To mark the 7th Session on the Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC),
Kente & Silk in collaboration with the China Africa Tech Initiative and the Global Shapers Shanghai Hub held our second CAS to discuss the role of young people in the Africa-China relationship and what FOCAC means for the youth.
The event featured a keynote by Hong Xiang Huang founder of China House,
and Nimo Wanjau Founder of Mzinga WHO BOTH shared their personal journeys in impacting the Africa-China relationship.
CAS II also had a series of interactive workshops:
- Reporting on China Africa: Identifying embedded narratives and becoming informed led by Eric Olander, the Founder of the China-Africa Project
- “Bridging Cultural Gaps with Common Demoninators” by Eke Co-Founder of Ukit Hub
- “African Tech 101 – An Overview of the Entrepreneurial and Tech Landscapes across the continent” by Stephany Zoo, Founder of the China Africa Tech Initiative
And a film screening of the documentary: ‘The Amazing Race: The China Rush” with a discussion by Producer - Rachel Berkley.
Eric Olander, closed off the interactive half-day forum by reminding the 70+ member audience:
“Africa China relations are at a turning point, but Africa needs help to step up its game.
We need to change the dynamic of the relationship-we have opportunities, but we have to recognize that challenges too exist,
and there’s a lot be done” Eric Olander, CAS II"