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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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