China Africa Think Tanks Forum (CATTF) held in Hangzhou & Jinhua: 27-29 October 2011

Dr. Sven Grimm attended the 1st China-Africa Think Tanks Forum (CATTF 1), a sideline event of the 8th Senior Officials Meeting of the Forum of China Africa Co-operation, which was held in Hangzhou and Jinhua, China from 27 – 29 October 2011. The event was attended by around 140 high-level decision makers and scholars from across Africa and China. The conference was opened, inter alia, by Ghana’s former President Jerry John Rawlings and the Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zhai Jun.

Sven Grimm’s speech at CATTF 1 in Hangzhou can be found in PDF format here.

CATTF 1 discussed key topics in Africa-China relations for the coming decade among African and Chinese scholars, namely Africa’s security situation and Sino-African cooperation in the field of peace and security, Africa’s finance and investment climate, and people-to-people and cultural exchange between China and Africa and the role of think tanks in it. Dr Grimm was addressing the plenary in Hangzhou in a keynote on the first evening.

Download the official CATTF 1 Declaration here.