The Africa-China Centre for Policy & Advisory (ACCPA), a Sino-African research and policy think tank, has announced that it will be hosting a global virtual dialogue on China’s BRI and Africa’s Green Development Agenda.

The BRI Dialogue is an annual summit hosted by the Africa-China Centre for Policy & Advisory.

This year’s dialogue will be held virtually on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 10 am GMT.

Launched in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever conceived.

BRI is delivering infrastructure development across Africa, and the continent has a more positive view of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) than anywhere else outside China.

As of August 2022, 50 of the 55 countries in Africa had signed some sort of memorandum of understanding or other agreement on the BRI.

This BRI dialogue is set to bring together policy experts, researchers, and thought leaders to drive conversations on how to prioritize Africa’s infrastructure development agenda as a sequel to China’s BRI.

This year’s BRI Dialogue will feature key speakers such as Prof. David Norris, Vice Chancellor of the University of Botswana and Advisory Panel Member of the ACCPA; Dr. Cliff O. Mboya, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS) at the University of Johannesburg; Dr. Lucy Anning, Executive Director of the DevAfrica Institute; and Paul Frimpong, Executive Director of the ACCPA.

Participation in the dialogue is free. However, an online registration is required. To register, kindly visit

Participants will gain significant insights, viewpoints, and perspectives on “greening the BRI, as well as understanding how China’s BRI is shaping Africa’s green agenda in infrastructure development.

Source: ACCPA,

Written by: Mercy Tedeku, Research Associate, ACCPA

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