance. African countries would themselves like to recast their global relationship with their existing  major partners of Africa both bilaterally and collectively through AU and AfCFTA. India, Europe, UK, USA, Brazil, on the other hand,  would also like to recalibrate their relationship in this dynamic and changing world order and emerging opportunities in Africa. It is from this perspective, it would be pertinent to discuss how Africa and each of these major players look at their engagements with  Africa in the context of ‘Before Corona and After Corona’ crisis.

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