Agriculture and Industrialisation

Workshop on Reporting Africa-China Engagements in Ethiopia, 5-7 September 2017

The ACRP in partnership with Oxfam International’s Africa-China Dialogue Platform held a workshop on Reporting Africa-China Engagements: Agriculture, Climate Change, Industrialization, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2063 for African and Chinese journalists in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 5-7 September 2017. The workshop provided over 20 journalists with practical skills training, informative presentations and talks from leading figures at e.g. the African Union, China’s Mission to the African Union, and the UN Economic Commission for Africa, and also included tours in and around Addis Ababa, notably to the Eastern Industrial Zone (Huajian factory), the new Addis Ababa light railway and the African Union.

To read a full report on this workshop, please click here.

Subsequent to the workshop the participating journalists published several follow-up reports on the workshop and important issues discussed there:


Industrialisation Workshop in South Africa, 23-27 May 2016

The ACRP convened ten African and Chinese journalists in Johannesburg during May 2016 for a week of training, skills development, discussion and several excursions. African and Chinese journalists were invited to submit applications and reporting grant proposals based on the FOCAC 2015 Action Plan’s goals for industrialisation in Africa. Following the conclusion of the workshop, the journalists were each awarded a reporting grant to pursue their Africa-China industrialisation investigations. The workshop focused on current Africa-China industrialisation initiatives in Africa, as industrialisation is a fundamental component of both China’s Africa Policy 2016 and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, and is a key aspect of Africa-China engagement generally.

To read a full report on this workshop, please click here.