Making from “China-Africa” to “Africa-China” a reality
At Development Reimagined, we firmly believe Africa’s own development plans and priorities should be highly valued by all development partners, including China. We know from experience that cooperation is most effective when governments and the private sector align their plans with African priorities and needs.
Development Reimagined has long-standing relationships among the African Diplomatic Corps in Beijing, the China Africa Business Council (CABC), and Chinese ministries including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Commerce. We draw on this deep network to provide unparalleled insights on China’s role as a key development partner for the African region in striving to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2063: Africa’s strategic framework to deliver on the African Union’s goals for inclusive and sustainable development by implementing 6 continental frameworks and 15 flagship projects.
Our work – including our flagship Africa-wide “China Strategy” – draws on our unique network and DR’s trusted role in China, along with an in-house portfolio of unique databases. These rich resources enable us to publish a series of original, timely research as well as convene innovative capacity building and trade/finance facilitation activities to help African countries get the most out of existing and future relationships with China.
Reimagining the Africa-China relationship
MEET Our expert lead
Jing leads China-African health and agriculture cooperation research at Development Reimagined, having managed our FOCAC Policy Analysis and Advocacy project. She is also the co-author of “China-Africa Health Cooperation under FOCAC Umbrella”, in which she analysed China’s commitments around health cooperation since the first FOCAC summit and deepdived into four African countries’ health overview, challenges and cooperation with China as cases studies. Before DR, Jing worked at GIZ Cambodia on M&E of a disability advocacy project. She also worked as a translator with Chinese medical team in Benin.
WHAT WE DO
Keeping you one step ahead of key policy trends
We conduct high quality, data-driven policy research regarding Africa-China relations, at a bilateral and regional level. We use data-driven analysis to provide comprehensive “China Strategies” for companies, government agencies, and international organizations, along with tailored information reports and strategic recommendations to both our clients and the wider public on key Africa-China topics – from loans to trade to students and tourism – often based on our unique in-house databases.
We organize high-level meetings and webinars using our unique network of key African and Chinese diplomats, policymakers, practitioners and enterprises, along with numerous subject matter experts, to explore key Africa-China topics, provide training on specific lessons from China’s development path, or organize bespoke training and presentations on African countries’ economic conditions and future prospects.
Equipping key decision-makers with insights
Connecting you with diverse and powerful partners
We convene regular and impactful dialogues between African diplomats, policy-makers and businesspeople in different countries and settings – particularly African organizations on the ground in China – and we are proud to support African organizations in developing SDG-related or Agenda 2063-aligned partnerships in China (and vice versa).
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
BROWSE Our WORK on Africa-China
November 2023- Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to the present, there has been an abundance of reporting on a slowdown in Chinese lending to Africa and
Beijing, November 8, 2023 – Development Reimagined (DR) has supported UNAIDS (China), the African Union, and the Embassy of Senegal in a strategic consultative meeting
October 2023, Beijing – Why “Made in Africa” is clearly the future for global supply chains. Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Firstly, I would
The ITC team at the 2022 CIIE. October 2023– Development Reimagined (DR) conducted a China market entry training session on 18th October 2023 as
Beijing, 26 May 2023- Development Reimagined in partnership with the African Union Permanent Mission in Beijing convened an evening with Professor Deborah Brautigam, the Director
On May 30, 2023, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), supported by Development Reimagined (DR) hosted a roundtable discussion titled “Joining Hands to Realize an Africa-Led
Press Release: Afreximbank and Development Reimagined Join Forces to help High-End, Sustainable African Brands enter Chinese Market
Beijing/Cairo, 28 July 2023 – In continuation of its strategy to assist African businesses in increasing their presence in the international arena, the African Export-Import
Press Release: Embassy Of The Republic of South Sudan in Beijing Sign MOU With Development Reimagined To Strengthen Cooperation
Beijing, August 7 2023 – In a significant step towards enhancing collaboration, the Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in Beijing and Development Reimagined
Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Director General Wu Peng, Your Excellency Sylla Deputy Director Zhang Jianhua Resident Coordinator Chatterjee I want to express my
The 8th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) was recently held in Dakar, Senegal, bringing together high-level officials from China and African countries to discuss cooperation
Speech by Development Reimagined CEO, Hannah Ryder, at The Forum on China-Africa Private Sector Cooperation. Recommendations by the Development Reimagined team for future cooperation regarding
1. The removal of the Covid-19 policy and measures to boost consumption means more market opportunities for African business The Chinese government officially announced that
Expert View: What impact might China’s 20th National Congress have on Africa-China business and trade?
In October, the world’s attention was firmly placed on China, as the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) commenced. Not only
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Are African governments doing enough with China on climate action? New report says there is room for more and better cooperation
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