The Founder and Executive Director of the Africa-China Centre for Policy and Advisory (ACCPA), a Sino-African research and policy think tank and advisory firm, Paul Frimpong, has arrived in Zhejiang Province, China, to participate in the Seminar on Chinese Modernization and Africa’s Development and the 12th Meeting of the China-Africa Think Tanks Forum.

Paul Frimpong (Middle), ACCPA’s Executive Director at the Seminar on Chinese Modernization and Africa’s Development at the Zhejiang Normal University.

The China-Africa Think Tanks Forum (CATTF) is an initiative launched by the Institute of African Studies at Zhejiang Normal University (IASZNU) in October 2011 to create a platform for dialogue and exchanges between Chinese and African think tanks. After eleven years of unremitting efforts, CATTF has successfully held eleven sessions in Africa and China.

Within the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), CATTF nurtures long-term cooperation and encourages academic exchanges among academics and policymakers in China and Africa.

This year is a special year as it marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity, the 60th anniversary of late Premier Zhou Enlai’s first visit to Africa, and the 60th anniversary of China’s dispatch of medical teams to Africa.

Mr. Frimpong is one of the top voices in Africa in matters relating to Africa and Africa-China relations. He has been quoted and published in top media, including CGTN, VOA, China Daily, People’s Daily, etc.

He will be participating in the forum alongside Chinese and African government officials, African diplomatic envoys in China, representatives of international organizations, leaders, experts, and scholars of well-known think tanks and representatives of Chinese and African media and enterprises to pool the wisdom of the Chinese and African think tanks. The forum will seek to push forward ideas and insights on promoting the spirit of China-Africa friendship and cooperation and jointly acting on the Global Development Initiative.


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